Credit Union Day at the State House

Advocacy plays a critical role in ensuring credit union interests are represented in the laws and regulations governing our industry. That’s why the League facilitates multiple offerings throughout the year for credit unions to engage with policymakers, both in Maine and in Washington, DC.

For the first time since before the pandemic, the League will return to Augusta for Credit Union Day. With advocacy at the State House and a panel with representatives from the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) and Bureau of Financial Institutions (BFI), this event is a great opportunity to participate in legislative and regulatory advocacy.

“Credit Union Day is an opportunity to educate lawmakers and regulators alike about the special role Maine credit unions play in uplifting the financial lives of their members,” said Robert Caverly, League Vice President of Advocacy and Outreach. “It is vital to remind these policymakers about the credit union difference and how our industry supports Maine’s economy.”

Credit Union Day at the State House is taking place on March 25 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required. To confirm your attendance, please visit the League’s website and complete the online registration form.

In the morning, the League will have tables set up in the Hall of Flags (in the Capitol Building). We encourage credit union employees to interact with and get to know their elected officials while there. A lunch and regulator roundtable at the nearby Senator Inn & Spa will take place later in the day. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with federal and state regulators and ask about examination priorities to gain insights into the regulatory process.

“Every time we are able to introduce legislators to our credit unions directly, it makes a huge difference,” said Krista Simonis, League Governmental Affairs Director. “You are truly our clearest voices and best advocates. Elected officials are always impressed with the personal care and commitment credit unions have towards their members, and that comes across in each interaction.”

Whether you are curious about advocacy, interested in regulatory compliance, or just proud of where you work, participating in Credit Union Day is a great way to highlight the difference credit unions make in people’s lives.