Policy & Advocacy Groups

The following may be of help for credit unions interested in serving a particular socio-economic, ethnic, urban or other population.

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Liberal policy organization specializing in federal budget issues from a low-income perspective
Consumer Federation of America
An advocacy organization, working to advance pro-consumer policy on a variety of issues before Congress, the White House, federal and state regulatory agencies, and the courts
Corporation for Enterprise Development
Promotes asset-building and economic opportunity strategies, primarily in low-income and distressed communities, that bring together community practice, public policy, and private markets
Earned Income Tax Credit Information
Provides up to date information on the Earned Income Tax Credit, an invaluable asset-building tool for low-income Americans
National Council of La Raza
A private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt organization established to reduce poverty and discrimination, and improve life opportunities for Hispanic Americans
National Urban League
The nation's oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream
The Urban Institute
Policy think tank that tracks welfare, Social Security, Medicare, and other domestic policy issues
US PIRG Consumer Blog
Washington-based consumerist blog keeps a "ripoff watch" on bankers, brokers and businesses