Supporting Iowa's Credit Unions
Welcome to the source for advocacy and public policy information for Iowa's credit unions. The fact is, credit union members are stronger together. There are nearly 1.4 million credit union members in Iowa, and, by acting together, we can have a powerful impact on policy that affects our financial lives.
Credit union members work hard every day to share in the benefits of the credit union. Did you know that credit unions are not-for-profit, member-owned financial cooperatives? This unique structure makes lower rates and fees possible.
The goal of our advocacy efforts is to educate Iowans about issues affecting credit unions and Iowans alike. With your help, our collective voices can help move the needle on policy issues that affect all of us.
- Send an email to your legislator. Occasionally, we may ask you to take action on a specific issue. You can use our online platform to customize a prepared email and send it to your respective elected officials to ensure your voice is being heard.
- Join our advocacy community. Sign up to receive email alerts regarding credit union issues of importance.
- Follow ICUL on social media. Follow us on Twitter @icul or on Facebook @IowaCreditUnions.
It is critical to have elected officials at the state and federal level who understand the unique role Iowa's credit unions play in our communities. That's why the Credit Union Political Action Committee (CUPAC) works to raise funds through personal contributions to provide bipartisan support to state legislative candidates who support credit unions. Disbursements of CUPAC funds are approved by the ICUL Advocacy Committee.
How to Support CUPAC
- Personal contributions. You can support our movement financially with a contribution to CUPAC, which allows us to support candidates who support Iowa credit unions. Make a contribution.
- Purchase items from the CUPAC Store. Purchase credit union themed merchandise to support CUPAC. 100% of your store purchase will go to CUPAC and supporting credit union champions in elected office. Let's go shopping!
Please note: corporate contributions are prohibited under Iowa law. Contributions are not tax-deductible.