Credit union services to federal workers affected by the government shutdown continued to attract the notice of policymakers this week, with several referring constituents to CUNA, league and credit union resources. CUNA is collecting information on credit unions providing services to furloughed employees, which are posted on its shutdown assistance page.
Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), conducted a town hall with affected individuals, and several attendees mentioned they were seeking assistance from local credit unions. Menendez’s town hall was picked up by local media, including the Hudson Reporter, News12 and the North Jersey Record.
Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) held a press conference with CommunityAmerica Credit Union to highlight their services available for furloughed workers. The press conference was covered by the Kansas City Star.
Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Rep. Charlie Crist (D-Fla.), Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas), Rep. Kerry Tipper (D-Colo.) also recently tweeted about credit union services.
Mike works at Ft. Dix, one of the largest prisons on the East Coast. He’s been reaching out to food banks, churches, & credit unions to find help for his staff. Mr. President, workers need to feed their families—they don’t need a shutdown. #ShutdownStories pic.twitter.com/OPPfsWvjQM— Senator Bob Menendez (@SenatorMenendez) January 18, 2019
There are 160 federal agencies in the bistate KC community, says @repcleaver. Cleaver is asking banks to work with affected employees. @CommunityAmerCU says they are offering help to their credit union members. pic.twitter.com/6WtBC6Nx4R— RideKC (@RideKCTransit) January 22, 2019
If you are a federal worker affected by the partial government shutdown, local credit unions may be able to help with waivers, loans, and other financial resources. See the Indiana credit unions offering special services in this list from @CUNA https://t.co/Hy9hUNy75H— Senator Mike Braun (@SenatorBraun) January 22, 2019
ATTENTION FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: El Paso utility companies, banks and credit unions are providing assistance to federal workers impacted by the government shutdown.— Rep. Veronica Escobar (@RepEscobar) January 22, 2019
Learn more about the resources available.
As many federal employees miss a second paycheck due to the #shutdown, members of @CUNA are helping those impacted access low- to no-interest loans and other financial assistance – visit the link below for more info. #EndTheShutdown https://t.co/fX02kRiMA8— Rep. Charlie Crist (@RepCharlieCrist) January 25, 2019
CUNA is continuing its push to collect credit union products and services available for federal workers who have now missed at least one paycheck, instances of which can be sent to CUNA Director of Public Affairs Stephen Fitzmaurice at firstname.lastname@example.org.