Oregon Legislative Leadership Summit Provides a Gateway to Advocacy

Credit unions are committed to strengthening the lives of their members on a number of levels and through a number of channels. Now is the time to communicate those benefits to state legislators as the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) works to create credit union champions in a number of legislative arenas.

The Oregon Legislature will be in session for the month of February 2012 with its first official annual session, and in the spirit of new offerings, the Association will be hosting its first Oregon Legislative Leadership Summit on Feb. 9.

Designed as part of a broad plan to shape a future for credit unions that allows them to thrive, the short-session event is aimed at bringing together credit union leaders and their elected officials while recognizing that the condensed session makes a full grassroots advocacy program difficult to schedule. Credit union leaders are urged to attend and to bring at least one guest—for instance, a key advocate from the credit union, the chair of the credit union’s board, or a senior staff member involved in community affairs.

The event will kick off with registration at the Salem Convention Center, followed at noon by a group lunch and legislative briefing. The bulk of the afternoon will then be spent visiting legislators and attending committee hearings, with the event culminating with a reception at the state capitol.

 

Questions? Contact Director of Outreach Programs Kasey Rockwell: 503.350.2217, krockwell@nwcua.org.

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