The Michigan Credit Union League (MCUL) and Michigan credit unions leaders met with several members of Southeast Michigan’s Congressional delegation this week.
On Sept. 3, credit union leaders sat down with Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) at One Detroit CU. Tlaib updated the group on issues she’s concerned about and currently working on, including homeownership in her district, where she expressed a desire to make home loans under $60,000 more readily available to constituents and in tackling issues involving consumer credit reports.
Credit union leaders then highlighted the various initiatives, programs and services they have in place that are helping 13th district residents, including a program designed to help members save on their auto loans.
On Sept. 4, MCUL and credit union leaders met with Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) at the University of Michigan CU in Ann Arbor and spent time with Rep. Haley Stevens (D-Mich.) at Community Financial CU in Plymouth. Dingell spent a few minutes providing a D.C. update and weighed in on student loan affordability and other priorities of hers.
Credit unions were able to educate Dingell on their efforts to assist members and improve the communities they serve via financial literacy programs, low rate credit cards and other initiatives.
In the final meeting of the day, credit unions sat down with Stevens, who discussed a few top priorities of hers.
MCUL invited a local 8th grade student to attend the meeting and share with Stevens their experience with the school’s student credit union program.
Credit unions also highlighted efforts to help their members, including a program that offered those impacted by the government shutdown in 2018 with no-interest loans.