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Post GAC Hill Blast Sent by CUNA's Chief Advocacy Officer
Posted March 15, 2019 by CUNA Advocacy

Earlier today, CUNA's Chief Advocacy Officer - Ryan Donovan sent an email to all 535 Congressional offices reminding them of our message during CUNA GAC: credit unions are different from other financial institutions.

Prior to the start of GAC, Ryan sent a preview email to the Hill where he highlighted: 

  • There are 115 million Americans of every race, religion, occupation and income bracket that rely on credit unions;
  • Over 5,000 credit union advocates will be on Capitol Hill next week; and
  • Gave Congressional staff a preview of the 2019 credit union advocacy agenda.


What a week! Credit unions had 5,200+ people in town from all 50 states sharing our difference with your Congressional office and the offices of all of your colleagues.

Our message during the Credit Union National Association Governmental Affairs Conference (CUNA GAC) was simple: credit unions are different from other financial institutions.

 CUNA GAC Statistics

We’re not-for-profit. We put our members first. We provide the best products and services for Americans of all walks of life. The bottom line? We care about our members and we want to help them financially succeed.

Credit unions brought our 2019 credit union advocacy agenda to their meetings with you. We want to work with your office throughout the 116th Congress to create a national data security and privacy standard, tailor regulations on credit unions, maintain our tax status and much more.

Our GAC may be over, but we’re not going anywhere. CUNA is here in Washington and ready to connect with your office on these critical issues. Our credit union state league partners and member credit unions are engaged throughout the year and want to work with you.

We represent 115 million Americans that have chosen credit unions. And we’re here to tell their stories and share how credit union membership is making a difference in their lives.


Ryan Donovan

Chief Advocacy Officer

Credit Union National Association