Speaking Truth to Power… And Being Heard

The Federation speaks for financial inclusion for all Americans and for bringing the power of cooperative finance to all.

Credit unions promote fairness and financial security.  We advocate for policies and regulations that help credit unions grow–that provide sensible consumer protections without adding undue burdens for compliance and reporting.

Cathie Mahon, Federation CEO, addressing CDFI Roundtable

The Federation Board has a permanent Government Affairs Committee that tracks legislative, regulatory and policy issues that affect credit unions and develops and advocates policy positions.  These positions promote consumer protection in the financial services marketplace while enabling a regulatory framework that lets responsible financial institutions, like CDCUs, do what they do best: build financial independence among low-income people and communities.

Click here for the Federation’s 2018 Advocacy platform.

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