CA GRR, League Seminars Cancelled Due to Concerns Over Coronavirus Pandemic

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Growing concerns over the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has prompted the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues to cancel the Sacramento Lobby-Day commonly known as the Government Relations Rally (GRR), originally slated for April 13 and 14. This decision also impacts all League in-person meetings and seminars scheduled for the next 45 days.

In addition to Governor Gavin Newsom’s declaration of a state of emergency, his office on the morning of March 12 announced a statewide mandate to avoid gatherings of 250 or more individuals. The legislature has not announced a formal closure to the public; however, many offices have expressed a preference for conference calls, emails, or other non-in person means for advocating policy discussions with constituents.

To promote the Leagues' legislative agenda, it may be coordinating district or conference call meetings with key legislators on a case-by-case basis. When the outbreak subsides, the Leagues will reassess efforts in keeping with the conditions at that time.

"Please rest assured that during this time, the Leagues are in full operation and in daily conversations with our elected and appointed officials to represent your interests," said Leagues President and CEO Diana Dykstra.

Refunds of registration fees will be issued to all registrants of canceled events.

"As your trade association, we believe it is our responsibility to protect the well-being of our member credit unions, their families, and their communities by limiting exposure to the growing coronavirus epidemic," Dykstra said. "Additionally, we are assessing all future League events and will continue to make informed and vigilant decisions based on government guidelines, the latest science-based information, and local protocols for meetings and gatherings."

Click here for helpful information from the Leagues and other system partners, as well as information on how credit unions are dealing with this epidemic. 

If you have any questions, please contact League Senior Vice President Larry Palochik at larryp@ccul.org or Diana Dykstra at dianad@ccul.org.

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