Fifteen advocates from the NoVa Chapter inaugurated this year’s CU Days at the General Assembly with a whirlwind trip to visit 47 legislative offices Tuesday morning.
Tuesday afternoon, the House Commerce and Labor Committee passed both House versions of our parity bills ( HB 1351 and HB 1686) with no discussion and vote tallies of 20-to-0. The Senate Commerce and Labor Committee did likewise on Monday with SB 905 and SB 769, meaning our bills are on to the floors of their respective chambers.
The NoVa contingent for CU Day was a good mix of veterans — including three members of the Board of Directors from that area — and newcomers. Everyone did a great job taking advantage of credit unions not having big bills by showcasing what their credit unions do to help their members and communities.
One advocate reported that Del. Greason was enthusiastic about the topic of financial literacy, talking about how he teaches his kids money life skills. He reportedly takes taxes out of his kids’ allowances!
On Wednesday advocates from the Roanoke Valley and Southwestern Va. chapters will make the rounds at the General Assembly Building.