CUNA to Host Post-Election Landscape Webinar Nov. 8

CUNA staff will host a post-election webinar Thursday, where CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle, Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan, Chief Political Officer Richard Gose and Deputy Chief Advocacy Officer for Political Action Trey Hawkins will give a comprehensive breakdown on how the election results will shape CUNA advocacy efforts going forward.

Scheduled for 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 8, registration is now open for the webinar which is free for CUNA members.

Items covered will include:

  • CUNA’s political and grassroots efforts to secure a credit union-friendly majority in both chambers for the 116th Congress;
  • How the results will impact credit union advocacy priorities, including potential leadership changes and new committee members;
  • How credit unions can best navigate the post-election advocacy environment; and
  • CUNA’s white paper on what the election means for credit unions, which will be released after the webinar.

Nussle, Donovan, Gose and Hawkins will also answer questions at the end of the webinar.

CUNA, the Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC), along with leagues and credit unions, are supporting 388 candidates for the House and Senate for this year’s mid-term elections. These include 48 candidates vying for open seats two of which are here in New Jersey.

CULAC has provide substantial support to the campaigns of state Sen. Jeff Van Drew who is running to succeed long-time credit union supporter Congressman Frank LoBiondo (R-2) and Mikie Sherrill who is running for the seat currently held by Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11). LoBiondo and Frelinghuysen are not seeking re-election.  

A credit union supporter while serving in the state legislature, Van Drew visited Jersey Shore FCU in July to meet with credit union advocates to learn about the industry’s federal legislative agenda. He was also the guest of honor at the 2nd Annual Advocacy Appreciation Reception during the League’s recent convention in Atlantic City. Mikie Sherrill met with credit union advocates here at the League in August and demonstrated a strong knowledge of and appreciation for credit unions issues on Capitol Hill.