Given the wide-ranging events of 2021, including the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, the inauguration of a new president, and a new party assuming control of both chambers of Congress, Ryan Donovan knew it would be “a new world” for advocacy and credit unions.
The good news, says Donovan, CUNA’s chief advocacy officer, is that the CUNA-League advocacy team was well positioned to succeed in 2021, paving the way for a successful 2022.
“There’s a lot to be proud of up and down our advocacy agenda,” Donovan says.
He also shares how strategies may shift in 2022—and what he’s looking forward to most about the 2022 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference.
In this episode:
1:30: Advocacy wins from 2021
4:53: Surprises from last year
6:42: How advocacy will shift in 2022
10:05: Legislators’ response to financial well-being for all
13:12: Prospects for charter enhancements
14:50: What advocacy success will look like
15:40: Overdraft protection
18:16: How have bank attacks evolved?
21:25: Pandemic-related changes
22:59: CUNA GAC
24:00: Developing issues