An Invitation to Attend the Wyoming Legislative Learning and Reception
For many young adults, just the word “politician” leaves a bad taste in their mouth. Corrupt campaign finance systems, broken promises, election seasons that drag on for years, constant mudslinging, negative ads… It’s not that our generation is uninterested in the structure and systems that shape our lives. It’s not, of course, that we don’t care about our communities. It’s just that so much of what we see and hear about government and politics leaves us considerably more frustrated than motivated to get involved.
So, we look for other ways to make a positive impact on our communities. For many of us, this is what attracted us to the Credit Union movement in the first place. We saw it as an opportunity to be a part of something meaningful – to spend our working hours doing something that matters. But here’s the thing about that…
Our ability to create the kind of change necessary to create growth within the Credit Union movement is largely dependent on legislative issues.
Our industry – perhaps now, more than ever – needs advocates that have the ear of our lawmakers. As the future of our movement, I believe it’s particularly important that many of those advocates are young adults.
To that end, if you’re a Young Credit Union Professional in Wyoming, I’d like to invite you to a unique opportunity to learn about the legislative process and how you can advocate for the success of our movement.
The Wyoming Legislative Learning and Reception is a chance for you to make a positive impact in the success of the Credit Union movement right now.
If you’re willing to take on a greater advocacy role on behalf of our Movement, this is your chance to directly appeal to Wyoming legislators on some of the biggest issues affecting us today and shaping our future.
The Mountain West Credit Union Association will lead a training session on ways to better communicate with your elected officials. Along with other young Credit Union professionals, you’ll be able to discuss ideas, challenges, and best practices for how to interact with legislators so you can maximize your voice and your message. Then, you’ll have a chance to put all that to use at MWCUA’s 2018 Legislative Reception that evening.
Our generation is on the cusp of true societal leadership. We are quickly becoming agents of change, and rising into leadership positions in every sector of our nation. Now, more than ever, our lawmakers need to hear from us. We need to establish our voice in politics and public service today, because today is when decisions are being made that will impact us tomorrow.
The Wyoming Legislative Learning and Reception
Where: Meridian Trust Federal Credit Union
When: February 13, 2017 – 1:30-4:30 p.m.
RSVP: Dan Diorio (firstname.lastname@example.org) or
Tyler Valentine (email@example.com)
Funds are available for Young Professionals’ lodging costs through the Mountain West Credit Union Foundation.