CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference Goes Virtual in 2021


Thousands of credit union advocates will share the Credit Union Difference with federal lawmakers next spring during the Credit Union National Association Governmental Affairs Conference, as usual. But the event will be virtual.

Mark your calendars for March 2-4, 2021.

“With 2021 shaping up to be the most consequential advocacy year in a generation, we have too much to fight for to sit this one out,” CUNA said in its announcement Monday.

Not that Northwest advocates ever have. The Northwest advocacy army has historically had an impressive presence, with more than 200 advocates from Idaho, Oregon, and Washington making the trek to Washington for the annual CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference. While the face-to-face gatherings have resulted in policy advancements that improved credit unions’ operating environments significantly, virtual meetings can be equally effective, as was seen during the Northwest Credit Union Association’s virtual Hike at Home in August.

“More than 400 advocates joined us for Hike at Home in August, an historic turnout for a hike event,” said Jennifer Wagner, the NWCUA’s Executive Vice President and Chief Advocacy Officer. “A virtual event allows credit unions to introduce new advocates to the experience. The need for CU engagement in this event will be as important as ever, as a new Congress, with potentially a new President, come together to tackle critical issues sure to include COVID, the economy, and tax reform. ”

More information can be found on the CUNA GAC website. Look for frequent updates from your NWCUA advocacy team.

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