WASHINGTON and MADISON, Wis. (9/24/15)--CUNA’s 2016 Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC), the nation’s premier advocacy event for America’s credit unions, is slated for Feb. 21-25, 2016, in Washington, D.C.
The event is the largest gathering in the nation of credit union advocates rallying on behalf of more than 103 million credit union members. It includes credit unions’ annual Hike the Hill events to educate and advocate to members of Congress about credit union issues.
"Credit union engagement with lawmakers is at the heart of advocacy for the movement,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “At our 2016 CUNA GAC, we will again leverage the unequaled power of our united system to bring thousands of attendees to share the positive impact credit unions provide for all Americans together with our aggressive advocacy agenda.”
"CUNA GAC is recognized as the event to bring credit union influence to Washington D.C.,” commented Tracie Kenyon, chairwoman of the American Association of Credit Union Leagues (ACCUL) and president/CEO of the Montana Credit Union Network. “CUNA GAC Hill Hikes bring to life the value of our unique CUNA-league system--there’s nothing like the coordinated barrage of face-to-face meetings with lawmakers to show our diversity and demonstrate our reach.”
CUNA will announce speakers and session topics in the weeks to come. To register for the 2016 CUNA GAC and to learn more about the agenda, networking opportunities, entertainment and the largest vendor showcase in the financial services industry, visit the CUNA GAC website.