Credit union advocates from all three states within the LSCU footprint met with 23 members of Congress and the U.S. Senate during the first week of our Virtual Hike the Hill. We brought to their attention the assistance that credit unions have been providing to their members during the pandemic and the thoughtful and personalized initiatives that have made a lasting impact in their districts (like the Credit Unions Care Challenge).
We urged them to support the Paycheck Protection Program Small Business Forgiveness Act (H.R. 7777 and S. 4117) and any other legislation involving PPP forgiveness. We also informed them of our legislative priorities, including merchant data breach liability and preserving the credit union tax exemption. These meetings with lawmakers remain the most visual and significant representation of credit union grassroots strength, and the advocacy team believes that we can still advance the credit union mission, even from afar.
Virtual Hike the Hill talking points, recorded webinar tutorial, and all meeting dates and times are located on our Virtual Hike the Hill webpage. We are constantly uploading new meetings for our second week of Hike the Hill as they are scheduled to accommodate the fluctuating congressional schedule. This week alone, five new meetings have been scheduled in Florida, one in Alabama and another in Georgia … so if you do not see a meeting in your region, please check back often as it is coming soon!
For your convenience, here is our full schedule as of today for our second week of Hike the Hill meetings beginning on Sept. 28 and their respective registration links:
AL-01 Rep. Bradley Byrne – Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. CT https://lscu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIldOqrrj0qGdQZ_MY8i1JmPId7G0pwztNE
AL-04 Rep. Robert Aderholt – Oct. 2 at 9:30 a.m. CT https://lscu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAtfuyspjgrHd0ao4rzp53S7Uo1hFHy4eqE
AL-07 Rep. Terri Sewell – Oct. 1 at 10:30 a.m. CT https://lscu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcofuyrrz0qGt2rwotJ4UCuESaI8GvP6BUs
FL-03 Rep. Ted Yoho – Sept. 30 at 1 p.m. ET https://lscu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEsdeytqDMiG9AOAZfBiAxg0euQoPhRsb8A
FL-04 Rep. John Rutherford – Sept. 29 at 3 p.m. ET- email Murphy Kennedy for registration details
FL-06 Rep. Michael Waltz – Sept. 30 at 1 p.m. ET https://lscu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwkdemqpzgpH9xRzZ4_yS0V-FhP1vD2jWGJ
FL-07 Rep. Stephanie Murphy – Sept. 30 at 2:30 p.m. ET
FL-09 Rep. Darren Soto – Sept. 30 at 1:30 p.m. ET https://lscu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItdeCgrjooEtZ0V4bnmrzTFHkwFIDJ9wvU
FL-10 Rep. Val Demings – Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. ET
FL-12 Rep. Gus Bilirakis – Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. ET https://lscu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkcO2tqz8vH9SYZgUciCL9nF030pIY_XWR
FL-14 Rep. Kathy Castor – Sept. 29 at 3 p.m. ET
FL-15 Rep. Ross Spano – Sept. 30 at 10:15 a.m. ET
US Senate- Sen. Marco Rubio – Sept. 29 at 1 p.m. ET
US Senate- Sen. Rick Scott – Oct. 1 at 2:30 p.m. ET
GA-01 Rep. Buddy Carter – Sept. 28 at 1 p.m. ET
GA-03 Rep. Drew Ferguson – Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. ET https://lscu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYuduqprT8pGdUb538HVoWNceIwSE_hPxHQ
US Senate Kelly Loeffler – Sept. 29 at 11:30 a.m. ET https://lscu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwvcuupqzkiG9bjgVmZKIZiGJCY8eqY0_lI
If you have any questions on Virtual Hike the Hill structure, decorum or registration, please check out the recorded webinar or feel free to reach out to any member of the advocacy team. Thank you for making the first week of the Virtual Hike the Hill meetings a success. We look forward to seeing you and your team members for Week Two!