Advocate for your members' best interests at state
The League's State Government Affairs
Conference (GAC), set for February 12 in Madison, is your
prime opportunity to advocate for your members' best insterests! By
coming together to illustrate the member- and community benefits that
flow from a member-owned financial cooperative, credit unions preserve a strong voice
for their 2.4 million members among state lawmakers. Industry
leaders like CUNA's VP of Legislative Affairs Ryan Donovan
will offer insights to defend credit unions' tax status and
share his take on issues that are key to
successful credit union advocacy. Take advantage of our
discounts and participate in one of two panel discussions to
hone your unique advocacy skills. There will also be a free
pre-conference workshop for Young
Professionals. Register now!
The 2014 state GAC will feature:
- CUNA's Senior Vice President of Legislative Affairs Ryan Dononvan. Gain a better
understanding of the current legislative issues affecting credit unions
and why it is more important now than ever for credit union executives,
volunteers and members to be actively involved in credit union
- George Hofheimer, Chief Research & Innovation
Officer at Filene Research Institute, the credit union industry
"think tank." Learn how credit unions' unique approach to serving
member-owners fuels advocacy efforts and gain ideas on how you can bring
your stories to life.
- Informative panel discussions tailored to hone your advocacy
skills. New attendees or those who wish to improve their
approach, messaging and follow-up with lawmakers will gain insights
from our "Advocacy 101" panelists. This discussion offers a
valuable primer on how to best represent the voice of your members in
the way you present information and cultivate ongoing relationships with
policymakers. More experienced Activists will gain new ideas,
strategies and creative ways to bring their activism to a new
- Capitol visits. This valuable face-time
with legislators and their staff is why we come to Madison! It's
your chance to represent your members' voices on issues that directly
impact the product availability, service and pricing that your members
Take advantage of our discounts!
- $99 registration – close to half off the
regular price – for young professionals ages 35 and younger and
staff with active Member’s Conduit accounts.
- One additional free registration for credit unions
that add five new employees to Payroll Deduction before January 11.
- Post-visit group debriefing. We'll gather again as
a group at Credit Union House to compare notes on the
outcome of our visits and issues that require follow-up.
- A reception with legislators and government
officials. Mingle with state legislative decision-makers in a
more casual atmosphere to build the personal relationships that foster
continued advocacy. It's a great way to network and share more stories
of the "credit union difference" with state leaders.
Register now! Contact Judy
Phillips at (262) 408-6020 if you have any questions.
The Unite for Good effort is an
internal growth strategy developed by CUNA in conjunction with its
Board, state leagues, credit unions and system partners. The
plan's action steps – to remove barriers, increase awareness and foster
service excellence–are aimed at helping more credit unions become
their members' primary financial institution by compelling members to
see credit unions as their best financial partner. Read more articles in our Unite for Good