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Tennessee Credit Union Leaders to Advocate for Members in D.C.

More than 70 credit union leaders from across Tennessee will travel to Washington, D.C., this weekend to help advance the financial well-being of all Tennesseans at the Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC), which runs Sunday, March 3, through Thursday, March 7.

GAC has historically been the largest gathering of credit union professionals across the nation and this year is no different. In fact, this year’s attendance is expected to be even larger after the merger of the two national trade associations, the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU).

Credit union professionals will hear from world-class keynote speakers. On Monday morning, actor-humanitarian Gary Sinise, who is better known as Lt. Dan in Forrest Gump, will share more about America’s service members. On Tuesday afternoon, Theresa May, who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party from 2016 to 2019, will share lessons from her storied career and will encourage listeners to recapture the spirit of common purpose.

In addition to inspirational keynotes and breakout sessions, attendees can explore the exhibit hall and meet with a wide array of vendors serving the credit union industry.

The most impactful part of the trip will take place on Wednesday as credit union leaders will head to Capitol Hill to meet with Tennessee lawmakers to advocate for credit unions. Among the top concerns is to share how negatively the Credit Card Competition Act will impact Tennesseans. A hearing on CCCA is expected to take place later this spring.

Of course, a potential partial government shutdown is looming later this week, which might impact the availability of lawmakers’ schedules.

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