Hike the Hill
posted on Monday, April 25, 2022 in General
Employees of Community 1st Credit Union recently joined several other Iowa Credit Unions and their staff to the Capitol to advocate for Iowa Credit Unions and their combined 1.4 million members. The day was spent talking with a number of legislators about issues impacting the financial lives of Iowans, including legislation that would help Iowans save more of their hard-earned money and the importance of having a not-for-profit, cooperative choice in the financial marketplace.
“On behalf of our 65,000+ members, it is important we engage in the legislative process on issues that impact their financial health,” said VP of Consumer Lending and Governmental Affairs, Marian Holmes. “Our credit union industry is committed to supporting our members and their local communities, and it’s important we share with lawmakers how policy priorities intersect with local economic opportunity.”
The C1st staff had the opportunity to talk to Ottumwa’s very own Representative Cherielynn Westrich where she opened the doors to the Iowa House of Representatives to show off her desk and talk a little about the tasks she has had while serving in office. Westrich is an Ottumwa resident, elected in 2020 to serve as an Iowa House Representative over District 81. She will run for a seat in the Senate in the next election.
The credit union joins forces with the Iowa Credit Union League twice a year in the Spring to visit the Iowa State Capitol to advocate on behalf of all Iowa Credit Unions and all Iowa credit union members.