UncleSamThe NJCUL serves as the principal advocate for New Jersey’s credit unions with state and federal lawmakers to protect and enhance the operations of both state and federally chartered credit unions.

The mission of NJCUL’s Army of Volunteer Advocates is to support the League’s advocacy efforts and implementation of the credit union public policy agenda by increasing awareness and visibility of the state’s credit union industry among opinion-leaders, policymakers and elected officials in Trenton and Washington, positioning the NJCUL, its affiliates and member credit unions to ensure an environment in which credit unions are able to successfully meet member needs in a changing and expanding financial services marketplace, and ensuring credit unions are able to engage opponents on an equal footing when competing for support among state lawmakers and New Jersey’s congressional delegation.

What Do Member Do?
Members have the opportunity to participate in, and provide guidance to, the establishment of the NJ credit union industry’s legislative and public policy initiatives, priorities and goals, establish and build long-term relationships with key public officials and help marshal the credit union movement’s grassroots strength in support of those initiatives, priorities, and goals.

Who Can Join?
Membership is open to interested credit union volunteers willing to actively support the legislative and public policy agenda of New Jersey’s credit unions. Army of Volunteer Advocates members must be doers, not talkers. Activities will include the opportunity to meet with lawmakers in Trenton and Washington.

How do I Join?
Anyone interested in participating should call or email NJCUL Vice President of Corporate & Governmental Affairs Chris Abeel at 800-792-8861, ext. 127 or cabeel@njcul.org.