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GAC: Cheney challenges CUs to ramp up grassroots efforts

CUNA News Now Headlines 2/25/2014 - Provided as a courtesy and valuable service of the Credit Union National Association

GAC: Cheney challenges CUs to ramp up grassroots efforts

CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney challenged 2014 Governmental Affairs Conference attendees to ramp up their grassroots efforts in engaging lawmakers on a list of issues that attracted a record attendance to the credit union movement's annual advocacy gathering. More

Matz at GAC: Merchants must be held to same data security standards as CUs

The data breach at Target is the story of a double standard "that is neither healthy nor fair," National Credit Union Administration Chairman Debbie Matz said Monday at the 2014 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference. "While financial institutions are required by law to protect sensitive personal information, data protection standards for retailers are too often simply not adequate," Matz added. More

'Don't Tax Tuesday' is today

Today credit union advocates will reprise CUNA's award-winning "Don't Tax Tuesday" campaign. This time, #DontTaxTuesday will occur in tandem with CUNA's 2014 Governmental Affairs Conference, where thousands of credit union advocates will be in Washington to meet with their legislators. More

Sen. Corker talks tax, commends CU advocacy efforts

Speaking during Monday's 2014 CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference session, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) told credit union supporters he does not know of anyone who wants to change the credit union tax status. More

Former PM Blair tells GAC he's impressed by CU lobbying

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair praised the U.S. credit union movement Monday at CUNA's Government Affairs Conference in Washington. Blair lauded the work credit unions do for millions of Americans, opining that "we're rather behind you in the U.K. and Europe." More

'Don't Tax My Credit Union' highlights CUNA annual meeting

During CUNA's annual general meeting Monday at the 2014 Governmental Affairs Conference, President/CEO Bill Cheney reflected on a year by highlighted the "Don't Tax My Credit Union" campaign, a grassroots effort that generated millions of contacts with lawmakers. More

CommunityAmerica's Pierce is new CUNA board chair

Dennis Pierce, president/CEO of CommunityAmerica CU, Kansas, Mo., was elected Monday as chairman of CUNA's Board of Directors, during a board meeting at the 2014 Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C. More

CU advocacy must be strong now, continue for best impact

CUNA legislative and political experts detailed overview of the top issues of the day in an hourlong session at CUNA's 2014 Governmental Affairs Conference. More

CUNA celebrates first year of 'Unite for Good'

It's the first anniversary of the "Unite for Good" campaign, CUNA's shared strategic vision in which Americans choose credit unions as their best financial partner, marked by the Credit Union National Association's 2014 Governmental Affairs Conference. More

CUNA provides Hill visit support for 4,400 CU advocates

More than 4,400 credit union supporters are preparing to join this week's credit union Capitol Hill Advocacy efforts, and CUNA is providing them with tips to help make their time with legislators more fruitful. More

Coopera white paper: 5 misconceptions CUs have about Hispanics

Misconceptions about the Hispanic market may be hindering credit unions' ability to better serve this growing demographic, according to a new white paper from Coopera. More

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