With the start of 2021, dozens of new legislators are being sworn into office at both the state and federal levels who will face a myriad of challenges and credit unions engaging in politics is as important as ever.
To that end, MnCUN encourages all credit union leadership, staff, and board members to take part in the CUNA Government Affairs Conference and the Network’s Credit Union Impact Week.
CUNA’s GAC brings together credit union professionals and volunteers from across the country for important sessions on our industry, as well as giving all a chance to lobby their elected Congressional representatives on credit union issues.
Credit Union Impact Week is the 2021 virtual version of the Network’s annual Credit Union Day at the Capitol. The week will feature virtual sessions, grassroots advocacy activities and engagement opportunities to connect with elected leaders in Saint Paul. The Network will provide a briefing on the 2021 MN Legislative Session and a preview of the CU Impact week at the Capitol on Jan. 13, 2021 at 9:00 am.
“As the economic impact of the pandemic continues it is critical that credit unions share how they provide value to their members and communities,” said MnCUN Chief Advocacy and Engagement Officer Mara Humphrey. “We look forward to providing plenty of opportunities for credit union advocates to engage with their elected officials on key issues and be a voice for our industry.”
Update Project Zip Code
To maximize the Network’s grassroots advocacy work, please run Project Zip Code (PZC) before CUNA GAC and Credit Union Impact Week. The information collected is used to show legislators how many credit union members are in their districts, helping to demonstrate the power and reach of credit unions.
As a reminder, PZC is a user friendly, secure computer program that counts your members and matches them by congressional district, state legislative district and county. These counts are then uploaded to CUNA's Project Zip Code website and combined with data from other credit unions nationwide. There are no personally identifiable data points that are required and the PZC site is secured.
You can access the PZC website, including the instructions on how to upload your information, online.
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