Young Professionals
More than 30 young credit union professionals talk the ins and outs of advocacy at Credit Union House Sept. 24, CUNA's second young professionals' advocacy training session of the fall.

30-plus young CU professionals participate in advo training

September 25, 2018

Thirty-one young credit union professionals started their week in Washington, D.C. Monday hearing firsthand about the importance of credit union advocacy. CUNA hosted the second young professional advocacy training session of the year at Credit Union House Monday, following the session earlier this month.

“This is our opportunity to connect with these young professionals, work with them face-to-face on how to become better credit unions advocates and to help bring their credit union into the advocacy arena,” said Richard Gose, CUNA’s chief political officer. “We’re always excited to welcome these young professionals into town, as CUNA staff learns from their insights and experiences as well.”

Monday’s agenda included:

  • A look at what role credit union staff and volunteers play in credit union advocacy;
  • An overview of CUNA’s political and grassroots programs;
  • A discussion on the role of state leagues and the importance of in-state advocacy;
  • A panel of Congressional staffers who discussed ways to make an impressions during meetings with legislators;
  • Hill visit preparation and run-throughs.

CUNA’s young professionals’ advocacy training sessions were geared around the fall “Hike the Hill” visits, in which credit unions and leagues come to Washington, D.C. to talk credit union issues with elected officials and other policymakers.

More than 200 credit union professionals from 10 states are in Washington, D.C. this week.