WASHINGTON (2/5/14)--The 2014 Credit Union National Association Governmental Affairs Conference is just three weeks away, and CUNA legislative staff have assembled a wealth of new materials to make sure credit union supporters are prepped for their Capitol Hill visits.
One new offering for this year's conference attendees is a half-hour legislative briefing webcast that provides a walk-through of the major issues CUNA will ask participants to discuss in their meetings on Capitol Hill.
CUNA has also prepared digital versions of briefing materials that will be handed out at the GAC. Available briefing materials include:
A Legislative Briefing Document that compiles one-page documents on key issues like preserving the credit union tax status, merchant data breaches, reducing regulatory burden, housing finance reform and charter enhancements such as capital reform and member business lending. These documents are designed to be leave-behinds in Congressional offices;
Ninety-second talking point documents that cover the major message points on each of the above issues;
A step-by-step guide on how to bring up these issues during meetings with members of Congress;
A list of 2014 credit union legislative priorities;
A high level overview of the credit union system that can be left behind in congressional offices; and
A list of reminders about how to conduct and what to expect during Congressional office visits.
CUNA also maintains dedicated web pages with information on each legislative priority, including letters or testimony CUNA has submitted on the topics, relevant articles and other material.
To access these resources, use the CUNA congressional visit material page.