Northwest Credit Unions Show Strong Support for CULAC in 2017


This year, credit unions across the Northwest have once again stepped up to demonstrate their appreciation for the work of the Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC).

As the political action committee of the Credit Union National Association, CULAC empowers credit unions by supporting Federal incumbent credit union champions, and engaging new Congressional candidates.

“By supporting political candidates who understand and promote credit union values, CULAC strengthens the Credit Union Movement’s influence on Capitol Hill. These elected champions make daily legislative decisions that empower credit unions to serve their members,” said Will Hagen, NWCUA’s Grassroots Advocacy Manager. “It’s important to keep in mind that CULAC’s work is only as strong as the credit unions community’s commitment to supporting it.”

Northwest credit unions’ support for these efforts has remained strong in 2017. From January through August, Northwest credit unions contributed nearly $170,000 to CULAC. Idaho’s credit unions have raised more than $9,600, Oregon’s credit unions have raised more than $103,550, and Washington’s credit unions have raised more than $56,375. Click here for details on each state’s contributions.


This month, your Association is augmenting the Northwest’s strong support for CULAC with a unique fundraiser. From Oct. 23-25, MAXX attendees will have the opportunity to drive the Credit Union Movement forward with the stroke of a golf club.

A putt-putt booth will be located in the foyer and at the Trade Show. Here, participants can play and be entered into a raffle with a contribution to CULAC. Stop by Monday afternoon, anytime on Tuesday, or on Wednesday morning to participate.

At the conference’s Advocacy Lunch on Wednesday, there will be a prize raffle for those who contributed to CULAC during the conference.

“We’re hoping to build off of last year’s success and raise more money than ever before,” said Hagen.

Questions about CULAC or how to get more involved in grassroots advocacy efforts? Contact Will Hagen, Grassroots Advocacy Manager, at 206.340.4790 or

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