Just because it’s difficult to personally meet with congressional leaders doesn’t mean fierce credit union advocacy can take a break. With several recent League-coordinated virtual engagements, Ohio credit union leaders kept U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Congressman Warren Davidson (R-Troy), and Congressman Steve Stivers (R-Upper Arlington) tuned into Movement policy priorities centered on preservation, relief, and recovery. Among robust support for the cooperative model, the following discussion takeaways will positively impact the Movement:
- Like credit unions, Senator Brown remains committed to ensuring people, families, businesses, and communities are supported through vital access to housing and unemployment assistance. Additionally, Senator Brown indicated his staunch credit union support moving forward should his leadership elevate to U.S. Senate Banking Chairman following the November 2020 election.
- Congressman Davidson continues to be a steady House Financial Services Committee voice for Main street businesses and lenders, specifically credit unions, battling against economic uncertainty and future portfolio implications.
- As small businesses and financial institutions work through SBA Paycheck Protection Program challenges, such as ever-changing guarantees and forgiveness provisions, Congressman Stivers continues to advocate for credit union inclusion, protection, and empowerment in the process.
The League will keep credit union issues top of mind with federal decisionmakers so you can focus on helping your members recover. If you’d like to share your credit union’s story with federal policy makers, reach out to League SVP of Advocacy Emily Leite.