The League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates is committed to helping our members stay involved in the political process and informed of changing legislative issues, even if we can’t do so in person. The League announced in August that Fall Hike the Hill, a yearly event in which credit union advocates travel to Washington D.C. to educate members of Congress on credit union issues and challenges, will be held virtually over a two-week period.
The first week of meetings will take place starting Monday, Sept. 14 and conclude on Friday, Sept. 18. The second week of meetings will begin on Monday, Sept. 28 and conclude on Friday, Oct. 2. Please visit our Virtual Hike the Hill webpage to register for your lawmaker’s meeting. Please note that you will need an LSCU log-in for meeting information and times.
To help prepare you for these meetings, the LSCU advocacy team will host a webinar this Thursday, Sept. 10 at 4 p.m. ET. During this webinar, we will give background on Hike the Hill, how to register for meetings if you have not yet done so, the Hike the Hill meeting format, tips for successful lawmaker meetings, and a brief walk-through on the legislative issues we will discuss. For more information on these issues, please read through our legislative talking points. To register for the webinar, please click here. If you are unable to attend, we will have a recording of the webinar linked on our Virtual Hike the Hill webpage.
Meetings with our lawmakers remain one of the most important visual representations of credit union grassroots advocacy. Even in the midst of a pandemic and from afar, we can successfully engage with lawmakers and make a lasting positive impact on the credit union movement. If you have any questions on Virtual Hike the Hill or any of our grassroots engagement tools, please feel free to contact Blake Westbrook(Alabama and Georgia) or Murphy Kennedy (Florida).