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Congress takes a break in August, but advocacy does not. This month, when senators and representatives are home for a state and district work period, is a prime opportunity for credit unions to get some face time with their lawmakers on issues that impact a key segment of their constituency – their members.

Lawmakers will be in their home districts and states for five weeks: Representatives began their district work periods as early as July 30, and senators are scheduled to begin theirs prior to August 8. Both will be spending a lot of time with their constituents and meeting with businesses in the community. This is a great time for credit unions to let their lawmakers know how important it is that they cosponsor and support the passage of several important regulatory relief proposals awaiting action. A good place to start is with these:

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