Advocacy on the Move
More than 130 Oregon Advocates Swarm the Capitol – Via Zoom
April 15, 2021
The Oregon advocacy army’s timing couldn’t have been better. Two credit union priority bills sailed through the House and are now headed for Senate hearings. The Virtual Oregon Credit Union Day at the Capitol Wednesday presented a great opportunity for advocates to thank legislators for their support, and to tell Senators why it is important to pass the charter update legislation, and another bill allowing financial institutions to swipe a consumer’s ID card or driver’s license for a more efficient membership and loan application process.
During the virtual event, advocates heard from State Treasurer Tobias Read, Secretary of State Shemia Fagan, House Minority Leader Christine Drazen, and House Majority Leader Barbara Smith Warner. Smith Warner received the NWCUA’s Community Impact Award for her years of service to Oregonians and for her support of credit unions.
Following the virtual event, advocates zoomed to meetings with their local legislators. More than 60 such meetings are continuing in Oregon over the coming days.
Pam Leavitt, NWCUA’s Policy Advisor for Oregon State Advocacy and Grassroots, thanks credit unions for their support and advocacy!