Credit unions represent over 120 million Americans with 3.5 million represented by Illinois credit unions. That’s grassroots power! We can positively impact our future and ensure we remain the best financial services option for consumers. There are many opportunities for you to get involved and stay engaged. You have a voice in Springfield and Washington — let it be heard!
Find out how to take action by contacting your state and federal lawmakers, and ways to follow up after a meeting with legislators and your League.
KEY CONTACTS — We Need You
KEY CONTACTS can provide vital and timely contact with a specific elected official, state or national, or with those who serve in staff or congressional positions of influence. This gets the credit union message out immediately to influencers when a full-scale grassroots effort is not needed. Using KEY CONTACTS, a few well-placed phone calls are made.
If you or anyone you know has established a relationship with an elected official, please let them know that the credit union movement needs them. If they are willing to make contact on behalf of credit unions, please complete the Key Contact Form.
Grassroots Coordinator Initiative
As part of our ongoing efforts to improve our advocacy programs, the ICUL introduced the “Grassroots Coordinator” initiative to increase political participation by all credit unions in the state.
Project Zip Code
This secure program counts your members by legislative districts and combines this information with nationwide credit union data to help advocacy efforts.
MAP – Member Activation Program
Learn how engaging your credit union’s members with advocacy communications can strengthen and grow your members’ loyalty.
Events and Conferences
Find dates, speakers, locations and registration materials for the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC), State Legislative Day and Hike-the-Hill.