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TCUL TriStar Advocacy Program

The TriStar Advocacy Program is the Tennessee Credit Union League’s program for grassroots, advocacy, and PAC support. TriStar is here to raise our influence both in Nashville, and Washington, DC.

Credit Unions have long known that their strength is their people and that we have millions of credit union members in the state of Tennessee, but we need to back that up with advocacy efforts and our group of CU Advocates ready to take action.


We urge your credit union to become a TriStar Credit Union, encourage credit unions around you to be TriStar Credit Unions, and put your voices together to elevate Tennessee credit unions to the top priority in the state legislature and in Washington for our Tennessee delegation.

What makes up the three stars of the TriStar Advocacy Program?

Prepared, Informed, and Ready!

Identify your group of CU Advocates in your credit union (employees, volunteers, and members). Sign them up for the CU Advocates list so they can get our regular legislative updates and stay informed on credit union issues.

Back your PAC! Sign your credit union up for Payroll Deduction.

These donations can be split between CULAC and our Tennessee State PAC. Give at least the $1000 corporate contribution to the State PAC (or more!).

Take Action!

Respond to the League’s action alerts, testify in Nashville or DC, Host legislators in your credit union, meet with legislators in Nashville and DC, and attend the Leg Reg Forum or GAC!

Steps to Becoming a TriStar Credit Union

CEO Commitment Form

Fill out the CEO commitment form and commit to all three stars of the TriStar program and sign your credit union up for payroll deduction…

CU Advocates

TriStar CEO Challenge

If your credit union is a TriStar Credit Union, you can be a TriStar CEO by participating at the Chairman’s Club Level ($500/year) and above for CULAC!

How does this benefit my credit union?

You know better than anyone that your credit union is highly regulated. Legislation that moves through Nashville or DC can have a big impact on how you operate your credit union and your ability to serve your members.

Being involved in the process is the best way to be able to serve your members best! You are either a part of the process, or it happens to you! Join us, be a TriStar Credit Union, and be your credit union’s best advocate!

Are you already a TriStar Credit Union? Display the logo proudly on your website!