Connecting with legislators is a super-power factor in credit union advocacy; growing their understanding of what makes the industry unique is vital in protecting and promoting credit unions at both the federal and state levels. As such, it is important to continually develop connections and relationships – please take advantage of opportunities to do so with your credit union! The most recent examples of these interactions include:
- On October 18th the Chattahoochee Valley Credit Union Chapter hosted area legislators for International Credit Union Day. Credit unions were treated to insight from U.S. Congressman Sanford Bishop (D-2), who highlighted the bills of industry interest in Congress for this year, and his efforts to support the credit union system. In addition, the group also heard from state Sen. Ed Harbison (D-Columbus) and state Rep. Carolyn Hugley (D-Columbus) who spoke to the credit unions on the issues addressed on a state level and how the industry can make a difference. Our thanks to the Chattahoochee Valley Chapter for continually hosting their legislators every year for ICUDay!
- On October 24th two leaders of CORE CU represented the industry at an in-district political event for state Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville). Sen. Hill is the chairman of the powerful Appropriations Committee, and also serves on the Finance Committee as well as very powerful Rules Committee. This in-district interaction helps continue to grow a positive relationship. Our thanks to CORE CU for sharing their time at the event and creating a connection!