CU Advocates Meet with Congressman Malinowski

Credit union advocates met Wednesday afternoon with Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-7) in his Somerville district office. Malinowski is serving his first term in Congress. A newcomer to New Jersey politics and elective office, Malinowski unseated five term Rep. Lance in last year’s mid-term elections when Democrats overturned four seats in the New Jersey delegation leaving one lone Republican standing.  

Topics discussed included data security, problem robocalls, cannabis banking, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 and housing finance reform.

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Left-to-right: Anita Whalen, Board Chair, Atlantic Health Employees FCU; Gary Chizmadia, Board Chair, Credit Union of New Jersey; Mark Malinowski, Vice President of Accounting, Raritan Bay FCU; Rep. Malinowski; Tom O’Shea, President/CEO, Aspire FCU; Susan McNulty, President/CEO, Atlantic Health Employees FCU; Alan Feigenbaum. President/CEO, Advanced Financial FCU; Chris Abeel, Vice President of Corporate & Governmental Affairs, NJ Credit Union League  

The League schedules in-districts meetings with members of state’s congressional delegation to enable credit union advocates to meet with their representatives in Congress without having to travel to Washington. In addition to Malinowski, the League met this week with Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr (D-9) on Monday and today with Rep. Frank Pallone (D-6). A meeting with Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-2) has also been confirmed for the afternoon of September 4 in Mays Landing.

The meetings are open to all NJCUL member credit unions. Anyone interested in participating should contact NJCUL Vice President of Corporate & Governmental Affairs Chris Abeel at or 800-792-8861, ext. 127.