A recent American Association of Credit Union Leagues (AACUL) survey reveals the breadth and depth of support Leagues have provided to credit unions in 2021. All Leagues/State Associations—representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia—participated in the survey.
“These results demonstrate the collective power of League advocacy and Leagues’ commitment to credit unions and their 130 million members,” said AACUL President Brad Miller.
Leagues held thousands of meetings with legislators in 2021 with 12,419 credit union advocates joining Leagues at 2,567 of those meetings. Leagues tracked 5,281 state bills, authored 313 comment letters, and impacted 597 pieces of legislation supporting credit unions’ best interests.
Leagues also provided thousands of professional development opportunities for credit union employees in addition to their advocacy work and support in advancing communities across the nation. The League System cumulatively hosted 2,873 events featuring 2,356 subject matter experts attended by 70,821 people in 2021.
Leagues also facilitated 463 different boards, committees, and other professional groups made up of 7,719 credit union employees from 2,066 credit unions.
The League system also worked to get the credit unions in front of consumers and political influencers alike, resulting in 363 earned media interviews and 62 letters to the editor/op-eds, some of which were published in multiple media outlets.