Furthering the movement: CU advocates reminded about importance of CUPAC support

Credit union advocates are reminded of the importance of lending their support to CUPAC, the state Credit Union Political Action Committee, which, along with the New York Credit Union Association’s year-round advocacy efforts, helps ensure a positive political environment for New York credit unions.

State lawmakers worked expeditiously to ensure their priorities were brought to a vote in the final weeks of the New York legislative session. For credit unions, this means issues like remote notarization and the Excelsior Linked Deposit Program, both of which are bills that passed the Legislature and are awaiting the governor’s signature — a direct reflection of Association members and leaders working closely with the Legislature.

Whether you work for a state-chartered or federally chartered credit union, it’s increasingly clear that New York’s policymaking bodies are taking actions that affect us all. Help us ensure the credit union movement is protected by supporting CUPAC today.

Contributions to CUPAC can be made by visiting the CUPAC donation page.

Contributions to CUPAC are not tax deductible. Rules for state political fundraising require us to record the name and address of anyone who donates, and if the donor contributes more than $99 per year, we are also required to disclose the donor’s name and address to the New York State Board of Elections. Corporate contributions from federal credit unions are prohibited. State chartered credit unions may make a corporate contribution up to $5,000 per calendar year.

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