The Advocacy Army’s Boots are on the Ground in Boise for Credit Union Day at the Capitol Wednesday

Idaho Credit Union Day at the Capitol will bring a large grassroots army to Boise, including members of Climb Idaho, young professionals who enjoy sharing the credit union message with legislators.


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

Other key advocacy dates to put on your agenda include:

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:

  • #IDCreditUnions
  • #IDDayAtTheCapitol

Washington Day at the Capitol:

  • #WACreditUnions
  • #WADayAtTheCapitol

Oregon Day at the Capitol:

  • #ORCreditUnions
  • #ORDayAtTheCapitol

Other hashtags to use:

  • #CUDayAtTheCapitol
  • #CUObsessed

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