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Missouri Hike the Hill Kicks Off with CFPB Meeting

A meeting with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) kicked off Missouri’s Hike the Hill. Credit union leaders from across the state of Missouri met with the CFPB on June 8 to start their Washington, D.C. visits.

“With the CFPB looking into overdraft protection, this meeting was a chance to highlight how credit union members actually use the program and the impact it could have on consumers if their access is limited,” says Amy McLard, Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA) SVP of Advocacy. “We appreciate all of the credit unions that weighed in on the MCUA ODP survey and the credit union staff and volunteers who brought the personal stories and concerns with us to Washington.”

Meetings with Missouri’s federal lawmakers and their staff are scheduled for June 9 and 10. The credit union tax status, data security concerns and regulatory relief efforts are three primary issues on the agenda for discussion. To see the briefing material shared with lawmakers during Hike the Hill, click here

The following credit unions are represented at Missouri Hike the Hill:

  • Anheuser-Busch Employees’ Credit Union
  • BluCurrent Credit Union
  • St. Louis Community Credit Union
  • United Consumers Credit Union
  • Vantage Credit Union

More photos and information about Missouri Hike the Hill will be published in next week's Missouri Difference.

Hike the Hill from Home

If you aren't able to attend this year, make your voice heard from home. Post examples to Facebook and Twitter of how your credit union is helping members, and be sure to tag lawmakers. Click here for a social media cheat sheet on Missouri’s federal lawmaker contacts. Use the tag #MOHiketheHill in any posts.

To send a direct email, click here and click on the 'Federal Issues' tab at the top. Be sure to PERSONALIZE communications to lawmakers. Mention that Missouri representatives are in Washington, D.C. to discuss credit union concerns June 8-10, and you look forward to hearing about their meetings with lawmakers.

Photo:  Missouri Hike the Hill attendees at Credit Union House in Washington, D.C.  The U.S. Capitol is in the background.