FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 14, 2020
According to an independent study conducted by 2020 Ballast Research – formerly National Journal Research – Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and its League partners are the most influential financial services organization and one of the top ten most effective advocacy organizations in Washington, D.C.
For the fifth year in a row, the CUNA-League system is the leading financial services association in the Beltway, representing the interests of its members by creating the credit union narrative and sharing their story among Washington policymakers.
“The CUNA-League system is as strong as it’s ever been and we are proud to share this moment with the 120 million credit union voices across the nation,” said CUNA president/CEO Jim Nussle. “With competition for awareness on Capitol Hill so fierce during this unparalleled time, that Members of Congress hold us in such is a major accomplishment. As an influential and effective source of information for policymakers, they welcome our calls and visits, and take us at our word as we endeavor to educate and fight for credit union priorities on Capitol Hill.”
According to the Ballast study, one policy advisor serving in the U.S. Senate noted: “CUNA has a competitive advantage in showcasing local voices. They have more civic engagement, they have more members, they try to do more in the community.”
Some of the study’s key findings include:
Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is the only national association that advocates on behalf of all of America’s credit unions, which are owned by 120 million consumer members. CUNA, along with its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, delivers unwavering advocacy, continuous professional growth and operational confidence to protect the best interests of all credit unions. For more information about CUNA, visit cuna.org. To find your nearest credit union, visit YourMoneyFurther.com.