Political Action

Stronger Together: The Importance of Advocacy

At the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines on March 9, 2016, Dupaco President/CEO Joe Hearn discusses credit unions’ positive member impact to Iowa State Rep. Lee Hein. Nearly 5,000 Dupaco members live in Rep. Hein’s legislative district. (D. Klavitter/Dupaco photo)
State and federal legislation often affects the benefits you receive as a member/owner of Dupaco. Members tell us they rely on Dupaco to stay informed of potential outcomes, and support those lawmakers—regardless of party affiliation—who help credit unions better serve members like you.

A survey of more than 600 Iowa credit union members said they want to know more about legislative issues and candidates, regardless of party affiliation, that affect the way they save, borrow and manage money.

The Iowa Credit Union League evaluates state and federal candidates who have best exemplified the positive advancement of credit union issues. This is based on a candidate's record on important consumer finance issues, positive history of credit union interaction and answers to a credit union questionnaire the league sends to all candidates. Dupaco is chartered in and affected by Iowa law, thus focuses on candidates in that state.

As you research issues and assess your candidate choices, please consider their support for credit unions. Learn about the state and federal legislative candidates who are Iowa Credit Union allies. And, in case you need it, you can register to vote here.

Your voice does make a difference. Consider becoming a credit union advocate: sign up here to receive updates on legislative actions impacting members like you. You can opt out of receiving these emails at any time and your information will not be used for any other purposes.

As part of the credit union movement, we are stronger together when we make our collective voice heard.

During the week of February 26, 2017, Dupaco staff traveled to the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, D.C. to advocate for the credit union movement. During an interview in this March 1 GAC highlights video, Dupaco's John Heavens tells why it's important to make our voices heard.

Comments (3)
Political Action
Lisa M
 • 155 days 9 hrs 58 mins 24 secs ago
I am grateful for our present CEO Joe Hearn & past CEO Bob Hoefer for the high priority they place on educating Dupaco members on our political candidates at the State Level. Since Dupaco is chartered in & affected by State Law this topic should be highly important to ALL members of Dupaco having money to invest or borrow. A member for 30+ years, former Dupaco employee of 20+ years & prior local bank employee I have heard many different opinions from numerous political candidates,past customers & members. The bottom line still remains-as a member of Dupaco it does not matter the party one votes for however, it will make a HUGE difference in your "membership" with Dupaco should you not choose the right candidate because you have not been educated properly. A wrong vote could mean all the difference in the world how credit unions like Dupaco can give back to the members that have ownership with them & are not just a number. By keeping your business with a credit union, CEO's as mentioned above will continue to fight at the political level as if each & every member were like "family" to them. Keep up the good work Joe & Bob in looking out for us as I am so proud of my membership with Dupaco. Your dedication & desire along with your strong team of employees working together to keep Dupaco's membership STRONG has kept me a highly satisfied member for many years past, present & years to come!!
 

Political Action
Lisa M
 • 155 days 9 hrs 58 mins 24 secs ago
I am grateful for our present CEO Joe Hearn & past CEO Bob Hoefer for the high priority they place on educating Dupaco members on our political candidates at the State Level. Since Dupaco is chartered in & affected by State Law this topic should be highly important to ALL members of Dupaco having money to invest or borrow. A member for 30+ years, former Dupaco employee of 20+ years & prior local bank employee I have heard many different opinions from numerous political candidates,past customers & members. The bottom line still remains-as a member of Dupaco it does not matter the party one votes for however, it will make a HUGE difference in your "membership" with Dupaco should you not choose the right candidate because you have not been educated properly. A wrong vote could mean all the difference in the world how credit unions like Dupaco can give back to the members that have ownership with them & are not just a number. By keeping your business with a credit union, CEO's as mentioned above will continue to fight at the political level as if each & every member were like "family" to them. Keep up the good work Joe & Bob in looking out for us as I am so proud of my membership with Dupaco. Your dedication & desire along with your strong team of employees working together to keep Dupaco's membership STRONG has kept me a highly satisfied member for many years past, present & years to come!!
 

politics
Louis
 • 907 days 1 hr 32 mins 10 secs ago
I would be thankful if Dupaco did not push their Political views on me in their news letter. Their members all have different views when it comes to whom they want in office. I have checked with the candidates I will vote for and none of them are for taxing Credit Unions, but they are not listed. Louis C. Mahe
 

Re: politics
Dupaco Moderator
 • 904 days 4 hrs 28 mins 10 secs ago
Hi Louis, It is not Dupaco's intention to tell our members how to vote. Rather, we try to give our members a different perspective. The reasoning behind our choice to list only 10 candidates in our newsletter is that Dupaco is chartered in and affected by Iowa law, therefore we focus on candidates in this state. For more information, please look go to: /dupacodaily/2014/10/ten-candidates-working-toward-advancement-of-credit-unions.html
 

no tax on credit union members
Leota Shayer
 • 1132 days 2 hrs 44 mins 7 secs ago
No new tax on credit union members!
 

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