CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference serves as an annual rally cry for credit unions. Like a good coach, it pumps up the team, provides direction and does a little cheerleading minus the short skirts. Gathering all of the players is great for bolstering that cooperative team spirit to approach Capitol Hill with the central mission of protecting credit unions’ future. Some will focus on enhancing credit union powers through supplemental capital, while others will highlight regulatory relief. Still others will demonstrate the need to maintain credit unions’ tax exemption.

Advocacy pulses through the veins of Thomas Renz of Commodore Perry FCU, the credit union recognized by Credit Union Times for Outstanding Political Action. When the credit union perceived unjust treatment from its NCUA examiner, Renz spearheaded the full-court press to try to make it right.

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