Removing Barriers Blog

Successful NCSL Legislative Summit in Boston!
Posted August 11,2017 by CUNA Advocacy

Earlier this week, representatives of CUNA, credit union leagues, AACUL and CUNA Mutual joined more than 5,000 attendees in Boston at the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Legislative Summit to promote credit union awareness.  

Engagement at the NCSL Legislative Summit is particularly important because legislators adopt policies in NCSL’s standing committees.  The adopted policies become the backbone of NCSL’s efforts to fight unwarranted federal preemption of state laws, unfunded mandates, and federal legislation that threatens state authority and autonomy.

Credit unions were well-represented at the Legislative Summit this year.  Ryan Donovan, CUNA's Chief Advocacy Officer participated in a lively panel discussion about the future of the Dodd-Frank Act and the importance of regulatory relief for credit unions. Jeffery Gerard, Senior Vice President of Greylock FCU, participated in a standing-room-only panel discussion about issues with providing financial services to marijuana related businesses.

As in past years, CUNA and league staff greeted lawmakers at the America’s Credit Unions’ booth in the exhibit hall.  Leagues represented at the booth included the Cooperative Credit Union Association, the Illinois Credit Union League, the Kentucky Credit Union League, the Minnesota Credit Union Network, the Georgia Credit Union Affiliates, the California Credit Union League, the Cornerstone Credit Union League, the Tennessee Credit Union League, the Northwest Credit Union Association, the Credit Union Association of New Mexico and the Maryland and DC Credit Union Association. The booth was visited by hundreds of legislators representing nearly every state.

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Next year the Legislative Summit will be held in Los Angeles, July 30 - August 2.