Advocacy News
NEW: Senate Leader Reid Promises MBL Vote | Thursday, 15 March 2012

Within minutes of one another this morning on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) spoke in favor of legislation to increase the credit union member business lending cap.  More

Small Biz Groups Back CUNA's Call for MBL Action | Thursday, 15 March 2012

A coalition of business groups have joined CUNA to urge Senate leaders Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to include the Small Business Lending Enhancement Act (S. 509) as part of the jobs legislation the Senate is expected to consider soon.  More

CUs Have Packed Hill Agenda During CUNA's GAC | Thursday, 15 March 2012

More than 4,000 credit union advocates from across the country are preparing to bring the credit union message to Washington during next week's CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference, and the usual Hike the Hill visits, which are a key element of the GAC, will be more important than ever with around 1,000 bankers also lobbying members of Congress that week.  More

Udall Endorses MBLs as JOBS Act Amendment | Thursday, 15 March 2012

Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) made an appeal to his colleagues in the U.S. Senate yesterday urging them to include a member business lending amendment in legislation currently under consideration, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. However, it has been indicated that Senate leadership will severely restrict amendments to the bill.  More

Small Biz Survey Shows Need for MBL Increase | Monday, 30 January 2012

A survey, released yesterday and executed by the Small Business Majority, shows 90% of small business owner respondents want credit unions and community banks to be permitted to lend more to small businesses. More

Small Biz Survey Shows Need For MBL Increase | Friday, 27 January 2012


A survey, released yesterday and executed by the Small Business Majority, shows 90% of small business owner respondents want credit unions and community banks to be permitted to lend more to small businesses.  More

Permission Agreement Signature Request | Monday, 23 January 2012

The Government Relations department is reviewing our credit union files for 2012 and we have found that your CUNA permission agreement may have already expired. 

CUNA permission agreements allow us to receive contributions from your members and employees.  In order to be compliant with the Federal Elections Commission, we are required to have a current signed agreement on file with your credit union.

Please Note: your members will not be solicited directly without your expressed permission.  In addition, signing the Permission Agreement does not obligate credit union members, staff, management, or volunteers to contribute to CULAC.  It simply allows them to learn of CULAC activities, and to voluntarily contribute if they choose.  

For your convenience, we have provided a link to the form for your signature.  When you have signed this form, you can email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or fax to 720-479-3423.

2012 Permission Agreement

League Advocates And The Statehouse: 2011 and 2012 | Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Hundreds of bills impacting credit unions were introduced in state legislatures last year, according to information collected by CUNA's State Government Affairs staff from leagues' governmental affairs staff. As states begin their legislative sessions for 2012, leagues will have more opportunities to promote and protect credit unions at their statehouses, with CUNA working to support their efforts. More

CULAC In Top Shape As 2012 Election Cycle Sparks | Wednesday, 04 January 2012

The 2012 presidential elections are moving ever closer after the first political contest of 2012, the Iowa Republican Caucus, took place last night. CUNA's Credit Union Legislative Action Council is preparing to aggressively support credit union friends in this fall's elections, when the presidency, congressional seats, and state and local positions are all at stake.  More

Biz Lending Up, CUs Outshine Big, Small Banks | Monday, 19 December 2011

In addition to the membership gains they made related to Bank Transfer Day, credit unions also continued to make strides in small-business lending marketplace during November. More

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