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CUNA, League Staff Engaging State Lawmakers on the CU Dual Charter, TNCs and Much More
Posted July 31, 2015 by CUNA Advocacy

As the annual Legislative Summit of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) kicks off today in Seattle, CUNA and League staff are on the ground protecting credit union interests on an array of topics including the dual chartering policy, transportation network company insurance regulations, payday lending oversight and data security. Ryan Donovan, Shelton Roulhac and Lynn Coard will participate in several meetings and sessions of the Communications, Financial Services and Interstate Commerce Committee as well as the Task Force on State and Local Taxation.

CUNA and staff from several leagues will greet lawmakers at the America’s Credit Unions’ booth in the exhibit hall. Leagues represented at the booth include the Northwest Credit Union Association, the Kentucky Credit Union League, the Minnesota Credit Union Network, the Georgia Credit Union Affiliates, the Cornerstone Credit Union League, the Tennessee Credit Union League, the Illinois Credit Union League, the Maryland and DC Credit Union Association and the Credit Union Association of New Mexico. Ryan Donovan recently sent a message to state lawmakers encouraging them to stop by the booth to learn about the credit union difference and see what credit union membership looks like in their states.

CUNA along with the American Association of Credit Union Leagues (AACUL), CUNA Mutual Group and Washington credit unions are also raising awareness of credit unions to state legislators and their staff outside of the meetings and exhibit hall. At Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, the baggage claim area displays posters and banners reinforcing the credit union difference and America’s Credit Unions volunteers in green T-shirts are blanketed at the conference.

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