Congressman Runyan Addresses CU Leaders, MBL takes Center Stage

Posted by Marissa Anema Monday, October 17, 2011 9:10:00 AM

JAMESBURG, N.J. - Congressman Jon Runyan spoke to a group of NJCUL-member credit leaders this morning at Forsgate Country Club in Jamesburg, N.J. The meeting was the latest in a series of Credit Union Congressional Forums designed to build relations between credit union professionals, volunteers, and members and their elected officials.

Congressman Jon Runyan addresses a packed house of N.J. credit union leaders.

Following on the heels of last week's House hearing on the Small Business Lending Enhancement Act (H.R.1418) and the launch of the NJCUL's MBL reform media campaign, it came as no surprise that credit union member business lending was at the forefront of the discussion following Runyan's remarks.

While Congressman Runyan did not commit to adding his name to the legislation, the reform and its associated benefits is consistent with his comments about the importance of small businesses and the role it can play in creating jobs and getting the nation's economy moving again.

He noted the timing couldn't be better for getting this sort of legislation through, and that credit union advocates should continue their grassroots efforts.

The nationwide, all-hands Call-to-Action continues. N.J. credit union professionals, volunteers, and members are encouraged to visit the League's Online Grassroots Action Center where they easily send a pre-drafted email to their lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

In addition to the radio spots and Internet ads launched last week, the League has scheduled a special Hike-the-Hill next Tuesday, Oct. 25th and a postcard blitz.

Credit union professionals and volunteers interested in participating in the October 25 Hike-the-Hill or helping with the postcard campaign should email NJCUL Director of Government Affairs Chris Abeel at


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