It’s true that we can’t outgive the bankers when it comes to supporting political campaigns; they’re quite good at putting their deep pockets to work!
But one of the many ways we do shine in helping our political friends is by volunteering our time and talents for their campaigns. Belvoir Federal Credit Union’s Mike Ligon (pictured) did just that this past weekend for Rep. Gerry Connolly.
Congressman Connolly has proven to be a staunch supporter of credit unions, even signing on as a co-sponsor of H.R. 1418, key credit union legislation that would raise the current cap on member business lending to a more reasonable level.
Raising the cap will allow credit unions to help small businesses add desperately needed jobs and grow our economy. This common sense provision could provide up to $13 billion to small businesses in the first year alone and create over 140,000 new jobs at no cost to taxpayers.
Credit union supporters can drop a quick e-mail to Congressman Connolly to thank him for supporting credit unions – http://gerryconnolly.com/contact_info.
Also, for those of you not represented by Congressman Connolly, we encourage you to contact your own lawmaker and urge them to support the member business lending cap increase. Visit http://capwiz.com/cuna/issues/alert/?alertid=60924796.
Learn more about the Connolly event/campaign here:http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/virginia-politics/post/rep-connolly-kicks-off-reelection-bid-with-st-pats-eve-party/2012/03/16/gIQAOUmCHS_blog.html#pagebreak