CUNA's 2020 advocacy agenda will tell legislators how credit unions improve financial wellness by supporting financial health, promoting financial security, and enhancing financial inclusion, says Ryan Donovan, CUNA’s chief advocacy officer.
“The CUNA/league system will continue working to revolutionize the operating environment for credit unions by removing barriers, expanding powers, enhancing information security, and preserving the tax status,” he says. “But we’re going to talk about how these efforts will help credit unions solve the financial problems facing millions of Americans.”
He believes this message will resonate with members of Congress, who are concerned primarily about how the policies they propose affect their constituents.
In this episode of the CUNA News Podcast, Donovan shares advocacy highlights from 2019, priorities for 2020, and likely challenges we’ll face along the way.
In this episode:
1:20: How “noise” in Washington affects credit union advocacy
2:38: 2019 advocacy highlights
6:10: The CUNA/league partnership
8:32: 2020 advocacy agenda
13:14: Biggest threats to credit union interests
16:20: What the presidential election means for credit union advocacy
18:10: What might change if Democrats retake the White House
20:15: Looking ahead to the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference
21:18: A new approach to advocacy
23:30: Donovan's advocacy resolutions