Advocacy

McLean Joins Call to Action in Opposition of Proposed Interchange Bill

August 03, 2022

Cooperative Credit Union Association President/CEO Ron McLean joined with CUNA to urge credit unions to share their concerns with the interchange bill introduced by Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Roger Marshall, R-Kan. The bill would allow merchants to route payments through an unaffiliated network.


McLean Shares CU Priorities with Mass. Lawmakers

May 03, 2022

Cooperative Credit Union Association President/CEO Ron McLean met recently with Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey and Congressmen William Keating and Stephen Lynch in Washington, D.C.


McLean, Credit Union Leaders hold dialogue with MA Division of Banks

April 28, 2022

Cooperative Credit Union Association President/CEO Ron McLean and 54 credit union leaders from throughout Massachusetts joined MA Division of Banks Commissioner of Banks Mary Gallagher and members of her team to discuss regulatory, examination and consumer compliance developments/priorities.


McLean, Credit Union Leaders Hold Dialogue with RI Speaker of the House Joseph Shekarchi

April 22, 2022

Rhode Island credit union leaders joined with Ron McLean, President/CEO of the Cooperative Credit Union Association, for a dialogue on priority legislation with Representative Joseph Shekarchi, the Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives.


Gallagher on Compliance with Semi-Annual Reporting of Certain Mortgage Loans: MGL Chapter 244 Section 35B

March 25, 2022

Mary L. Gallagher, Massachusetts Commissioner of Banks, addressed all state-chartered institutions relative to the reporting of certain loan modifications


McLean Hosts Dialogue with Senators Warren and Markey

March 18, 2022

Massachusetts credit union leaders joined with Ron McLean, President/CEO of the Cooperative Credit Union Association, for a dialogue on priority federal legislation with Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey. 


McLean Hosts Dialogue with Congresswoman Annie Kuster

March 17, 2022

Credit Union leaders from the Granite State met with Congresswoman Ann Kuster to discuss the impact of credit unions on their members, communities and state. As a member of the House Committee on Energy & Commerce, Congresswoman Kuster oversees legislation relating to consumer protection and product safety, including privacy, cybersecurity, data security, electronic communications, and the internet.


McLean Hosts Dialogue with Congressman Jim McGovern

March 17, 2022

Massachusetts credit union leaders joined with Ron McLean, President/CEO of the Cooperative Credit Union Association, for a dialogue on priority federal legislation with Congressman Jim McGovern.


NH CU Leaders Discuss Priorities with Lawmakers

March 09, 2022

Credit Union leaders from the Granite State met with Congressman Chris Pappas and Jay Weismuller, Senior Tax and Economic Policy Advisor to Senator Maggie Hassan, to discuss the impact of credit unions on their members, communities and state. Cooperative Credit Union Association President/CEO Ron McLean explained how the credit unions, along with others across the country, immediately stepped up to support the World Council of Credit Unions’ Ukrainian Displacement Fund, which will mitigate both short and long-term impacts to Ukraine's credit union system, its employees and members.


Mass. CUs Share Their Impact with Congressman Jake Auchincloss

March 09, 2022

Leaders from Massachusetts credit unions continued their advocacy outreach yesterday, meeting virtually with Congressman Jake Auchincloss to discuss the impact credit unions in Massachusetts have on their members, businesses and communities


Credit Union Leaders Meet with Rhode Island Delegation

February 28, 2022

The credit unions of Rhode Island recently met virtually with the members of their Congressional delegation to discuss priority federal issues. Congressman Jim Langevin, Congressman David Cicilline, Senator Reed, Senator Whitehouse and their staff were briefed on a number of pending pieces of legislation, and also received an update on the state of credit unions in Rhode Island.


Project Zip Code: How Does Your State Stack Up?

February 18, 2022

Ensure your PZC numbers are accurate by installing PZC- Version 21 and running it as soon as possible.  


Licensing of Mortgage Lenders and Mortgage Brokers Public Hearing

February 15, 2022

The Massachusetts Division of Banks (“Division”) will hold a virtual public hearing on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. relative to the amendments to 209 CMR 42.00: The Licensing of Mortgage Lenders and Mortgage Brokers


McLean Hosts Virtual Discussion with NCUA’s John Kutchey

February 14, 2022

Cooperative Credit Union Association President/CEO Ron McLean hosted a virtual meeting yesterday with NCUA Regional Director, Eastern Region, John Kutchey, along with credit union leaders from throughout the region.


GAC Trackers

February 09, 2022

Weekly “GAC Trackers” by the CCUA are released each Friday by email to all registered attendees, member CEOs, and Advocacy Committee members in each member state. Join Association President/CEO Ron McLean on Tuesday February 22, 2022, 1:00 p.m, for a timely Member Federal Issues Virtual Briefing on key topics. Conference registration is not required


Mayor Michelle Wu Visits City of Boston Credit Union City Hall Branch

February 07, 2022

City of Boston Mayor Michelle Wu stopped by the City of Boston Credit Union (CBCU) City Hall branch to meet branch staff and discuss efforts of serving residents across neighborhoods.


Let’s Talk … About Credit Unions

February 03, 2022

To increase the strength of the voice of member credit unions in your community before, during and after 2022 GAC, the Cooperative Credit Union Association is launching a new social media campaign targeted toward advancing the credit union message before key stakeholders


Meet Our 2022 GAC ‘Crashers’

January 31, 2022

Along with their ‘home’ credit unions, the Cooperative Credit Union Association is proud to have these enthusiastic young professionals joining our Advocacy program at CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference Feb 27 - Mar 2 in Washington, DC.


Galdieri Named as New Hampshire Commissioner of Banks

January 12, 2022

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu has nominated Emelia A.S. Galdieri to the position of Commissioner of Banks, succeeding former Commissioner of Banks Jerry Little. Yesterday, the Executive Council granted its consent to the nomination unanimously and confirmed her appointment for a six (6) year term.


McLean Urges CFPB to Exempt CUs from Proposed Small Business Lending Data Collection

January 07, 2022

Citing the significant compliance burdens already on credit unions, especially small credit unions, and the impact the data collection rule will have credit unions’ compliance resources, Credit Union Association President/CEO Ron McLean urged the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“Bureau”) to exempt credit unions from the proposed rule relative to small business lending data collection.


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