The Nussle Report - See every pro-credit union candidate in Tuesday's elections

By Jim Nussle11.02.2018

Watch the CUNA 2018 Impact Report: Notching unprecedented advocacy wins, earning recognition as the most influential financial services association for the third year in a row, leading the national Credit Union Awareness Initiative…CUNA and the Leagues are making a difference, and advancing our movement. The 2018 Impact Report summarizes just how much we’ve accomplished together this year. Learn more.  

See every candidate the CUNA-League system supported: Want to know who the pro-credit union candidate is in your state or district? We’ve created a handy list of the 388 credit union supporters CUNA and the Leagues have invested nearly $7 million to help elect. Too much is at stake for our movement in Washington and state capitals to sit this one out. Speak out, vote, and encourage your friends to vote. Learn the pro-credit union candidates in your state

Sign up for a post-election webinar where I join CUNA’s top advocacy experts Ryan Donovan and Richard Gose to breakdown what the newly elected 116th Congress means for credit unions. We’ll discuss how you can best navigate this new advocacy environment. Following the webinar, we’ll distribute a white paper. Register here

CUNA attends trial as part of its ongoing advocacy to stop predatory ADA lawsuits: CUNA staff attended arguments in an appellate-level case involving Department of Labor FCU—another credit union sued because it allegedly violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). CUNA filed a brief supporting DOL FCU. This is the first ADA case to reach the appellate level, and a win could establish a powerful precedent that helps other credit unions. Read more.

NCUA awards $2 million in grants to 203 low-income credit unions: The Community Development Revolving Loan Fund that finances these grants is crucial for low-income credit unions to fulfill their mission. CUNA successfully fought to restore its funding after it was zeroed out for fiscal year 2018. Read more

The search begins for 2019’s Credit Union Hero of the Year: Heroism takes many forms in the credit union movement, but it always comes back to our “people helping people” philosophy. The title Credit Union Hero of the Year has been held by a variety of passionate individuals, and we’re looking to add the next name to this exclusive list. If you know an unsung hero among your industry peers, submit a nomination at

Recording of RDC webinar now available: Learn to protect yourself against patent claims for remote deposit capture (RDC). Multiple vendors offer RDC, but law firms are instead contacting credit unions who use RDC, “inviting” them to negotiate a deal for using the technology. This webinar walks you through how to respond. Watch now.

Are you preparing your next generation of leaders? The future of our movement depends on the next generation of leaders. That’s why we’re offering the CUNA National Young Professionals Conference in Madison, Wis, June 13-14. The conference is an important first step into credit union leadership and advocacy, and a meaningful way to invest in your young talent. Learn more

Shout out to Cutting Edge FCU for winning a $600,000 grant to expand the credit union’s affordable used-auto loan program for low-income members. For many low-income workers, a reliable car is a lifeline—to gainful employment and greater community engagement. Cutting Edge FCU estimates the program will help 921 consumers in the Milwaukie, Ore., community. Programs like these are exactly the reason we fought so hard to fund the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institution fund, which awarded this grant. Read more.

An extra shout out to Illinois’ Alliant CU, which Money magazine just named the “best credit union in America.” The article notes what a great deal all credit unions are, citing CUNA statistics that national membership is on pace to increase by 3% this year—which will mark the fifth consecutive year of 3% or more growth. Read more

Thank you for your continued participation in and engagement with the CUNA/League system. As ever, if you have any issues you'd like CUNA to address, I encourage you to give me a call directly at 202-508-6745 or email me at