Oregon Legislative Update: Credit Union Day at the Capitol Next Week!

On Tuesday, March 31, credit union advocates will fill Oregon’s State Capitol in Salem with the credit union message. The movement needs you and your team to show up and share the credit union difference with your legislators.

This year, Oregon credit union advocates are equipped with the results for the recent economic impact report commissioned by the NWCUA and carried out by independent economic analysis firm ECONorthwest. The results have been broken down by legislative district so that representatives can see the impact most important to them.

“There is nothing more powerful to legislators than their constituents showing up in their offices, prepared with data and stories,” said Samantha Beeler, the NWCUA’s political and grassroots manager. “We have great data to share with Oregon legislators, and you have great stories. We need you to come and share them, and continue building great relationships with the people who represent you in the Capitol.”

Credit Union Day at the Capitol is a free event and will include all the training you need to be an effective spokesperson for credit unions. “It’s actually much easier than most people think,” said Beeler. “Your representatives are excited to hear from you.”

This year advocates will be sharing the ECONorthwest data to show the value that credit unions’ not-for-profit, cooperative structure brings to Oregon. They will also be advocating for the credit union bills currently making their way through the legislature, and sharing stories further illustrating the credit union difference.

Click here to register and get more information.

Questions about this story? Contact James Pearson: 206.340.4790, jpearson@nwcua.org.

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