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CUNA INVITES CREDIT UNIONS TO THE BIGGEST ADVOCACY EVENT OF THE YEAR: GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS CONFERENCE DATED FOR FEB. 21-25, 2016

September 24, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts: 
Vicki Christner – CUNA Communications; (202) 508-6754; vchristner@cuna.coop
Amy Nigrelli – CUNA Marketing; (608) 231-4246; anigrelli@cuna.coop 

Madison, Wis. (September 24, 2015) – Credit Union National Association invites America’s credit unions to its 2016 Governmental Affairs Conference (CUNA GAC), slated for February 21-25, 2016 in Washington, D.C. As the premier event for credit unions, CUNA GAC is the largest gathering of credit union advocates rallying on behalf of America’s more than 103 million credit union members.

“Credit union engagement with lawmakers is at the heart of advocacy for the movement,” said CUNA president/CEO Jim Nussle. “At our 2016 CUNA GAC, we will again leverage the unequaled power of our united system to bring thousands of attendees to share the positive impact credit unions provide for all Americans together with our aggressive advocacy agenda.”

“CUNA GAC is recognized as the event to bring credit union influence to Washington D.C.,” commented Tracie Kenyon, chairwoman of the American Association of Credit Union Leagues (ACCUL) and president/CEO of the Montana Credit Union Network. “GAC Hill Hikes bring to life the value of our unique CUNA-League system — there’s nothing like the coordinated barrage of face-to-face meetings with lawmakers to show our diversity and demonstrate our reach.”

Speakers and session topics will be announced in the weeks to come. To register for 2016 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference and to learn more about the agenda, networking opportunities, entertainment and the largest vendor showcase in the financial services industry, visit gac.cuna.org.

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