The League held the first of two Legislative Meet & Greets in Augusta and Lewiston. The events offered credit unions an opportunity to get to know their state representatives, while also allowing the legislators to meet some of the friendly faces representing Maine’s credit unions from their districts. In his remarks to meeting attendees, League President/CEO Todd Mason emphasized how connected credit unions are to their communities and encouraged open dialogue among the group.
This week, legislators brought that community perspective to the State House as committees began meeting for the first time. The League was in Augusta to see the introductions of the Health Coverage, Insurance, and Financial Services (HCIFS) and Judiciary committee staff and members. HCIFS will likely deal with approximately 200 bills this legislative session, including many that directly impact credit unions.
If you are interested in seeing some of the deliberation that occurs on these bills and a behind-the-scenes look at the legislative process, the League can arrange for credit union employees to visit the State House and shadow their representative. It’s a fantastic opportunity to experience a day-in-the-life of your elected official and peek into the workings of government. Please email Krista Simonis, Director of Governmental Affairs, at ksimonis@maineculorg if you would like a representative from your credit union to participate in a legislator job shadow.