DULUTH, Ga. (10/6/15)--Georgia credit unions used a new resource--a mobile site and their cell phones--to update members of Congress and their legislative staff about credit unions during their Hike the Hill visits in September, said Georgia Credit Union Affiliates (GCUA).
Before the visits, GCUA created a new mobile site that provided legislative staffers key information about Georgia credit unions, the members in the lawmakers’ congressional district, the positive influence that credit unions have in the state and the legislative issues important to the industry.
The tool aimed to introduce credit unions and bills to the millennial-aged legislative aides in Washington, D.C., so they don’t have to spend valuable time digging into the specifics of each issue and so they have the important issues and quick sound bites from credit unions at their fingertips. The new resource means credit unions hiking the Hill won’t have to be armed with pages of talking points and briefing sheets, said GCUA.
The mobile site breaks down more than 15 high priority bills to four legislative areas:
Before launching the site, GCUA affirmed with some congressional staffers that this was an effective resource to supplement in-person interactions and relationships.