National Outreach, Local Impact: NWCUA Creates Facebook Event to Promote Grassroots Support of S. 2231

Credit unions across the country are working tirelessly to rally support for Senate Bill 2231, legislation that would raise the credit union member business lending (MBL) cap from 12.25 percent of assets to 27.5 percent.

The Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) is advancing a social media campaign to support that effort and engage individual credit union members and advocates across the country. The NWCUA launched a Facebook event Friday inviting consumers to contact their senators in support of the credit union MBL bill.

The event’s description reads:

“Credit unions have money to lend to America’s small businesses, but they need your help. Senate Bill 2231 would allow credit unions to grant more small-business loans, and it is expected to receive a vote in the Senate as soon as April 16, 2012. If passed, this legislation will free up credit unions to help small businesses create as many as 140,000 jobs in the first year alone.

Credit unions are sophisticated not-for-profit financial institutions with a track record of making responsible lending decisions, but the big banks are doing their best to throttle Senate Bill 2231 through extensive lobbying and ad campaigns in Washington, D.C. They want to maintain their stranglehold on the American economy.

Supporting this bill is a vote in favor of America’s small businesses, a vote for America’s credit unions, and a vote against perpetuating Wall Street greed. But your senators need to hear from you. You can make your voice heard in a few simple clicks.

Visit to ask your senators to support credit unions’ efforts to put America back to work.

You can also support this important measure by helping spread the word. Encourage your friends and family to join you in giving America’s small businesses a lift. Invite them to this event.”

The event directs users to the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Grassroots Action Center, where they can send a pre-packaged message to their senators urging their support of S. 2231. Simple instructions for using the CUNA site are also available on the NWCUA’s MBL Action Page.


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