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Shaping the Future of Credit Unions

September 6, 2023 7:30 am

By Karen Smith, MCU SVP & Chief Advocacy Officer

Join Me at the Montana Credit Union Advocacy Conference

Are you a credit union volunteer who’s ready to make a real impact on the future of credit unions and protect our shared interests? If so, now is the perfect time to step up your credit union advocacy game and get involved in political advocacy. The Montana Credit Union Advocacy Conference, in collaboration with CUNA, is your chance to gain essential skills and knowledge to champion the credit union difference and influence the policies and regulations that shape our industry.

Why Advocacy Matters to Me

For me, credit unions represent more than just financial institutions; they embody a philosophy that prioritizes members over profits and community over corporate interests. It’s this philosophy that sets us apart, and it’s a philosophy that we must actively protect and promote. Through effective political advocacy, we can ensure the credit union movement continues to thrive and provide financial empowerment to countless individuals and communities.

The Montana Credit Union Advocacy Conference – October 3-4

I invite you to join me in Helena for two days of dynamic training October 3 -4, 2023. This event promises to equip us with insider tips and strategies from experts in the field. Together, we’ll learn how to:

  • Showcase the Credit Union Difference: Discover how to effectively communicate the unique value and philosophy of credit unions to lawmakers and the public.
  • Build Strategic Relationships: Forge strong connections with policymakers to ensure they understand and support credit union initiatives.
  • Engage Media and Members: Learn the art of engaging with the media and our members to amplify our advocacy efforts.
  • Elevate our Influence: Gain the skills needed to expand our influence and make a lasting impact on the state’s political landscape.

Pre-Conference Webinar and Webinar Launch Call

As part of our conference registration, we’ll gain access to the September 14 pre-conference webinar. This webinar will provide us with a sneak peek of the agenda, conference expectations, and an opportunity to ask any questions we may have before the October event.

Be at the Forefront of Change – Together

If you share my passion for government affairs and political advocacy and want to ensure the long-term viability of Montana’s credit unions, this is an opportunity you won’t want to miss. By participating in the Montana Credit Union Advocacy Conference, you’ll be at the forefront of change, helping to shape policies and regulations that affect our industry positively.

Let’s take this journey together. Don’t wait – secure your spot today and join me in Helena for this pivotal event. Together, we can work to protect the credit union difference and ensure a brighter future for credit unions and the communities they serve. Register now, and let’s be part of the change!

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