The Advocacy Army’s Boots are on the Ground in Boise for Credit Union Day at the Capitol Wednesday
January 28, 2019
The Northwest Credit Union Association’s 2019 Idaho Credit Union Day at the Capitol brings credit union soldiers from all corners of Idaho to Boise Wednesday to share an important story with lawmakers: Nearly one million of their constituents have chosen credit unions as their financial services partners.
Your Association is pleased to welcome Governor Brad Little, and House and Senate leadership as special guests. The agenda can be found online.
The headline will be credit unions’ not-for-profit, cooperative structure that uniquely positions them among financial institutions to return direct benefits to members. In Idaho last year, those benefits totaled $99 million—about $100 in every member’s pocket.
Other highlights to be shared include:
- Idaho credit unions’ $780 million economic impact, documented in a recent independent analysis by ECONorthwest, the region’s largest economic consulting firm.
- Membership growth in Idaho’s credit unions is outpacing the population growth. Nearly one million consumers—57 percent of the population—belongs to a credit union.
- The 22 state-chartered credit unions in Idaho protect $6.1 billion in deposits.
- Idaho credit unions are financially healthy. The National Credit Union Administration reports they are among the nation’s highest performing credit unions in all categories measuring financial health, including deposit growth, loan growth, membership growth, and loan-to-share ratios.
More information celebrating Idaho’s credit unions can be found online at Idaholovescreditunions.com.
Other key advocacy dates to put on your agenda include:
- The 2019 Washington Credit Union Day at the Capitol Feb. 13;
- The 2019 Oregon Credit Union Day at the Capitol Feb. 20; and
- The Credit Union National Association’s Governmental Affairs Conference March 10-14.
Use Social Media to Spread the Word
Your Association encourages you to use social media while attending these important events. Tweet to your legislators, your governor, and to us! Our Twitter handle is @NWCUA. Here are suggested hashtags to use when posting, whether it be on Twitter or Facebook. You can also share posts to our Facebook. Send your photos and videos to Communications Director Elizabeth Baker.
Idaho Day at the Capitol:
Washington Day at the Capitol:
Oregon Day at the Capitol:
Other hashtags to use:
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