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FORUM CU’s Involvement in the Legislative Process

Doug True

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

Advocacy Q&A with Greg Marchant

Diana Kot

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

What to Expect When Testifying Before Congress

Lynette W. Smith

Lynette W. Smith has twice gone before U.S. lawmakers on behalf of credit unions. Read about her experiences

Be Part of the Credit Union Advocacy Process

Douglas A. Fecher, CCE

The president/CEO of a $2 billion Ohio credit union says be sure to accept any invitation to testify before elected representatives; offers tips on how to go through the process; and describes the deep feeling of satisfaction he got from being involved.

Lobbying Tip Number 17: Join the Lunch Bunch

Hon. Robert A. Hall

A former Massachusetts state senator advises friendly meetings with elected officials to build relationships.

Lobbying Tip Number 16: Contact the Candidates–Again

Hon. Robert A. Hall

A former Massachusetts state senator advises that the next campaign begins after election day and advises you to take action immediately.

How to Contact Your Legislator

Robert A. Hall, MEd., CAE

It’s a good idea to compile a list of who represents you and then keep it handy, both at your office and at home. Being able to contact your Legislator on short notice during the legislative session could make the difference on a key vote. Here’s how to go about it.

Influencing the State Legislature or the U.S. Congress

Hon. Robert A. Hall, MEd., CAE

You can make a difference in the decision-making process of your state legislature or the U.S. Congress by being elected to public office; working to elect candidates who support your point of view; and lobbying elected officials. If you live in a country other than the United States, be sure to check your local laws before engaging in lobbying or political activity.

Political Advocacy Tips

Hon. Robert A. Hall, MEd., CAE

The following guidelines on lobbying apply to personal visits, phone calls, telegrams or letter writing.

Influencing Legislative Decision-Making by Supporting a Candidate

Hon. Robert A. Hall, MEd., CAE

There are several reasons to support a candidate for public office, and a multitude of ways to go about it.

Lobbying Tip Number 15: Campaigns–Now or Never

Hon. Robert A. Hall

A former Massachusetts state senator notes you should know how your legislators stand on your issues. Now is the time to support your candidate.

Practicing Politics

Barb Kachelski

Credit unions are inherently political. Here’s how directors can summon their inner advocate.

Lobbying Tip Number 14: Does only Money Talk?

Hon. Robert A. Hall

A former Massachusetts state senator asserts the vast majority of our elected officials want to do what's right for citizens. They also know that if they do not pay attention to the political realities–including fund raising–someone else will be worrying about what's right after the next election.

Political Action Committees

Jason Lindstrom

What are the various kinds of political action committees and why should the board care about having one? If you do want a PAC, how do you set one up?

Lobbying Tip Number 13: Positive Feedback

Hon. Robert A. Hall

A former Massachusetts state senator notes the importance of praise to a positive political advocacy effort.

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