An “Advocacy Army” of CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference attendees descended on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to tell the credit union story to national lawmakers.
On the top of their priority list was the easing the regulatory burden for small financial institutions and protecting the credit union tax status.
Hike the Hill is an annual GAC tradition, and a vital credit union responsibility. Credit union leaders meet with lawmakers from their respective states to communicate legislative priorities and build on already strong relationships with Washington legislators.
Wednesday’s Hike followed a week in which GAC attendees heard a slate of speakers that included former President George W. Bush and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Acting Director Mick Mulvaney.
Here’s a social media rundown of this week's action on the Hill.
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CU delegates from NM taking part in "Hike the Hill," as part of the CUNAGAC. While visiting today, NM representatives worked to promote the #CUDifference - From GCU: Staff Member Antoinette, President/CEO Winona, and Supervisory Committee Officials Donna, John, and Mike. #CUNAGAC pic.twitter.com/REVzStPspT— GuadalupeCreditUnion (@GuadalupeCU_NM) February 28, 2018
A big thank you to @SenatorCardin for taking the time to meet and discuss important issues to credit unions and their members! His support is greatly appreciated! @MDDCCUA @CUNAadvocacy #CUNAGAC #credituniondifference pic.twitter.com/qYxAwgqXsf— John Bratsakis (@johnbratsakis) February 28, 2018
Over 5,200 credit union professionals and volunteers will visit with our elected officials to inform about the economic impact of credit unions across the country and to encourage a Yes! on S. 2155. Americans Choose Credit Unions as their Best Financial Partner! #CUNAGAC @CUNA pic.twitter.com/o6uf15inDf— Bill Peters (@wmcpeters) February 28, 2018
How could #WeAreOCUL top the great week Ohio’s credit unions have had propelling the #CUmovement forward at #CUNAGAC? A tour of the historic East Wing of the #WhiteHouse is a great start before heading off to Capitol Hill. #LeagueForYou #BetterTogether #AdvocacyInAction
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