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Washington, D.C.: Changing Players and Issues on a Federal Level

December has already been an intense month on a federal level … in Georgia we’ve seen the appointment of Atlanta businesswoman Kelly Loeffler to fill the reminder of the term of U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R)...

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Growing Connections

Being engaged with legislators is a key component to advocacy. It’s important for legislators to know the impact of the industry in the districts, to recognize (and know) the people that lead them, and for credit unions to be engaged on a local...

State Legislative Hearings Leading Up to January

The state legislative session in Georgia is already upon us – while it does not “begin” until January 13th, that is a mere technicality as there have been a large number of pre-session hearings. These off-session hearings are where many of the...

Reason for Thanks: Credit Union Advocacy Efforts!

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, it’s a nice moment to pause and look back on 2019 to consider all the things to be thankful for in credit union advocacy … and there have been a lot! The year is not quite over, but as of November 28th we are thankful...

Congress: What Credit Unions Can Do to Shape the Issues

Congress adjourned last week on November 21st for the Thanksgiving recess, and when they return in December there are a variety of issues for credit unions that are still in play. These range from robocall legislation to BSA reform, removing...

Hard at Work: Engaging in Credit Union Advocacy

Activity in Congress has been intense all year, and the state legislative session in Georgia will begin on January 13th. However, given the level of activity, one could assume that session has already begun! Credit unions and their advocacy team...

Washington, D.C.: Advocacy on Real-Time Payments Proposal

There are several issues pending in Congress of note to credit unions, such as robocall legislation as well as removing the regulatory hurdles in providing financial services to cannabis-related businesses. But federal advocacy also pulls in the...

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