Speaker Pelosi and Chairwoman Waters Praise Credit Unions

(Clockwise, L-R): Diana Dykstra, President and CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues; Maxine Waters, Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee; and Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House
(Clockwise, L-R): Diana Dykstra, President and CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues; Maxine Waters, Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee; and Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House

This week, more than 100 women credit union leaders joined House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco), House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles), and 15 other members of the Democratic Congressional Women’s Caucus for a dialogue about women leading in the credit union industry.

The event, organized by the Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA) Political Action Committee, brought together women (and a few men) from across the nation to highlight the importance of diversity in the financial services sector.

The dialogue was hosted by California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues President and CEO Diana Dykstra, as both Speaker Pelosi and Chairwoman Waters are from California. During the conversation Waters and Pelosi reiterated their ongoing support for credit unions and the need to provide greater financial inclusion.

As Speaker Pelosi pointed out, many of the members within her caucus are credit union members (including herself) and have benefited from the industry’s not-for-profit structure.

Chairwoman Waters explained how her district office is next door to a Wescom CU branch, and she praised her continual relationship with Kinecta FCU, among many others.

The event was sponsored by the Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC). Participating credit unions included California CU, Kinecta FCU, Patelco CU, SESLOC FCU, Ventura County CU, Boulder Dam CU, and Great Basin FCU.

The Leagues would like to thank all of its CULAC supporters. Without their commitment and donations, the movement would not be able to continue to support credit union champions in Congress.

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