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Register now: State GAC rooms to be released Dec. 23

The State Government Affairs Conference, Jan 22-23 in Madison, is a must-attend event to promote and protect the interests of the 2.3 million credit union members in our state. With the November election and recent redistricting, you may have new legislators representing you, your credit union and members. Take this opportunity to start or strengthen your relationships with elected officials and you'll hear from top Wisconsin political observers like Jeff Mayers of Most credit unions and Activists qualify for at least one of our registration discounts.


The 2013 State Government Affairs Conference is an efficient and effective way to advocate for your credit union. Not convinced? Consider just a few of the reasons to attend:

  • It's up to us to educate lawmakers about credit unions. Attendees will visit collectively with all 132 legislative offices to ensure our lawmakers understand the differences between credit unions and banks, the current regulatory environment and challenges facing your credit union and members. If we don't tell our story, we let the banker, payday lenders and other interest groups define our industry and interests. This is nothing new, as the Wisconsin Bankers Association continues efforts to legislate, litigate and regulate credit unions out of business, including recent efforts to derail credit unions' business lending bill and eliminate credit unions' corporate tax exemption.
    Racine Mayor and former League Director of Government Affairs John Dickert will address our group.


  • Your legislators may be newly elected or newly redistricted to represent your community. After the election and recent redistricting, there are lawmakers that are new and lawmakers that are representing new communities. Attend the State GAC to introduce these lawmakers to your credit union and communities and strengthen relationships with returning lawmakers. Then continue fostering these connections with additional follow-up year-round!


  • Legislators need your guidance before they work on the state budget. The state budget process is critical in that measures that affect credit unions can become part of this massive legislation, making it difficult to call attention to each individual issue. By sharing our priorities and building relationships from the beginning, we ensure that legislators appreciate credit unions' perspectives and value and protect our issues.


  • 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-can influence financial institutions.


  • 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 Philips at (262) 408-6020.

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