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On behalf of Ohio's credit unions, the League spearheads daily advocacy efforts in multiple realms in order to create the best environment for your continued success.

Who will witness "The Game" live from the Shoe?

This year will mark the 115th time “The Game” has been played, and you could be in attendance. Much like Ohio State relies on its supporters for home-field advantage, effective advocacy relies on the support of Ohio’s 270 credit unions. As part of your League’s government advocacy efforts, having a strong credit union political action committee (PAC) ensures the Movement has a seat at the political table. This year’s PAC fundraising goal is $325,000. By logging into the Rallying Point and making a suggested $25 PAC contribution by Nov. 19, you could win two tickets to The Game on Nov. 24.



Official Rules
1. Participation is voluntary and no purchase of a product is necessary. A $25 contribution to the Ohio Credit Union Legislative Action Committee (OCULAC) is suggested and can be made online or by contacting League Manager of Legislative and Political Advocacy Andrew Canan at acanan@ohiocul.org to send a check. The suggested $25 contribution to OCULAC is NOT tax deductible.

2. A purchase or payment will not improve your chances of winning.

3. Eligibility: The OCULAC Sweepstakes is open to all natural persons within the state of Ohio.


4. Entry: Entries will be accepted online through The Rallying Point starting Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. EST to Monday, November 19, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. EST. All online entries must be received by November 19 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

5. Sponsorship: The OCULAC Sweepstakes is sponsored and paid for by OCULAC.

6. Limitation on Entries: Limit one entry per person.

7. Grand Prize: The winner will be selected at the Ohio Credit Union League Offices on November 19, 2018 and notified via social media, email or telephone call on or about November 20, 2018. The winner will receive two tickets to Ohio State vs. Michigan on November 24, 2018 valued at approximately $900.

 

8. Official Rules/Names of Winners: To receive a copy of the complete rules, send an email to Andrew Canan at acanan@ohiocul.org. For a list of winner(s), send an email after November 19, 2018 and before January 1, 2019 to acanan@ohiocul.org.


Advocacy Focuses

Legislative Advocacy
Every day, the League fights to ensure that legislators and other elected officials understand the value of credit unions and protect their interests. See what issues are at the forefront, how you can become involved, and what resources are available.

Regulatory Advocacy
As your eyes and ears, the League works with state and national regulators and legislators daily in meetings, conversations, and comment letters, to protect credit unions from unnecessary rules and to guard credit union safety and soundness. Review the latest comments filed on your behalf, how you can participate, and more.

Media Advocacy
Acting as your public relations firm, the League promotes the credit union difference daily and makes sure that credit unions are the ones defining credit unions. The League also provides resources and training to help credit unions develop their own media relationships. Check out the talking points, how-tos, template press releases, and more available to you, plus recent media features about credit unions.

Consumer Advocacy
To sustain and build consumers’ awareness and desire for credit unions, the League is constantly representing credit unions to the public and helping you elevate your profile within your community. Learn about national initiatives that are underway to connect consumers to your credit union.
 

 Advocacy News

 
#AdvocacyInAction: School’s out, but the Ohio General Assembly isn’t
As summer break begins across the state, the temperatures have been heating up and so has the League advocacy efforts.
Save the Date: 3rd Annual PAC-in Bay, Thursday, August 15
Raising funds to support a large and impactful PAC, while enjoying the company of colleagues and business partners in an awesome environment.
Lt. Governor Jon Husted to speak at CU Statehouse Day
CU Statehouse Day is an amazing opportunity to hear directly from Ohio’s public policy leaders as they share their thoughts on important issues impacting the credit union movement.
League myth-busts for CUs in letter to USA TODAY
Your League advocated on behalf of Ohio’s credit unions in the media with a letter to the editor of USA TODAY myth busting the public’s credit union perception.
BSA Reform Action by Congress Encouraging Sign
When asked about their views of Congress these days, most Americans would likely respond with words like “frustrating,” “gridlocked,” or “partisan.”