A look at how the League & credit unions are shaping the political process through direct lobbying activities, coordinated grassroots efforts and proactive public relations.
We’re ending the fourth week of the second phase of the Don’t Tax My Credit Union Campaign (DTMCU). Credit unions have done an outstanding job since the start of the campaign on June 3. To date over 19,300 emails have been sent to Congress.
Congressman Mark Meadows (R-11) visited the Waynesville branch of Mountain Credit Union on August 20, 2013.
Credit unions in North Carolina and throughout the country are increasingly using Social Media to connect with lawmakers. These efforts are also gaining traction during the current DontTaxMyCU grassroots campaign.
Governor Pat McCrory signed Senate Bill 140 (SB140) following its passage by the NC General Assembly. Credit unions were active and engaged throughout the legislative process, and the result is a final law that strengthens protections for older adults while providing flexibility for credit unions in the set-up and collection of a trusted persons list.
Local credit unions will have the opportunity to hear from and speak with Congressman Patrick McHenry during the upcoming August recess. During the first two weeks of August, McHenry will hold a town hall meeting in each of the 7 counties he represents. Congressman McHenry is on the House Financial Services Committee and among the most active and knowledgeable members of the NC delegation on financial services issues. The meetings are a great opportunity for credit unions to thank Congressman McHenry for his service and ask for his support on issues like tax reform.
As week six of the Don’t Tax My Credit Union campaign ends, North Carolina Credit Unions are “knocking it out of the ball park” and showing that they have strength in numbers. To date, over 12,000 emails have been sent to Congress.
The North Carolina Credit Union League and SC Credit Union League will co-host the September 10-11 Hike the Hill trip to Washington, DC.
HB515, which amends the laws governing credit unions, took effect July 1. The bill, which passed the NC General Assembly, was signed into law by Governor Pat McCrory June 19.
Congressman Howard Coble (R – 6th) paid a visit to Truliant Federal Credit Union’s Mebane Member Financial Center.