Photo gallery: Lawmakers, politics take the stage at CUNA GAC

Photo gallery: Lawmakers, politics take the stage at CUNA GAC

Keynote speaker David Plouffe discusses 2020 election.

February 25, 2020

Lawmakers appeared on stage during the general session at the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) Tuesday to give attendees an update on the work they’re doing on credit union-related legislation.

David Plouffe, president, policy and advocacy at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and campaign adviser for President Barack Obama in 2008, took a closer look at the 2020 election and the campaigns during a keynote address.

Attendees also heard from CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle on the importance of collaboration with system partners and American Association of Credit Union Leagues Chair Diana Dykstra about the important role leagues play.

  • Slide 01

    Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.), ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee, tells the GAC crowd that everything his committee does should focus on Main Street, and that includes credit unions.

  • Slide 02

    Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), son of a credit union board member, told attendees he supports priorities such as a national data security standard and allowing credit unions to serve legal cannabis-based businesses.

  • Slide 03

    CFPB Director Kathy Kraninger says her agency seeks to protect consumers and make compliance clear for businesses to follow.

  • Slide 04

    Longtime credit union champion Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) details policies he supports to make it easier for credit unions to serve members and explains his opposition to one-size-fits-all regulations.

  • Slide 05

    CUNA Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan sits down with political adviser David Plouffe to discuss the 2020 presidential election and the changing nature of campaigns and communication.

  • Slide 06

    Collaboration is key between CUNA and its system partners to accomplish the work that’s done in the credit union movement, says CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle.

  • Slide 07

    The 35 leagues that make up the American Association of Credit Union Leagues demonstrate a commitment to a coordinated advocacy effort and to ensure a strong credit union system, says Diana Dykstra, AACUL chair and president/CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues.

  • Slide 08

    Moving the needle on credit union market share will require a shift in mindset, says Chris Lorence, executive director of Credit Union Awareness.

  • Slide 09

    “Credit unions remind me of home. They remind me of families, and communities, and service,” Nikki Haley, former U.N. ambassador tells CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle.

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