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Wisconsin credit union leaders talk with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) during their Hike the Hill visits this week.

CU leaders talk data security, reg relief during ‘Hike the Hill’

September 28, 2018

Hundreds of credit union leaders from 10 states met with elected officials and other policymakers throughout Washington, D.C. this week as part of their “Hike the Hill” visits. Credit unions and leagues from California, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin participated in this week’s visits

The credit union tax status was chief among topics discussed with legislators this week. Credit unions emphasized how, despite false banker attacks, the credit union mission and structure remains unchanged since its tax status was granted.

Other topics discussed include payment and data security, housing finance reform, combating elder financial abuse and regulatory relief.

More than 30 credit union young professionals prepared for the week’s activities with CUNA’s young professionals advocacy training.

Two young professionals, high schoolers that work for Firefly CU, Burnsville, Minn. in a student branch, accompanied their credit union and the Minnesota Credit Union Network to Washington, D.C. The two attended several hill meetings, including one with Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minn.).