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CU Young Professionals Learn How to Advocate on the Hill

Mon, Oct 2, 2017

Nearly 50 young credit union professionals, including YPNs from Maryland and the District, got a wide-ranging education on every aspect of advocacy last week in D.C. CUNA, in conjunction with the New York Credit Union Association, hosted the professionals.

A Congressional staffer panel was especially popular, with participants describing the processes and best practices essential to making an impression on Capitol Hill. The group also heard from CUNA president and CEO Jim Nussle.

Mark Cummins, president of the Minnesota Credit Union Network and chair of the American Association of Credit Union Leagues, highlighted the benefits of the CUNA/league system and how it accomplishes its advocacy goals.

In addition, MD|DC Credit Union Association President/CEO John Bratsakis and National Credit Union Foundation Executive Director Gigi Hyland discussed how advocacy and philanthropy intersect, particularly through the Foundation’s work and the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run.

YPNs from the Association got to put their advocacy skills to work in a meeting with Senator Chris Van Hollen’s staff. They discussed tax reform, regulatory relief and consumer data breaches.