NJCUL Designates December as Project Zip Code Month, Have Your Members Been Counted?

CUNA and the leagues were heavily involved in the mid-term election, including providing support for 388 House and Senate candidates nationwide to help continue the positive momentum for credit union priorities in Congress.

Picture1 copy copyNew Jersey will have four new members of its 12-member House delegation. That amounts to a one-third turnover, with three of those four never having held elective office.

With the election of these new lawmakers, grassroots support programs such as lawmaker meetings and Project Zip Code become all the more critical. The New Jersey Credit Union League (NJCUL) has scheduled a Hike-the-Hill for December 11 and is designating December as Project Zip Code month with a renewed call for credit unions to update their Project Zip Code numbers.

Project Zip Code is a constituent matching program that matches credit union member numbers with their state and federal lawmakers. As a result, CUNA and the state leagues are able to illustrate to elected officials the number of credit unions members in their district. It is an extremely powerful advocacy tool.

Project Zip Code is safe and secure and takes just a few minutes to run. No personal data or individual information is ever collected. Project Zip Code receives only the raw counts of records successfully matched, and all data remains confidential and secure. Project Zip Code is compliant under the privacy laws created in Gramm Leach Bliley.

New Jersey credit unions should contact CUNA Engagement Consultant Sterling Nowka (608- 231-4088 or snowka@cuna.coop) or NJCUL Vice President of Corporate and Governmental Affairs Chris Abeel (800-792-8861, ext. 127 or cabeel@njcul.org) to start participating in this important program.

Anyone interested in participating in the December 11 Hike-the-Hill should contact Chris Abeel.