Get Ready to Share the Credit Union Difference During Hike at Home Kick-Off Meeting

The NWCUA Advocacy Team will share key updates and talking points to prep Northwest advocates for conversations with Congressional leaders.

2/23/2021

One of the Credit Union Movement’s biggest advocacy events of the year, the 2021 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference, is right around the corner. Thousands of credit union champions across the country will gather virtually March 2-4, to rally around a united cause — to share the credit union story with legislators and emphasize how lawmaking affects the work credit unions do for more than 120 million members.

In lieu of an in-person Hike the Hill event, as in past years, advocates will have the opportunity to engage in virtual Congressional hike meetings, where they’ll meet with Congressional leaders to discuss credit union issues and priorities.

To prepare for these important conversations, Northwest credit unions are encouraged to attend the Hike at Home Kick-Off Meeting on March 1, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. PST (10:30 to 11:30 a.m. MST). The NWCUA Advocacy team will arm credit union professionals with key talking points and the latest updates to ensure they’re ready to meet with elected officials.

“More than a fourth of the Northwest Congressional delegation hold key positions of leadership in the new 117th Congress,” said Samantha Beeler, VP, Advocacy. “It is vital that we maintain the great working relationships we have built with these leaders and continue to share the amazing work credit unions are doing in their communities.”

Registration for CUNA GAC is not required to participate in Congressional hike meetings. Credit union professionals must register separately for CUNA GAC and the kick-off meeting. Both registration links can be found online.

Credit union professionals interested in learning more about cannabis banking also are encouraged to attend the Congressional Cannabis Banking Panel, co-hosted by NWCUA and the Mountain West Credit Union Association, on March 1, 1 p.m. PST (2 p.m. MST). Click here to register.

Questions about CUNA GAC, the Hike at Home Kick-Off Meeting, and the Cannabis Banking Panel may be directed to Jordan Beyer, Grassroots Advocacy Manager.