Advocacy Committees

Advocacy is the top priority of the Association. The Advocacy Committees in Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island meet throughout the year to discuss legislative and regulatory priorities, attend events, and deliberate on policy matters. The Committees provide input on the items that matter most to local member credit unions. 


Advocacy Committees maintain open membership free to employees and volunteers of CCUA-affiliated credit unions interested in lending a voice to help shape the local and national credit union advocacy platform. While a consistent advocacy front is important, attendance at every meeting is not mandatory. If credit union directors, CEOs, or staff are interested in attending, upon review of any meeting agenda, then membership and attendance is welcome. Virtual participation is also available.


Requests to join an Advocacy Committee should include your name, title, and credit union and be sent via email as follows:


Together with meetings, Advocacy Committees also use a variety of tools with convenient delivery and 24/7 access for members to gather input to form the basis for CCUA positions and contact with policymakers:

  • Virtual Meetings and Conference Calls

    • Virtual meetings and conference calls are primary meeting structures for the Association’s Working Groups, ongoing member briefings on important topics and advance preparation for governmental affairs forums. The Association facilitates the discussion using an agenda, summaries and expert presenters. Each attendee is provided an opportunity to contribute to the conversation.

    • Videoconferencing platforms, such as Ring Central and Zoom, which allow members to connect via the digital device of their choice, strengthen member engagement and expand reach throughout our four state region.

    • Audio conference meetings are an effective way for the Association to facilitate timely dialogue amongst remotely situated members in the least intrusive manner as possible. 

  • Advocacy Alerts

    • Advocacy alerts are sent to members when immediate action is needed, key victories are had, and for other breaking advocacy news. Be on the lookout for these alerts in your inbox to stay involved.

  • Surveys

    • CCUA regularly solicits your input on key advocacy issues through the form of convenient online surveys. Your responses to these surveys provides the data for CCUA to strengthen its advocacy efforts before policymakers.

  • Local Working Groups

    • The Association’s Working Groups represent a collection of members that bring their shared interest, expertise and talents to a complex topic for a deeper examination with the intent to build a consensus. These efforts help define parameters and shape policy positions which are incorporated into the Association’s advocacy platform. They may be formed for a single purpose or multiple issues which are debated over a brief or an extended period of time. Similar to the structure of Advocacy Committees, members may participate in one or more sessions in-person or by teleconference. Successful Working Groups sponsored by the Association include comment letter drafting, data breach, FASB/CECL, field-of-membership, member business loans, OTR methodology, and alternative capital. 

  • Daily CU Scan Updates

    • CCUA’s daily newsletter, the DailyCU Scan, delivered each morning to your inbox, will keep you up to date on the credit union news of the day. Association advocacy efforts, events, and updates are staples in the Scan, where you will also find information on products, exciting news from your fellow credit unions, and more. Subscribe today

  • Member Activation Program

    • The Member Activation Program (MAP), offered by CUNA, provides credit unions the opportunity to get their members engaged in credit union advocacy. The program features plug-and-play content, which credit unions deliver to members, allowing their members to discover ways to play a role in the future of their credit union.

    • LEARN MORE - Sign up for MAP using your CUNA password.

  • Project Zip Code

    • Project Zip Code (PZC), offered by CUNA, gives credit unions the ability to tell each state and federal lawmaker how many credit union members are represented in his or her district. Association credit unions have already millions of constituents through PZC- but every credit union needs to participate for Project Zip Code to have its greatest legislative impact. No personally identifiable data or individual information leaves your computer. Because Project Zip Code receives only the counts of records successfully matched by the program, all of your member data remains confidential and secure.

    • LEARN MORE - CUNA password required to enter PZC data.



Contact Us

Contact the Association at 800-842-1242, option 8, or with any questions or concerns.