Ryan Donovan

PODCAST: Insights on the 2020 election

What are the implications of a Biden presidency?

November 13, 2020



Amid an extended and contentious 2020 election, the CUNA/league advocacy team had another successful campaign cycle, winning 97% of the more than 400 races it supported for candidates on both sides of the aisle. That includes wins on 10 of 11 priority races.

As President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office in January, the CUNA/league advocacy team is examining what a Biden presidency will mean for credit unions, advocacy, and progress toward our priorities, says Ryan Donovan, CUNA’s chief advocacy officer.

In this episode of the CUNA News Podcast, Donovan examines the 2020 election, what it will mean for credit union advocacy and key issues, and next moves for the CUNA/league advocacy team.

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In this episode

2:34: Lawsuits and recounts

6:40: Prospects for a Democrat-controlled Senate

7:27: CUNA/league priority races

8:55: Implications of a Biden presidency

12:30: Next moves for advocacy

15:30: Strong credit union stories

16:23: The role of diversity, equity, and inclusion in advocacy

22:17: 2021 Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC)

24:22: Ryan’s dream GAC speaker

24:49: Parting wisdom