Credit union leaders are encouraged to contact Missouri’s U.S. Senators and ask for their support of S. 2231, the Credit Union Small Business Jobs Bill. Social media is another way to get the word out about member business lending and engage your members. Both Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) and Sen. Roy Blunt (R) are active on Facebook and Twitter.
Here are some suggestions for using social media for the MBL effort:
• Post a call to action on your credit union website page. Click here for the link.
• Post a call to action on your credit union Facebook page.
• Contact Senators McCaskill and Blunt via their Facebook pages (see below).
• If you tweet to your Senator encouraging them to support S.2231, use the hashtag, #raiseMBLcap.
Senator Blunt has posted photos from March on his Facebook page, including the credit union GAC visit to his weekly Missouri Morning gathering on March 21. There were 47 people from Missouri credit unions who came to meet with him, making it the largest “Missouri Morning” crowd ever. Click here to see the photo post and post a comment urging Senator Blunt to support S. 2231, the Credit Union Small Business Jobs Bill.
Don’t Forget the Calls and Emails:
Calls and emails are important ways to reach out to Sen. McCaskill and Sen. Blunt and encourage them to vote “yes” on S. 2231.
Call toll free 1-877-642-4223
Contact their district offices, too.
Click here for Blunt district office locations and contact numbers.
Click here for McCaskill district office locations and contact numbers.
Email them through the Grassroots Action Center
There are several in-district meeting opportunities with Senators McCaskill and Blunt in Missouri the week of April 9. If you find out about a meeting featuring either U.S. Senator, please alert Amy McLard as soon as possible in order to share this information with the rest of the credit union community.
MCUA will forward information as it becomes available. Watch their Facebook and website pages for regular updates on meeting opportunities.