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League Amps Up Urgent Call to Lawmakers to Avoid Government Shutdown


Your League this week wrote every member of the Virginia Congressional delegation, urging them to avoid a government shutdown and the hardships that would follow for Virginians and the Commonwealth.

In meetings in Washington last week and during our Legislative Receptions last month, member credit unions and the League urged lawmakers to consider the impact a shutdown of the federal government would have on the Commonwealth, given the concentration of federal government employees, military operations and federal government contractors in Virginia.

"While credit unions will step up to aid members in the event of a government shutdown, we continue to actively engage with lawmakers in hopes such a scenario can be avoided," said League Chief Advocacy Officer JT Blau. "We've made clear in all our communication to lawmakers and during our meetings with our delegation that a shutdown would also pose a significant challenge for our credit unions."

In previous shutdowns, credit unions have offered skip-a-payment options, 0 percent loans, 0 percent lines-of-credit and more to aid members. In fact, we encourage you to forward your plans to the League today so we can share that information with lawmakers, should the shutdown occur.

Read our letter here

Note: Credit unions will find this CUNA document helpful! It outlines the implications of a government shutdown for credit unions and their members. It also includes resources that will prove useful in the event of a government shutdown.

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