Registration Open for CA ‘Government Relations Rally’

California State Legislature building

The 2018 California Government Relations Rally (GRR) is the most important state legislative event for state and federally-chartered credit unions in California—and registration is now open!

(Click here to register for the California GRR)

Last year during this crucial event for state advocacy, credit union leaders advocated in support of AB 611, which authorizes mandated reporters to deny a power of attorney in a suspected elder financial abuse situation. Because of YOUR efforts, the bill was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.

From April 9 – 10, you can join fellow advocates in Sacramento to show legislators the importance of credit unions in their districts. Although this year’s session has just kicked off, legislation is already being considered that impacts all California credit unions—including housing, foreclosure sale disclosures, public deposits, prize-linked savings accounts, remote “webcam” notarization, and others.

The California Credit Union League will announce specific “lobby day” topics closer to GRR. As is always the case in the California State Capitol, the environment can change at a moment’s notice and legislation can move fast. We will provide all attendees with up-to-the-minute briefing materials on all issues prior to GRR.

“Attendance at GRR shows the strength of the credit union movement and is your best opportunity to let legislators know how legislation impacts your credit union and members,” said Courtney Jensen, vice president of state government affairs for League. “These crucial issues in Sacramento impact your credit union, whether you are state or federally chartered, and we need your voice.”

A room block is available for attendees at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel until March 16, 2018. The room rate is $239 per night, plus tax. For reservations click here or call 800-325-3535. The group name is “California Government Relations April 2018.”

GRR Schedule: April 9 – 10, 2018

MONDAY, APRIL 9

  • 1 – 3 p.m.: Roundtable with California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) Commissioner Jan Owen (CEOs, board members and executive staff invited)
  • 1 – 5 p.m.: Advocacy programming
  • 5 – 7 p.m. Attendees reception at Mayahuel

TUESDAY, APRIL 10

  • 8 – 8:45 a.m.: Political fundraiser
  • 8:45 – 10 a.m.: Breakfast and “lobby day” briefing
  • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Visits at the California State Legislature