Just Before Election Heads Into Final Stretch, Northwest CU Leaders Hike the Hill in DC

WA Rep. Derek Kilmer (pictured at top) and OR Rep. Greg Walden (pictured at bottom) with credit union advocates during Hike the Hill.

If a key indicator of success is about showing up, then Northwest credit union advocates succeeded in a big way this week with a cross-country trek to Washington, DC for Hike the Hill.

Advocates shuttled from office-to-office for two days of meetings with lawmakers before the House and Senate gavel out of session, allowing both parties to hit the final stretch before Election Day in November.

Advocates held what SVP of Advocacy Jennifer Wagner described as “very constructive meetings” on key issues facing credit unions during a busy time in Washington.

“Washington is a busy place, and even more so leading up to a Presidential election year. We’re grateful not only for the time that our advocates took to meet with legislators to share key messages regarding important upcoming regulation and priority legislation, but also for having so many credit union champions from the Northwest in Congress,” she said.

The visit comes just before the MAXX Convention in SeaTac, where advocates will again gather and share news on recent wins, and chart a course for credit unions in both states, and in Washington, D.C.

Questions about this story? Contact Eric Horvath: 503.350.2222, ehorvath@nwcua.org.

Posted in Advocacy News, Economy, Federal, MAXX Annual Convention, NWCUA.