Advocacy

CUANM improves the financial well-being of New Mexico’s nearly one million credit union members through legislative and regulatory advocacy. We are committed to working together with our member credit unions to be a voice that helps create a strong movement for credit unions and credit union members.

Our legislative advocacy educates lawmakers at the state and federal levels about the credit union difference. Sharing stories about how your credit union has helped members and constituents is critical to fostering a legislative agenda that allows NM credit unions to grow and thrive. 

Our regulatory advocacy efforts work with state and federal agencies to shape regulations, reduce the compliance burden, and facilitate flexibility that allows credit unions to evolve to meet members’ needs. We do this by helping NM credit unions understand proposed rules and their potential impact on operations.

For more information on how you can be involved, please contact Melia D. Heimbuck at melia@cuanm.org.


2022 & 2023 Advocacy Conferences

Through educational events and conferences, CUANM supports the voice of member credit unions.

Governmental Affairs & Leadership Conference
September 12-13, 2022
Santa Fe, NM
Powered by CUNA Mutual Group
Join us for two power-filled days of leadership, collaboration, advocacy, and educational opportunities. Participants will work with industry experts and network with peers and NM lawmakers. #AdvocatingNMForward 

CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference
February 26 – March 2, 2022
Washington, DC & Online
Join thousands of your peers in Washington to show lawmakers the credit union difference. CUNA GAC is our opportunity to highlight the meaningful work credit unions are doing to improve the financial well-being of their members and communities.