At NAFCU, we often say that your voice is the most important voice in Washington. This isn’t just a talking point, it’s a fact. When it comes to credit union issues, no one is more qualified to speak on them than credit union leaders. Lawmakers also have the responsibility to listen to their constituents so when you reach out to your representative or senators, they listen.
While advocacy is a critical aspect of securing an operating environment for credit unions to thrive, we recognize that advocacy isn’t your only priority. You have members to take care of, credit unions to run. That’s where we come in.
NAFCU focuses its efforts on providing the best possible advocacy, compliance, and education to help you serve your members. When we speak with lawmakers and regulators, they listen to us, too. They listen because we’ve formed strong relationships with them. They listen because we’re informed – thanks to your direct feedback to surveys, participation on working groups, one-off conversations, or statements that inform our advocacy. We provide strategic solutions to specific problems thanks to your input, allowing us to give the industry its best chance for growth.
You also get involved by using our Grassroots Action Center and sending letters to lawmakers to request their support for industry-backed stances. I know many of you sent letters to lawmakers requesting that they oppose the big box bailout bill. If you haven’t done that yet, I strongly encourage you to head over to our grassroots page and do that.
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