Free roundtable in Madison explains how to
strengthen credit unions
Attend a roundtable session on Thursday, May 2 from 10:30 to noon at
Credit Union House in Madison to learn from two of CUNA's senior
political affairs staff from Washington, D.C., how The League's Payroll DeductionProgram offers an easy way for employees to help strengthen
the credit union movement.
will include a short presentation and roundtable discussion led by:
Trey Hawkins, VP Political Affairs
Meredith Hurt, Political Programs Manager, CULAC
All credit unions are encouraged to send
representatives to take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn
and share ideas with senior CUNA D.C. staff.
Payroll Deductionhelps employees set aside small donations each payday to
help fund accounts that support pro-credit union lawmakers, legislators
in key positions and candidates. With widespread participation from
employees making small but regular contributions at any level they feel
comfortable, the donations can add up to tremendous success and
political clout for the movement.
"If just half of all credit
union employees donated $1 a week, we'd exceed the goals established for
our state's political giving," said Jim Drogue, The League's SVP of
Credit Union Development & Fundraising. Still, less than 2% of
Wisconsin’s more than 7,500 CU employees are enrolled.
Individuals can use Payroll Deduction to
jointly contribute to CULAC, the federal PAC and our state
PAC, WCULAF, or to deposit funds into their
individual Credit Union Members’ConduitAccount. The latter allows the account holder to designate
which candidates and campaigns receive contributions.
The Payroll DeductionProgram plays a key role in the credit union system's Plan to
Win, a legislative and advocacy strategy to promote and protect credit
unions through pro-CU legislation, minimize the regulatory burden and
preserve an environment for credit unions that improves service to
To RSVP, obtain more information, or schedule
a presentation for your staff or board about Payroll Deduction,
contact Sarah Wainscottat (608) 514-0086.
Free roundtable in Madison explains how to strengthen credit unions