We’re just over a week away from CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC), set for Feb. 25-March 1. More than 5,000 credit union leaders are expected to attend the event in the nation’s capital to help fight for credit union priorities, including regulatory relief, expanded credit union powers, the credit union tax status and data security.

“CUNA GAC is without a doubt the most important credit union advocacy event of the year,” said CUNA president/CEO Jim Nussle. “During that week, lawmakers know that the full credit union movement is in town; the energy and passion can be felt throughout the halls of Congress and across the city. As we stand on the verge of a number of major advocacy victories, if we can make this year the largest GAC ever, if we can demonstrate to Congress how active we are on the political process, together, we can improve credit union operating environments for years to come. I urge you to join us in Washington to continue our fight for common-sense regulation.

“More than just a conference,” Nussle added, “GAC allows you to network with nationwide credit union luminaries, gain expertise in compliance and advocacy issues, and experience the largest vendor exhibit hall in the financial services industry.”

A crucial component of CUNA GAC are also the Hike the Hill events, where credit union leaders from around the country will meet with their elected officials and federal regulators face-to-face to tell their stories and compel them to support credit unions.

Additional information about speakers and registration is available here.