Credit Union Advocates to Make Their Voices Heard During Virtual Days at the Capitol

Following the virtual events, NWCUA will coordinate meetings between advocates and their respective state representatives to share the credit union story.

1/12/2021

An annual effort to shine a light on the Credit Union Difference with state legislators, NWCUA’s Credit Union Days at the Capitol are the perfect time to share a united message about the value not-for-profit, cooperative credit unions deliver to millions of members in the Northwest.

This year’s events will look differently, held virtually via Zoom, but are slated to make just as big of an impact. Sharing the credit union story with key members of our state legislatures will help move the needle on this year’s legislative priorities: protecting the credit union tax status, consumer access to not-for-profit cooperatives, members’ financial well-being, and community support.

Idaho advocates will join other credit union leaders on Feb. 9, for Idaho Credit Union Day at the Capitol, where they’ll discuss pressing issues and updates for 2021, as well as hear in-depth discussions around innovations in virtual advocacy, insights from regulatory and legislative leaders, and much more.

“This year is shaping up to be an important one for the Credit Union Movement,” said Ryan Fitzgerald, VP, Legislative Affairs for Idaho. “Idaho credit unions accomplished so much in 2020 and made a true difference in the lives of their members and communities, through charter advancements, new services, and offerings. It’s critical we share these amazing stories with our elected officials and continue moving our industry forward.”

While advocates won’t be meeting with legislators on the day of these events, as in past years, NWCUA will coordinate and schedule virtual meetings between advocates and their respective state representatives in the days and weeks following. The full event agendas will be made available in the coming weeks.

Washington Credit Union Day at the Capitol will take place Feb. 18, and the Oregon Credit Union Day at the Capitol is slated for April 14.

Help make the Credit Union Difference shine brightly during the 2021 session of the Idaho, Oregon and Washington legislatures — mark your calendars and register for these important events today!

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