Making MBL Personal
When writing to Missouri's U.S. Senators about S. 2231, the Credit Union Small Business Jobs bill - make your messages personal. Share who you are, what you do, who you serve and why this important to you. In addition to having your small business owners make contact - ask your members if they are agreeable to having your credit union share their stories with members of Congress. It's another way to make sure lawmakers are hearing about these small business owners - the consumers who will benefit with more options.
In an e-mail sent directly to key staff members:
- Profile the small business owner and their company
- Include a photo of the company's employees (a group photo if possible)
- State how many jobs the credit union helped this small business create
Contacts Made - More Needed to Combat Misinformation
Between April 2 and April 11, Missouri's U.S. Senators have heard from 357 credit union representatives through the Grassroots Action Center. This total doesn't include e-mails made directly to key staff members for Blunt and McCaskill. It also doesn't include the phone calls being made.
More contacts are still needed. Bankers are calling and writing in, too - in opposition to S. 2231, the Credit Union Small Business Jobs bill.
The bankers are telling lawmakers that credit unions' tax status means they should not be able to make business loans. They are telling Congress that credit unions are supposed to ONLY serve people of modest means. MCUA created a document that counters the misinformation being sent to Capitol Hill by the banks. Feel free to send it with your communications to Senators Blunt and McCaskill.
Please share your contacts, outreach, and success stories with Amy McLard, 314.542.1370.
Call, e-mail and meet in person with Sen. McCaskill and Sen. Blunt and encourage them to vote “yes” on S. 2231. Make sure they know this is about giving consumers more choices – not about banks vs. credit unions.
- Call toll free 1-877-642-4223
- Contact Blunt’s district office in your area: Click here for locations and contact numbers.
- Contact McCaskill’s district office in your area: Click here for locations and contact numbers.
- Email them through the Grassroots Action Center
- Participate in local meetings when Senators attend – chamber meetings, town halls, etc.
- Engage your small business owners! Make sure they share their individual stories with our Senators. (Have small business owners contact McCaskill and Blunt's key staff members directly.)
Credit union representatives are taking part in a meeting with Senator Roy Blunt in Kansas City on April 12. If you learn about a meeting featuring either U.S. Senator, please alert Amy McLard as soon as possible in order to share this information with the rest of the credit union community.
Questions? Need More Information?
Contact Amy McLard, 314.542.1370.
Click here to view the PDF file, Fact Checking the ABA Propoganda.