My favorite part of my job at the Iowa Credit Union League is working with young professionals through the Emerging Leaders Connection (ELC). Throughout the year, we talk about advocacy in Iowa a lot. I can usually sense some nerves when people are first introduced to this topic, and I often hear that politics are “just not my thing.” It is very rewarding for me to see those same people step out of their comfort zones and take the leap into learning more about how they can advocate for the credit union industry. I hope that other young professionals across the country do the same. If this is a new topic for you, then I encourage you to read my guest blog post for The Cooperative Trust, and while you're there, check out other blog posts as well!