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Kansas CUs meet with state legislators
TOPEKA, Kan. (2/16/09)--More than 160 Kansas credit union employees and volunteers attended the Kansas Credit Union Association’s (KCUA) annual Day at the Capital Wednesday. The event gave credit union supporters statewide a chance to meet with state legislators and share information about credit union efforts to serve Kansas consumers. Credit union attendees heard from a panel of legislative leaders about the opportunities and challenges that face the 2009 Kansas legislature. The panel was composed of State Senate President Steve Morris (R-Hugoton), House Speaker Pro Tem Arlen Siegfried (R-Olathe), and House Minority Leader Paul Davis (D-Lawrence). Newly appointed State Treasurer Dennis McKinney (D-Greensburg) also addressed attendees and said his office is enthusiastic about working with credit unions on financial literacy efforts. “Financial literacy must be a national priority,” McKinney said. “Children who know the power of compound interest will be strong builders for the economy of the future. I look forward to continuing this partnership with the Kansas Credit Union Association to increase the financial literacy of Kansans.” KCUA has partnered with the Kansas state treasurer’s office for more than five years, bringing financial literacy programs to more than 2,500 students statewide. “In these trying economic times, it is more important then ever that legislators are aware of the extraordinary things that credit unions are doing to serve their members,” said Marla Marsh, KCUA president/CEO. “Meeting with their state legislators throughout the day, Kansas credit unions were able to spotlight the credit union difference. It was a great day for Kansas credit unions.”
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