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Share “Ease the Burden” Message as HCUA Hike the Hill Kicks Off

The impact of regulatory burden is significant on credit unions in Kansas and Missouri. Credit union leaders from both states are bringing this message to Washington, D.C. for the Heartland Credit Union Association’s (HCUA) first official Hike the Hill on June 14-16. Back at home, credit union advocates can also take action by urging members of Congress to “Ease the Burden!”  

The Ease the Burden campaign is coordinated through the national Member Activation Program (MAP). Take action this week and in the weeks following Hike the Hill to help lawmakers understand how growing regulatory burden hurts our members AND all consumers.

HCUA has compiled a list of resources for you:

In addition to regulatory burden concerns, credit union leaders will focus on key points with significant potential impact on credit unions and their members:

  • Maintaining the credit union tax status
  • Data security
  • Credit union-focused legislation (member business lending, supplemental capital)

The following briefing materials are being shared with federal lawmakers:

Thanks to the staff and volunteers from the following credit unions for participating in Hike the Hill: 

  • Anheuser-Busch Employees’ Credit Union
  • BluCurrent Credit Union
  • Central Missouri Community Credit Union
  • CommunityAmerica Credit Union
  • Golden Plains Credit Union
  • Mainstreet Credit Union
  • Mid American Credit Union
  • Meritrust Credit Union
  • Wichita Federal Credit Union

Watch for photos and information in next week’s Spotlight. You can also follow along with Hike the Hill activities on Facebook and Twitter. Share links to your good news stories or member testimonials to help promote credit unions with lawmakers. Click here for more ways to share the #CUDifference.

For more information about Ease the Burden or MAP, contact Amy McLard, 314.542.1370.