The Cooperative Credit Union Association is an active and vigorous advocate on behalf of Rhode Island Credit Unions. The Association is the voice of the credit union community at the State House in Providence, working for legislation that fosters the success of credit unions.
Each year there are numerous legislative filings that are of importance to the credit union community in Rhode Island. Some are filings designed to help credit unions serve their members better, and some are broad based bills that have an effect on all sectors of the financial services industry. The Association closely monitors all of these proposals and, when appropriate, advocates for the credit union position in every forum.
This link leads to the website for the Rhode Island General Assembly. Many proposals impact the operation of credit unions, the role of credit unions as an employer, and the rights of members as consumers. There are a variety of useful resources on this site including an overview of the legislative process, links to the General Laws of Rhode Island, text of pending bills, and lists of lawmakers along with contact information.
The Association closely monitors and tracks state legislation on behalf of members. Retained Association Lobbyist Richard Beretta, Jr., Adler, Pollock & Sheehan, P.C, reports weekly as practicable.
Your thoughts are welcome as to the impact of proposed legislation on your credit union as well as recommended positions for the Association to advocate on these bills. Please forward any thoughts, comments or suggestions to email@example.com.
The annual Rhode Island Governmental Affairs Day reception takes place as each new legislative session is underway to position credit unions to be top of mind with the General Assembly as their deliberations begin. The event, declared "Credit Union Day" in the Ocean State by the Governor, provides an opportunity to celebrate and thank elected officials for their continued commitment to credit unions, their members and their communities.
It also provides an excellent opportunity for the credit union community and the leaders of state government to meet and discuss our shared goal of enhancing the financial well-being of the people of Rhode Island. Cordial networking and discussions continue following formal presentations and briefings on key issues.
The Rhode Island Advocacy Committee meets throughout the year to discuss legislative and regulatory priorities, attend events, and deliberate on policy matters. Membership, free and open to employees and volunteers of CCUA-affiliated credit unions, allows your credit union to have a voice to help shape the local and national credit union advocacy platform.
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.
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Locally, CCUA member states represent 4.5 million consumers. Our grassroots platform provides many opportunities for you to get involved and stay engaged.
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