This week, credit unions from across the state of Florida rallied in Tallahassee for the League of Southeastern Credit Union’s (LSCU) annual Florida Advocacy Conference. Credit unions heard from key legislative leaders, the Office of Governor Ron DeSantis, the Offices of Financial and Insurance Regulation, the Florida Chamber of Commerce, and many more. On Tuesday afternoon, credit unions gathered in the State Capitol to lobby members of the Florida legislature on key credit union priorities including public deposits, interchange, and Property Assessed Clean Energy Loans.
Tuesday night, credit unions honored Senator Blaise Ingoglia (R-Spring Hill) as their 2022 State Lawmaker of the Year for his extraordinary dedication to supporting and passing credit union legislation. Demonstrating unparalleled support for key priorities, Senator Ingoglia is this year’s Senate sponsor of public deposits legislation.
“As Chairman of the House Commerce Committee, Senator Ingoglia was instrumental in having LSCU’s priority bill on public deposits heard in Insurance and Banking in 2022, where it ultimately passed with an incredible 11-5 vote,” noted Patrick La Pine, CEO of LSCU & Affiliates. “With his election to the Senate, we have no doubt whatsoever that he will rise to leadership in the upper chamber and continue to be an advocate for credit unions.”
LSCU is grateful to credit unions who traveled from all over the state to represent our industry and highlight the credit union difference to lawmakers. In-person advocacy, coupled with grassroots mobilization, helps move the needle on bills, as we witnessed this week. We are also appreciative of the generous support of our system partners who help make events like the Florida Advocacy Conference possible, including CUNA Mutual Group, this year’s title sponsor.
Next week, we will be in Montgomery for the Alabama Advocacy Conference, where we look forward to continuing to advocate for issues of importance to credit unions. Be sure to follow LSCU on social media (LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) to keep up with more events.