Next Monday, Oct. 18, at 3:30 p.m. CT is the start of Cornerstone League’s 2021 Hike at Home—this year a virtual experience that offers an outstanding opportunity for credit union leaders to engage face-to-face with their lawmakers in the comfort of their own office.
Register now for Hike at Home. Once you receive your email confirmation, please remember to click on the link that takes you to the Meeting Request form where you can specify which elected official you’d like to meet with. Cornerstone will arrange the meeting on your behalf.
If you missed last year’s Hike at Home, you won’t want to miss this year’s. The 2020 Hike at Home was a critical success with 111 credit union leaders engaging in 37 legislative meetings and eight general sessions with our featured speakers. With your participation, we will repeat that success this year.
At the 2020 Hike at Home, we gained 10 additional cosponsors for HR 7777, the Paycheck Protection Program forgiveness legislation. That’s just one benefit—the influence of credit union advocacy and the power of stories from our Cornerstone members. We know that lawmakers take those stories back to Washington, D.C., and repeat them to their congressional colleagues as they consider legislation.
Three Cornerstone CU leaders share the value of last year’s Hike at Home.
"It was a wonderful way to safely meet with our legislators and their staff on important issues for our members. TFCU, and our other community credit unions in El Paso, were able to share real member stories on the positive impact we had as financial first responders in the pandemic. These real-world examples help our legislators understand the impact they can have on real people."
- Max Villaronga, CEO, TFCU
"We are very appreciative of the time and effort put forth by Cornerstone staff to set up and coordinate the conferences with our national lawmakers. In this new world in which we find ourselves, it is more important than ever that we continue to engage with our elected officials and tell them what credit union first responders do for our communities."
- Drew Wright, EVP/Compliance Officer, Timberline FCU
"I was so proud to be a part of the first virtual Hike the Hill event. Nate Webb and the Cornerstone staff did an incredible job of connecting us with lawmakers and their teams for some excellent dialogue on important credit union topics. While we would always like to be sitting in their office face to face, this way allowed many more people to be involved. True Sky had seven employees and directors attend each session. Overall, I thought it was a fantastic success and look forward to doing it again!"
- Sean Cahill, CEO, True Sky Credit Union
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