Advocate for Credit Unions with Us

Advocate for Credit Unions with Us

When you own something, you want to protect it. You do what it takes to keep your belongings safe. As a credit union member, you are one of the owners of Suncoast Credit Union. That gives you the power to advocate for credit unions and work with us to make your voice heard to policy makers.

Why We Speak Up

Since credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives, the profits go back to members. That is how we are able to meet the financial needs of our members through lower rates on loans, higher earnings on deposits and more free services.

We know that the services we provide are worth fighting for. Our members are always our top priority, so when policies or legislation threaten credit unions, we speak up.

Make your Voice Heard

How to Make Your Voice Heard

Suncoast will always keep you informed on legislation that may impact credit unions. If you want to make your voice heard, we will let you know how.

We keep up with all of the latest news and legislation in the financial industry. When something happens that could impact credit unions, we will always let you know.

Check back here to learn about our next initiative.

Past Action We’ve Taken

When credit union members from across the country come together, it can be very powerful. Previous action we have taken to speak out on behalf of credit unions include:

Speaking Out Against Regulatory Burdens

Since 2010, credit unions have been forced to spend $1.7 billion on unnecessary new regulations. On average, these regulatory burdens cost you $71 per year. That’s why we joined credit union members from across the country to ask our U.S. Senators and Representatives to protect credit unions from these regulations.

Protecting the Middle Class during the 2016 Presidential Primaries

This effort was about reaching out to all of the presidential candidates and making sure that the economic issues middle class credit union members care about most were covered during debates.

Stopping the Data Breaches

In 2013, credit unions banded together to fight against being stuck with costs of data breaches to help consumers and members protect their finances. Data breaches can have expensive consequences, so this campaign aimed to help protect credit unions from covering the costs from data breaches that they were not responsible for. 900 Suncoast members contacted Capitol Hill to help this cause.

Don’t Tax My Credit Union

Credit unions reached out to Congress during this effort to ask them not to raise taxes for 96 million credit union members across the country and to preserve financial choice for American consumers. A total of 4,100 Suncoast members reached out to Capitol Hill to make their voice heard.