Nearly 100 representatives from our three states joined more than 5,500 credit union professionals in Washington, D.C. for CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) Feb. 23-27 . We had a full week of conference activities and sessions. Probably the most important part of our trip was our day on Capitol Hill meeting with our states’ delegations cultivating those relationships. We shared the message of credit unions, told our stories and lobbied for support. Our message included protection of our tax status, modernization of credit union governance standards, advocating support for the SAFE Banking Act, data security and managing the perceptions raised when banks choose to sell assets to credit unions. All in all, it was a successful week and we are grateful for the many members of the Association who prioritize this critical event to engage and share the credit union message.
A few highlights from the week included:
Our President & CEO Scott Earl being interviewed on the hot topic of banks choosing to sell assets to credit unions.
Colorado Rep. Ed Perlmutter addressing our representatives on the topic of the SAFE Banking Act
And the GAC from a Crasher’s perspective: