WASHINGTON — Citing unparalleled opportunities to deliver a vigorous industry message before Congress, CUNA disclosed Tuesday it is "pulling out all the stops" to get a big turnout for its Government Affairs Conference in February.

"I can't imagine more credit union CEOs, volunteers and staff wanting to be in Washington for this extraordinary CUNA gathering that has taken on tremendous importance for every credit union in the U.S.," declared Dan Mica, CUNA's president/CEO making a media pitch for the annual GAC slated Feb. 22-26 at the Washington Convention Center.

Mica said the February conference has assumed heightened gravity for the industry considering the high stakes CUs can play in a now-altered financial landscape. In addition, the CUNA meeting comes as a significant shift has occurred in the makeup of the new Congress with a 10% increase in new senators and a 12-15% increase in freshman House members, said Mica.

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