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GAC is a must-attend event to protect members


The state Government Affairs Conference, Jan 22-23 in Madison, is a must-attend event. Not only will every credit union qualify for at least one of our registration deals or freebies, but also you'll hear from former Leaguer and Racine Mayor John Dickert, get the post-election analysis from top Wisconsin political observers and dialog with newly elected legislators who may know little about financial institutions just as they begin work on our state budget – a process that is critical to safeguarding member protections.


Plan to attend because:


  • Twenty eight completely new lawmakers will take their seats in January. Twelve of the 28 new additions have never held public office before, though some of them have other experience in Wisconsin government. Our group of Activists will visit with all 132 legislative offices. Our goal this year, and every year, is to make sure every Wisconsin lawmaker fully understands the difference between a credit union and a bank as well as the issues you face in trying to meet your members' needs. Unless you're there to explain the CU Difference, the challenges you face on the regulatory front, and how you're offering your members help that they can't find elsewhere, they won't know how to vote on the issues important to your CU and the 2.3 million members in Wisconsin.
    Racine Mayor and former League Director of Government Affairs John Dickert will address our group.


  • Legislators need your guidance before they complete the state budget. The state budget process is critical in that measures that are either helpful or hurtful to credit unions can become part of this massive legislation, over which public debate often becomes focused only on a few key issues. We must ensure that legislators appreciate credit unions' perspectives so that our issues are protected and don't get lost in the shuffle as the budget is crafted.


  • Gain insights from top political observers and key legislators. Award-winning Marquette University Law School Professor Charles Franklin will share his post-election analysis and Jeff Mayers, President of will facilitate a panel discussion on politics and policies. Racine Mayor and former League Director of Government Affairs John Dickert will also address the group, as well as state lawmakers who – through their committee and leadership roles --most influence financial institutions. Hear their views and understand your state government from the inside out!


  • There's a registration deal for everyone! Take advantage of $99 registration for young professionals (includes a pre-conference workshop Jan. 21), first-timers and Conduit Account holders. Also get up to 2 free registrations by being a payroll deduction CU, and by adding five new employees to the program by January 4.


Register now! Questions? Contact Judy Phillips at (262) 408-6020.

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