Arizona Advocates Show Up in Force for Day at the Capitol

Advancing policy that best serves credit union members is made possible when advocates engage, and engagement took center stage during Arizona Credit Union Day at the Capitol Jan. 16.

More than 125 advocates fanned out for meetings with 32 state legislators, asking them to back key legislation. Senator J.D. Mesnard (R-13) is supporting credit unions by opening a bill folder on legislation that will:

  • Help to ensure the safety of credit union employees and members.
  • Reduce unnecessary red tape that costs money for credit unions, and ultimately their members.
  • Free up capital which can be reinvested back into the membership.

In all of our conversations, legislators understood that credit unions are THE community lenders, the financial service providers underwriting the loans that support communities.

Sharing how credit unions’ not-for-profit, cooperative structure helps them deliver tangible financial benefits to their members and drives positive community impact was a well-received priority.

Thanks to all advocates who took the time to be part of CU Day at the Capitol, and to their colleagues back in the branches who continued to provide world-class member services.

Posted in Advocacy on the Move, Arizona Advocacy.