D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Denies ABA Bid for Rehearing

Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit granted the Credit Union Movement a victory in its long battle with the American Bankers Association regarding the National Credit Union Administration’s 2016 Field of Membership amendments. The Court denied the ABA’s petition for an en banc rehearing of the Appeals Court’s August 2019 decision that overturned […]

Credit Unions Successful in Advocating for Serving Military Members

The 2020 National Defense Authorization Act was just signed, and the language does not contain Section 2821 of the Senate-passed version of the NDAA that would have expanded access to nominal leases on military installations for banks and require the Department of Defense (DoD) to treat banks and credit unions on military installations equally when […]

Advocacy Training at Wauna Credit Union

Earlier this week, your association had the great privilege to go and present an Advocacy Training to a fantastic group of Wauna Credit Union employees! What a pleasure to hear the numerous stories about how Wauna employees have been able to serve their members so well.  Advocacy Training allows employees to engage in a fun, […]

The Power of Story and Mobilization

What makes Credit Unions different than other financial service providers? You and I may answer that by talking about the not-for-profit cooperative structure and the significant ways we return value to our communities (the numbers don’t lie). But how do we articulate what that means for our members in a meaningful way? We do this […]

Capitol Chapter Event

The video above was taken just before a presentation about CULAC at an exciting Capitol Chapter meeting in West Salem, OR at Roth’s Fresh Market. What a great way to raise funds for CULAC as Chapter members bought raffle tickets for various donated gift baskets. It was a pleasure to join such an engaged group […]

NWCUA Advocacy Team Engaging with State Legislators at ALEC

This week, the NWCUA Advocacy team had the opportunity to spend time with over 1,500 state legislators and leaders from around the country.  Over 25 legislators and staff from our three states were in attendance at the 2019 ALEC Conference, which took place in Austin, Texas.  The ALEC Conference is a policy forum that provides […]

NASCUS Annual Summit Showcases New Commitment to Cooperation

The NWCUA team joined credit union regulators and stakeholders at the Annual Summit of the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors (NASCUS).   The Northwest is being well represented at the meeting with strong credit union representation, regulators from all three states, as well as Association and league staff. One of the highlights of the […]

OR Governmental Affairs Committee Summary

Last week, we finished up the last of our third quarter state Governmental Affairs Committees as Oregon credit union leaders joined to discuss relevant issues out of the most recent Oregon legislative session. It was our great pleasure to be joined by Representative Barbara Smith-Warner, House Democratic Majority Leader. She emphasized the amount of work […]

Congress and the Senate head home for the August Recess

The House has adjourned and congressional representatives are headed back home to their districts across the country. The Senate will head into their recess next week. This six-week break provides members of congress an opportunity to get out into their communities and many will be hosting town halls to meet constituents. Learn more about events […]

Upcoming Advocacy Events | Portland, OR and Ridgefield, WA | BBQ Anyone?

If you want to know what advocacy looks like, it is getting out in your community and sharing the story of what credit unions are doing with local elected officials. If you think summer, you think BBQ and Summertime BBQs are all about having “good fun, great food, and fabulous company!” The Young Credit Union […]

NDAA 2020 Funding Goes Into Conference

The House Armed Services Committee, chaired by Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA-9) passed the National Defense Authorization Act for next fiscal year, specifically exempting language that would have given banks rent-free access to land and facilities on military bases that credit unions have due to their not-for-profit cooperative structure. After our success in the House, the […]

Oregon Legislature Update

Oregon Senate Republicans have agreed to come back to the Capitol on Saturday morning after nearly a week of being absent. The focus of the weekend will be the remaining budget bills.  Here is the latest from OregonLive.com   SALEM — Oregon Senate Republicans plan to return to the state Capitol and resume voting on […]

Oregon Spring GAC Meeting

The Advocacy team was pleased to join the Oregon Governmental Affairs Committee Spring Meeting on May 9, 2019.  The committee was delighted to host Sandra McDonough, President and CEO of Oregon Business and Industry (OBI). She expressed strong support for continued partnership and encouraged credit unions in Oregon to be engaged in their local chamber […]

Credit Union Leaders Participate in Congressional Women’s Leadership Luncheon

Female credit union leaders gathered in Portland, OR earlier this week as part of Congressman Blumenauer’s (D – OR 3) Annual Women’s Leadership Luncheon. The event celebrates female led initiatives in the region and in Congress. As such, participants heard from Congresswoman Bonamici (D – OR 1) and Congresswoman Underwood (D – IL 14).