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Credit Unions Bring Message to Missouri Capitol

 
  Credit union advocates at Missouri Day at the Capitol. 

Credit union leaders from 33 credit unions met with lawmakers for Missouri Day at the Capitol on February 13. Throughout the State Capitol in Jefferson City, advocates delivered legislative handouts and information to state representatives and senators representing their home districts and their credit unions’ districts. 

“Legislators want to know how your credit union has improved the lives of your members and your community. Most importantly, they want to hear these stories from YOU,” said Ian Dunlap, director of Missouri legislative and political affairs. “Thank you to everyone who took time out of their schedule and made Day at the Capitol a success.”

More than 90 attendees took part. They began the day an address from Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, who outlined priorities for the Attorney General’s office and shared tips with attendees on how to be an effective advocate.  A legislative panel including Sen. Paul Wieland (R-Dist. 22), Rep. Jack Bondon (R-Dist.  56) and Rep. Rory Rowland (D-Dist. 29) provided an inside look at the financial services committees and what issues are dominating this legislative session. Wieland and Bondon chair the key Senate and House committees that handle bills of concern for credit union, and Rowland is the ranking member in the House committee.

Efforts like Day at the Capitol reinforce HCUA’s advocacy daily outreach with lawmakers, to help them better understand the credit union difference and the issues that are important to Missouri credit unions from actual constituents. 

Contact Ian Dunlap at 573.316.5266 with any questions on issues or follow up contact with lawmakers.

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Credit unions in gallery of Missouri House Attorney General Eric Schmitt From left: Amy McLard (HCUA), Sen. Paul Wieland, Brad Douglas (HCUA),
Rep. Jack Bondon, Rep. Rory Rowland and Ian Dunlap (HCUA)
   

 

 

 

 

 

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