Credit Union Day 2023: CUs Meet with Lawmakers In Support of Legislation; Showcase 'Credit Union Difference'
170 credit union representatives representing 38 credit unions joined us Richmond on Jan. 19 for Credit Union Day at the General Assembly. Through 50 meetings with lawmakers and legislative aides, we continued our lobbying efforts for our digital assets custody services bill, HB1727, and shared our good works in serving our members and communities.
More than 170 credit union advocates gathered in Richmond today for Credit Union Day at the General Assembly, lobbying for continued support of HB1727, credit unions' digital assets custody services bill, and showcasing the "Credit Union Difference" by sharing our service to members and our communities.
"We're delighted to have so many credit union advocates join us today in Richmond!" says League President/CEO Carrie Hunt. "Credit Union Day is a unique opportunity to educate lawmakers about what makes us the best choice for financial services for millions of Virginians."
HB1727 passed the House of Delegates yesterday and moves to the state Senate for its consideration.
|We were pleased to have Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares join us for lunch at the Credit Union House of Virginia as part of Credit Union Day at the General Assembly.|
We logged 50 meetings with lawmakers and their aides Thursday morning, placing particular focus on reaching lawmakers in key leadership positions, including Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw, who also chairs the key Commerce and Labor Committee; Senate Minority Leader Tommy Norment, a member of the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee; House Speaker Todd Gilbert; Majority Leader Terry Kilgore; Minority Leader Don Scott; and House Commerce and Energy Chair Kathy Byron.
During lunch at Credit Union House, we were joined by Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares, who noted his appreciation for credit unions and their service to their members.
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