The California/Nevada CU Leagues reported that 130 of its member CUs representing 4.9-million members are now counted as part of Project Zip Code, a national effort to count credit union members in both state and federal legislative districts.
"We will be able to distribute the first numbers of credit union members from Project Zip Code to our representatives as they meet with credit union leaders during the August congressional recess," said Chris Kerecman, League vice president-federal governmental affairs. "Because of redistricting, many representatives have new constituent communities representing 50% to 70% of voters who may not know that elected official. Credit unions will be among the first groups to provide this information, giving us a strategic advantage."
According to the league, 11 California congressional districts have more than 100,000 credit union members counted so far, with the 5th Congressional District leading the way with 231,044. Among state legislative divisions in California, the 6th Senate District has the most credit union members counted, with 310,000. There are about 850,000 Californians in each Senate district.