Aug. 29, 2012 – NAFCU Political Affairs Director Katherine Marisic, in an interview that aired Monday on CUbroadcast.com, urged credit unions to attend NAFCU’s Congressional Caucus in September to “help shape the issues” being discussed in Washington.
In the 11-minute segment, Marisic provided CUbroadcast’s Mike Lawson with an overview of why attending Caucus is important for credit unions and what attendees can expect from the event.
Set for Sept. 11-14 at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, NAFCU’s 2012 Congressional Caucus gives credit union attendees the opportunity to speak directly with legislators about the issues that affect them and their members. Marisic noted that being able to meet face-to-face with lawmakers is key to building support for legislative initiatives that are important to credit unions.
This year’s Caucus is happening not only in a presidential election year but just a week before Congress breaks for recess. Noting the huge number of issues occupying lawmakers’ time and attention, Marisic said that Caucus is an important way for credit unions to ensure their voices are heard about the issues that matter most to them.
Marisic also previewed the line-up of speakers, which includes House Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn, D-S.C., House Financial Services Committee Member Brad Sherman, D-Calif., Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., Rep. Peter T. King, R-N.Y., Federal Housing Finance Agency Acting Director Edward DeMarco, Freddie Mac CEO Donald Layton, and political commentator Tucker Carlson.
NAFCU’s 2012 Congressional Caucus is open to members and non-members. For more information on the event or to register, go to www.nafcu.org/caucus.