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 […]

WA Governmental Affairs Committee Summary

As with the Idaho Governmental Affairs committee meeting in late July, the Washington State Governmental Affairs Committee just held their third quarter meeting for 2019. We had the great pleasure of welcoming State Senator Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, Chair of he Senate Financial Institutions, Economic, and Trade Committee. His candor and insights on the upcoming legislative […]

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

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Advocacy Training in Seatac, WA

The Advocacy team was pleased to present another successful Advocacy training at Inspirus Credit Union in Seatac, WA. The passion and energy in the room was evident as employees from area credit unions learned more about how to advocate for credit unions with their elected representatives. Among many topics covered were how to tell the […]

King County Chapter of Credit Unions Meeting

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Washington Spring GAC Meeting

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Members of Congress Home for Spring Recess

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WA Credit Union Priority Signed into Law

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NCUA Western Region Meeting

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Bill updating WA Credit Union Act clears Legislature

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