Serving four years as Secretary of State, 30 years on the United States Senate, 28 years on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a decorated history of activism, John Kerry will bring his extensive experience and insights directly to the leaders of the credit union movement at the CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC), taking place March 10-14, 2019. in Washington, D.C.

“Credit unions have a rich history of supporting Americans through financial education and grassroots community building,” said Kerry. “Advocacy is a critical component in keeping that spirit of cooperation alive, and I’m thankful for this opportunity to lend my contribution.”

Kerry’s record of political service includes his key role in the Paris Climate Accord, which he signed in 2016, his position on the bipartisan Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction and his groundbreaking diplomatic contact with Iran in 2013. He also served as a lieutenant in the United States Navy, returning from service in Vietnam with a Silver Star, a Bronze Star with Combat V, and three Purple Hearts.

CUNA GAC is the largest credit union advocacy event, gathering more than 5,000 credit union leaders annually to Washington, D.C., to network, learn about the latest issues and hot topics in the credit union industry, and meet with lawmakers to make a case for fair regulation on behalf of the more than 110 million credit union members nationwide.

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