Removing Barriers Blog

2017 NCSL & ALEC Conferences
Posted May 03, 2017 by Chandler Schuette

CUNA and the Cooperative Credit Union Association are pleased to announce that this summer, we will host a booth featuring “America’s Credit Unions” at the NCSL Legislative Summit in Boston.  The ALEC Annual Meeting will be held in Denver this year and, while we will not host a booth, we will attend key committee meetings as well as the general sessions to represent our members and monitor any discussions impacting credit unions.   

With regard to NCSL’s Legislative Summit. the Cooperative Credit Union Association and its host committee have upgraded our conference sponsorship, which is expected to provide a number of full registrations for session access - in addition to enhancements that historically have been available: a GAPS reception, booth drivers, giveaways, and various visibility opportunities.  

New this year is a main hotel conference room block at the Westin Waterfront with a walking bridge to the Convention Center, a GAPS hospitality suite in the main hotel to strategize and engage lawmakers, matching logo shirts for GAPS booth workers, a charity drawing for lawmakers and a GAPS travel scholarship to encourage more leagues to attend the conference.

Please be on alert for an email requesting travel dates, shirt preferences and other information. Your reply is welcome so that we may customize this event for your league and make a significant impact for credit unions.  For any state that has not yet pledged financial support and/or attendance, it is not too late to participate and your presence is most welcome.

ALEC Annual Meeting                     
July 19 - 21
Denver, CO

NCSL Legislative Summit
August 6 - 9
Boston, MA

We know many of you first assess the attendance of your respective state delegations when considering attending.  As we get closer to the NCSL conference, we will share your delegation list with you as soon as it becomes available.  ALEC historically has not shared its registration lists, although many Leagues have indicated that they can get a sense of whether their legislators are attending based on conversations in state capitals.  If you plan to attend either conference, please email Shelton Roulhac at or Lynn Coard at

Registration and housing are open are linked above. These conferences present an excellent opportunity for interaction with your state legislators and we look forward to seeing many of you there!