JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (11/21/14)--The Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA) has created an opportunity for state credit union leaders to meet freshly elected legislators face-to-face before they officially take office next year.
The Missouri league's freshman orientation lunch with state legislators will take place Dec. 3 in Jefferson City. Roughly 35 state lawmakers--those who won election in 2014, staff members and sophomore legislators beginning their second terms in January--will attend the event.
"This is an excellent way to meet with newly elected lawmakers and establish or build on relationships before the session begins," said Amy McLard, league senior vice president of advocacy (Missouri Difference Nov. 18). "We hope that credit union representatives statewide will take part, especially those that have new lawmakers representing their region."
The Credit Union National Association has developed materials to guide leagues for meetings with new members of the 114th Congress as well.
Materials include an outline that details talking points such as a general introduction to credit unions, efforts to preserve credit union tax status, reducing regulatory burdens imposed upon credit unions and information on merchant data breaches.
For more information about the Missouri league's event, or to RSVP, contact Director of State Legislative Affairs David Kent at firstname.lastname@example.org. RSVPs must be received by Dec. 1.