Credit Union Day at the Capitol: An All-New Event You Don’t Want to Miss!

By Mark Minickiello, NWCUA Vice President of Legislative Affairs

Ever wondered what the inside of a large tent is like in the winter? A tent full of credit union people?

Sound like fun?

On Feb. 7, we are asking credit union people from across Washington to join us in Olympia for the Northwest Credit Union Association’s (NWCUA’s) all-new Credit Union Day at the Capitol! We’ll do a little briefing, have some fun, and then we’ll cover the Capitol campus letting legislators know about the strength and potential of credit unions. Your credit unions.

Our state legislators will be facing some tough decisions this year, and there are some people (banks) who tell them that it’s unfair that credit unions don’t pay taxes—that we should be taxed just like they are. If our legislators don’t know how we are structurally different than banks or about the great things we do for our members and our communities, then they assume we are just like banks.

Come help us spread the word about how credit unions are different. You don’t have to know anything special to help. We’ll brief you on all the latest happenings. If you just take a few minutes to stop by their office and talk about your credit union, you’ll leave a lasting impression. Just be yourself.

We need you to help make this all-new event a success! Our goal is that every legislator will receive a visit from one of their local credit unions, and we are urging credit unions from across the state to join us in showing the strength of our numbers in Olympia on Feb. 7.

Click here to register. Give us your home address and we’ll arrange a 15-minute appointment with your local legislators. Questions? Contact Christine Duncan at or 206.340.4813.

Remember—this is a different event than we have held in the past—more ambitious and more fun, held on the Capitol campus (in a big tent!), with a shorter time commitment (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.), no hotel required, free parking (and shuttle), reduced registration ($49), and casual attire (logo-wear encouraged!).

See you at the Capitol!

  • What: Washington Credit Union Day at the Capitol
  • When: Thursday, Feb. 7, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Where: The Capitol building in Olympia, Wash.

Questions? Contact a member of the Association’s Legislative Affairs team:

Jennifer Wagner, Vice President of Legislative Advocacy
Mark Minickiello, Vice President of Legislative Affairs
Pam Leavitt, Policy Advisor

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