Fall Hike the Hill season picks up pace

With Washington, D.C., serving as the home of the federal government, credit union Hike the Hills offer a unique opportunity to present the credit union difference to legislators and regulators. This week, the Ohio Credit Union League (OCUL) was one of 6 leagues in Washington, D.C., and had a packed schedule that included congressional meetings, as well as meetings with the leadership of the NCUA and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

“Advocacy is job one for the league/CUNA system, and we were proud to lead a group of 50 credit union leaders representing 30 credit unions to Washington to advocate for meaningful regulatory relief,” said Patrick Harris, OCUL vice president for government affairs. “Our message was infused with credit union philosophy, which allowed us to collectively differentiate ourselves from big banks and expose the flaws in the ‘one-size-fits-all’ regulatory approach.”

On Tuesday, the group dined at Credit Union House, and flew in Ohio State Rep. Rob McColley for dinner. They discussed key races in the state of Ohio and ways to keep credit union priorities on legislators’ minds going forward.

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