Advocacy

Influence public policy affecting credit unions.

ADVOCACY LEARNING PLANS

Videos

Jeff Rendel
Jeff Rendel, President, Rising Above Enterprises

Jeff Rendel, President, Rising Above Enterprises outlines the board’s role in political advocacy.

Published Information

How CUs can alleviate the burden of CFPB amid judicial and legislative uncertainty

Advocacy helps protect members and their money; helps CUs offer them needed products and services; and helps simplify the process of offering financial services.

Chairman of SchoolsFirst FCU describes his start in CU advocacy and offers suggestions for supporting the movement in the future.

Director Education Center

Introduction to Advocacy

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the advantages of applying time and resources to credit union advocacy efforts.
  • Identify elected officials and determine how to best increase their awareness of the credit union movement.  
  • Describe the process of strategically developing politically influential relationships with lawmakers.
  • Identify the steps involved in preparing to meet with an elected official.