State Capital Connections got underway this week as representatives from the Western, Piedmont, Southeast & Northeast Chapters traveled to Raleigh to meet with lawmakers. The credit union advocates spent their time with elected leaders talking about the value credit unions bring to their local communities as well as the entire state of North Carolina.
"With about 70 freshmen lawmakers in the NC General Assembly, we felt it was important to give a context for the good things credit unions are doing across the state," said Dan Schline, NCCUL's SVP of Association Services. Schline added added that "educating lawmakers on credit union differences and addressing any misconceptions ensures that credit unions can continue to operate in the best interests of their membership."
In addition to discussing the value that credit unions are delivering in local communities, the meetings were an opportunity for participants to touch on a range of issues the League is working on this session, including updates to the credit union statutes and elder financial abuse.
The credit union advocates engaged in a flurry of meetings during the day on Wednesday before heading home. State Capital Connections concludes next week as representatives from the Northwest, North Piedmont, Foothill & Tarheel Chapters come to Raleigh to meet with lawmakers.