League advances advocacy with launch of Carolinas Capital Club
Thursday, December 11, 2014
COLUMBIA, SC and RALEIGH, NC--The Carolinas Credit Union League earlier this month introduced the Carolinas Capital Club, the membership of credit union political advocates from both states whose active roles include annual contributions to the League’s political action committees (PACs).
The Carolinas Capital Club, which will begin its inaugural year in 2015, allows the League to continue its support of worthy state and federal candidates who support credit unions. PAC support, which is by approval of CCUL Governmental Affairs Committees, is given to political candidates who meet one or more of these criteria:
- Understand credit unions and the challenges they face;
- Have a favorable position on issues impacting credit unions; and
- Serve on a key committee or in a leadership role.
Credit union CEOs recently were introduced to the Carolinas Capital Club and asked to commit to a fundraising goal equivalent to $2 monthly per employee.
"Lauren and Billy already have been busy traveling the two states and talking with credit union employees about the importance of political engagement," CCUL President/CEO John Radebaugh commented. "The message is simple and well received: contributing to the Carolinas Capital Club bolsters our advocacy efforts. Through it, we can influence the process and helping shape a political climate that preserves, protects, and enhances the credit union charter."
If all credit unions participate and meet their goals, the Carolinas Capital Club will reach a total of $150,000 for the League PACs. Each credit union can identify and track progress toward its 2015 goal on the new site at carolinascapitalclub.org, which also enables visitors to:
- Monitor state-specific fundraising goals;
- View PAC contributors by recognition level;
- Contact advocacy staff regarding key relationships and local insight; and
- Make online contributions beginning January 1, 2015.
For background on Carolinas Capital Club, visit carolinascaptalclub.org or contact the League's Advocacy team from the online staff directory.