Join Your Association and Bring a Friend to Credit Union Day at the Capitol

Registration is now open for NWCUA’s Credit Union Day at the Capitol events in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

Credit Union advocates at Idaho State Capitol building

Members of Climb Idaho, the Gem State’s young professionals’ organization, showed up in force last year to advocate for credit unions.

12/4/18

The 2018 midterm elections ushered in a lot of change, meaning many new legislators will be sworn in when the legislative sessions gavel in early next year. In Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, the Northwest Credit Union Association’s (NWCUA) Credit Union Day at the Capitol events give advocates an opportunity to educate those lawmakers about the Credit Union Difference.

The day-long events include advocacy training, remarks by legislative and regulatory guests, and the opportunity for advocates from each legislative district to meet with their representatives and senators.

Legislators in each state capitol will be asked to support NWCUA-backed bills of interest to credit unions and their 6.5 million Northwest members. Credit unions’ economic and community impact will be documented for lawmakers, and advocates will share personal stories of helping their members with services that allow them to build better financial futures.

“Advocacy is everyone’s job and privilege,” said Jennifer Wagner, NWCUA EVP and Chief Advocacy Officer. “Credit unions have been at the table with us all year, helping to define the legislative agenda through their engagement in State Issues Work Groups and Governmental Affairs Committees. Now is the time to advocate in person, to help to pass credit union-enabling legislation that will ensure the Credit Union Movement continues to thrive.”

Washington Governor Jay Inslee signing an NWCUA-backed bill last year.

The messages you deliver on Credit Union Day at the Capitol help to pass credit union-enabling legislation. Pictured here is Washington Governor Jay Inslee signing an NWCUA-backed bill last year.

Credit unions can register their teams online.

Idaho’s Credit Union Day at the Capitol is Jan. 30.

Washington’s Credit Union Day at the Capitol is Feb. 13.

Oregon’s Credit Union Day at the Capitol is Feb. 20.

Each credit union is encouraged to send at least one advocate. Seasoned Credit Union Day at the Capitol enthusiasts as well as first-timers are welcome.