CUNA welcomed young professionals from around the country to Credit Union House in Washington, D.C. Monday, the first of two advocacy training events this fall for young professionals.
“We were extremely grateful to host young professionals today who are looking to learn how to become not just supporters, but advocates on behalf of their credit union and their members,” said Adam Engelman, federal director of grassroots and programs at CUNA. “Those in attendance heard firsthand from the people we’re trying to reach, and they were able to directly interact with those folks to get a sense of how to make maximum impact. Training events like this are just one of the ways we’re able to put advocacy into action, and we look forward to welcoming a new group in two weeks.”
Speakers during the day’s events included CUNA and League staff, a panel of Congressional staffers and others from the advocacy space.
The training events are designed to take advantage of annual fall visits to Capitol Hill. Currently more than 15 Leagues and their member credit unions will be traveling to Washington, D.C. in the coming weeks to meet with their members of Congress, as well as regulators such as NCUA.