Announcing the 2019 Advocacy Luncheon Speaker

Each year at the Southeast Credit Union Conference & Expo (SCUCE), the Advocacy Luncheon is a highly attended event that you do not want to miss. Past speakers have included Sen. Bill Nelson, Congressman Bill Posey, The Hill’s AB Stoddard, the Cook Political Report’s David Wasserman, and political pundit Kristen Soltis Anderson. This year, the […]

President’s Point – 2019 Legislative Update

As your LSCU Advocacy team concludes another legislative session in Florida and is still moving full speed ahead in Alabama, we are seeing positive outcomes for credit unions in both states. This past week, the Alabama House of Representatives passed SB 33 on a vote of 99 to 0. This legislation, sponsored by Senator Shay […]

Support Silent Auction benefit at SCUCE 2019

SCUCE 2019 is rapidly approaching, and preparations for the ever-popular Silent Auction are underway. Already, we’re receiving items that are sure to drive up the bidding, including this Fitbit Versa Smart Watch donated by Achieva Credit Union. Proceeds from the auction benefit the LSCU Federal Political Action Committee (FedPAC) and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. We […]

President’s Point – Bringing policy makers to the table through advocacy events

Last week, we concluded three consecutive weeks of advocacy conferences – CUNA GAC, the Alabama Advocacy Conference, and the Florida Advocacy Conference. Despite the intensity of having conferences back-to-back-to-back, this year, each event provided useful information and brought influential policymakers face-to-face with credit union leaders. In my 10 years at the LSCU & Affiliates, this year […]

SAFE Act advances out of House Financial Services Committee

H.R. 1595, the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act (SAFE) of 2019 has advanced out of the House Financial Services Committee with a 45-15 bipartisan majority vote.  This bill creates protections for depository institutions that provide financial services to cannabis-related legitimate businesses and service providers for such businesses, and for other purposes. In Florida, CFO Jimmy Patronis is […]