The Association is an active advocate for credit unions on both the state and federal level. In order to be successful in that role, it must gather information, construct compelling and coherent arguments, organize support, communicate effectively and be persistent before Congress and the Rhode Island General Assembly.
Rhode Island Federal and State Legislative Activities Committee
A crucial part of the process of determining legislative goals and strategies is the Rhode Island Governmental Affairs Committee. The Committee is a body comprised of Rhode Island credit union leaders that represent the interest and needs of their credit union colleagues. Through their research and deliberations, they establish legislative priorities.
Each year there are numerous legislative filings that are of importance to the credit union community in Rhode Island. Some are filings designed to help credit unions serve their members better, and some are broad based bills that have an effect on all sectors of the financial services industry. The League closely monitors all of these proposals and, when appropriate, advocates for the credit union position in every forum.
Congress, General Court & Committees
These links lead to the website for the U.S. Congress. There are a variety of useful resources in these sites, including access to information about bills and resolutions being considered in Congress, about committee offices and schedules, and about lists of lawmakers along with contact information.
Rhode Island General Assembly
This link leads to the website for the Rhode Island General Assembly. Many proposals impact the operation of credit unions, the role of credit unions as an employer, and the rights of members as consumers. There are a variety of useful resources on this site including an overview of the legislative process, links to the General Laws of Rhode Island, text of pending bills and lists of lawmakers along with contact information.