SW WA Chapter Hosts Annual Fall Legislative Dinner

Attendees of the fall legislative dinner for the SW WA Chapter.

Well over 80 million people tuned in to the first Presidential debate of the 2016 general election campaign. Much of the remaining TV audience watched Monday Night Football. While that occurred, a group of about 65 people gathered to discuss something important to them—credit unions.

The Southwest Washington Chapter of Credit Unions holds an annual legislative dinner each fall. The dinner brings together legislators and credit union professionals to discuss all things credit unions.

“This event continues to be one of our most impactful cooperative efforts as a Chapter.  It is a honor to be able to spend time with our community leaders and future candidates to discuss such important issues facing credit unions and, in return, getting to better understand their vision for our community,” said Amy Davis, Southwest Washington Chapter President and VP of Marketing with Red Canoe Credit Union.

Some of the discussions this year touched on the importance of financial education, the regulatory burden that credit unions must work through, and the importance of the credit union tax status.

Putting aside the partisan presidential debate, Davis noted the cooperative spirit among those in attendance.

“It doesn’t matter which side of the political line we’re voting on as constituents, we all agree at that dinner that credit unions are good for everyone. The legislative dinner is a perfect example of cooperation between cooperatives. Seven different credit unions joined together for the evening to welcome nine different legislators, from both sides of the isle, to discuss one common goal—credit unions.”

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

Posted in Advocacy News, NWCUA.