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5 Reasons to Attend Virtual State GAC

5 Reasons to Attend State GAC
Jan 15, 2021
By Sammy Dennis
  • Education & Events
  • Advocacy

Here are 5 reasons why we can't wait for you to join us at the upcoming Virtual State Government Affairs Conference, to be held January 26-28.

1. Credit Unions Need Your Support!

In the last session alone, 818 groups were vying for the attention of Wisconsin legislators and policymakers each year. It’s critical that Credit Union Activists band together to share The Credit Union Difference in a way that leaves a lasting impression and displays the strength of The Movement.

2. Hear from Important Voices 

This year’s State Government Affairs Conference will feature Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers and Senior Election Analyst of the The Cook Political Report, David Wasserman. You won’t want to miss out on hearing from these important voices on what the current climate holds for the future of The Movement.

3. Your Stories are Worth Sharing 

Because your legislators represent you and your members, they need to know about the amazing things your credit union is doing for your members and the community. Whether it’s helping a member escape predatory lending, rebuild credit, weather an illness, save for a home, or simply be given a second chance, you are uniquely equipped to provide a lifeline when other financial institutions can’t or won’t. Additionally, your credit union’s commitment to community extends far beyond the confines of membership through a variety of community partnerships and charitable giving, and that is worth sharing and celebrating!

4. Network with Fellow Credit Union Activists 

Although this year’s gathering is virtual, there’s still an opportunity to connect with fellow Credit Union Activists through our WCULAF Trivia Night fundraiser on January 27 at 7 PM. Brush up on your trivia skills, bring your own beverage, and help support The Movement! All contributions to WCULAF must be individual—no corporate contributions are permitted. 

5. Your Advocacy Matters!

Your advocacy makes a real impact! We have greatly strengthened understanding of and appreciation for The Credit Union Difference through your critical conversations with legislators, and, consequently, have created many credit union champions in Wisconsin who work to improve your ability to serve members!