Continue barrage of contacts; strong numbers needed to pass S. 2231
With each new Senator supporting S. 2231 – the Small Business Jobs Bill—the legislation moves closer to a vote on the Senate floor. But neither of Wisconsin’s Senators—Ron Johnson & Herb Kohl—have committed their support, leaving to Wisconsin credit union Activists the task of convincing them. The U.S. credit union movement is relying on us to get the job done, not only for the immediate good it will do for Wisconsin’s small businesses, communities and credit unions, but also to increase the political clout of credit unions for future policy or regulatory relief measures.
"Significant numbers of creative and constant
contacts made by supporters is absolutely essential to winning the
support of our U.S. Senators," said League VP of Government Affairs Tom
Liebe. "With widespread participation, we have the opportunity to show
Wisconsin’s Senators that we’re strong, sincere and not
The League has supplied materials to make contacts by email, letter and toll-free phone number,
as well as other tools – like a sample editorial and letter to the
editor – to capture media attention and fight banker opposition.
We need every credit union to follow these steps to ensure success for Wisconsin’s communities and credit unions:
If every employee and board member took 30
seconds to send an email, we would nearly triple our current contacts to
"Credit unions should continue to ask small businesses to share their stories," Liebe added. "Business owners telling their own story makes this battle less of an abstract political argument between banks and credit unions and provides context showing how important passing the bill is for Wisconsin job-creators."
Questions? Contact Government Affairs Specialist Sarah Wainscott at (608) 514-0086.
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