WASHINGTON (6/9/14)--Credit union representatives from Michigan, Minnesota and Maine are the first ones scheduled for this year's Hike the Hill program. Hike the Hill, which runs from May to September is sponsored by the Credit Union National Association and state leagues to give credit union officials a chance to bring the credit union message to their elected representatives and federal regulators in the nation's capital.
The Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) and the Maine Credit Union League are in Washington, D.C., today and tomorrow, where they will conduct meetings at Credit Union House with CUNA staff before meeting with their elected officials in the House and Senate office buildings.
Members from MnCUN will also meet with National Credit Union Administration Chair Debbie Matz and a representative from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau during their visit.
In previous years, credit union representatives have used Hike the Hill to discuss everything from member business lending and data security to housing finance reform and credit union charter enhancements. Delegations from 21 states are scheduled for Hike the Hill this year.
Hike the Hill is a program that goes hand in hand with another of CUNA's grassroots program, Project Zip Code, a secure program that counts credit union members and matches them by congressional district, state legislative district and county.
Information from Project Zip Code assists CUNA and state leagues with federal and state-level advocacy efforts, and helps demonstrate to elected officials how important it is to support credit union-backed legislation and policies.
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