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Over 200 Share The Credit Union Difference at the State Government Affairs Conference

State GAC 2023 Group Photo
Jan 27, 2023
By Sammy Dennis
  • Advocacy

On January 24, over 200 Wisconsin Credit Union Activists shared The Credit Union Difference in 128 meetings with their legislators for our annual State Government Affairs Conference. This included the unveiling of our 2022 Scorecard, which includes videos, stories, and stats about how Wisconsin's credit unions positively impact their members and communities. Some highlights include:

  • Wisconsin's credit unions helped members save $377 million in better loan rates, fewer fees, and bonus dividends. 
  • Wisconsin's credit unions raised $9.5 million for local charities, community projects, and civic groups, along with countless volunteer hours 
  • 95% of Wisconsin's credit unions refinanced payday loan debt obtained elsewhere
  • Wisconsin has 3.6 million credit union members and 11,101 credit union employees 

Several prominent figures also addressed attendees during morning and afternoon keynotes, including Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, Lt. Governor Sara Rodriguez, Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu, Department of Financial Institutions Secretary-designee Cheryll Olson-Collins, and Office of Credit Unions Director Tom Theune.

Leading up to the conference, a Trivia Night fundraiser benefiting the Wisconsin Credit Union Legislative Action Fund (WCULAF) was held, raising $5,500 to help support credit union-friendly candidates in Wisconsin. 

Snapshots from the day can be viewed on Facebook. Thanks to all the new and familiar faces who joined us to advocate for The Credit Union Movement!