Kendra Rubin, the New York Credit Union Association’s VP of governmental affairs, recently attended the National Conference of State Legislatures’ 2019 Legislative Summit in Nashville, Tennessee.
The NCSL is a bipartisan, non-governmental organization serving as a national trade association for the members and staff of state legislatures. The Legislative Summit drew more than 6,000 attendees, including a number of representatives from the credit union movement.
The four-day summit featured a variety of topics, talks and meetings. Of particular note was a resolution introduced calling for a revamp of the Community Reinvestment Act. The resolution called for expanding the CRA and applying it to credit unions and other types of institutions.
Rubin, along with representatives from CUNA and other credit union advocates, were successful in getting the resolution tabled for the time being.
If the resolution was adopted, NCSL would have shared their official position on the matter with federal policymakers.
“Engaging with credit union professionals and legislative members and staff from across the country on site in Music City is an experience like no other,” said Rubin. “We were able to deliver our credit union message to a national audience in person all at once, which is not an opportunity readily available.”