Credit Union Advocates Turn out in Force for Virtual Advocacy Training

During the three-day online workshop, advocates shared and discussed the power of compelling credit union stories.

How are You Recognizing CULAC Month?

Though events and campaigns will look differently this month, credit unions can still find creative ways to promote credit union-friendly congressional candidates.

Supreme Court Delivers a Huge Win for the Credit Union Movement with Denial of Banks’ Appeal on Field of Membership

Former NCUA Chair Rick Metsger weighs in on the importance of this development.

Advocacy Vigilance Protects Credit Unions’ and Members’ Concerns in Oregon Legislature

Last week’s special session saw legislation on mortgage foreclosure protection, remote notarization, expanded flexibility for Individual Development Accounts, and protection for CARES Act payments from garnishment.

Oregon Legislature Heads into Special Session

Coping with COVID-19 and police accountability are the two key reasons Governor Kate Brown is convening the special session.

Attention Oregon Credit Unions: Funds are Available to Help Small Business Members Left Behind in CARES Act Support

Four credit unions have stepped up to help the state distribute $1.7 million in grants, and you can refer your small business owner members to them.

Credit Unions to Treasury: Streamline the PPP Forgiveness Process

In a joint letter to Treasury, NWCUA, CUNA, and other leagues recommend a simplified process for small borrowers.

Washington Credit Unions’ Pandemic Relief Efforts Make History

The Senate Financial Institutions Committee held its first-ever virtual hearing to learn more about services provided, particularly the Paycheck Protection Program loans.

NCUA Announces Change to Include Military Personnel When Calculating LICU Designations

Northwest credit unions’ advocacy efforts were critical in an important change that will benefit military families nationwide.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown Thanks Credit Union Workers in New Video

“You are living your people helping people mission,” Brown said.

Oregon Senator Wyden Introduces Legislation to Allow Credit Unions to Better Serve Main Street During COVID-19

Similar legislation is pending in the House to exempt credit unions from the member business lending cap for one year.

NCUA Chair Rodney Hood Appears Before Senate Banking Committee to Testify on Financial Relief

Hood tells committee more relief for credit union members is needed as COVID-19 response continues.

Oregon Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici Leads Effort to Raise MBL Cap to Support Small Businesses

The legislation would exempt loans to small businesses that are tied to fallout from the COVID-19 crisis from the MBL cap for the next three years.

Full Court Press on Advocacy for Credit Unions Coping with COVID-19

As Congress prepares the fourth round of stimulus relief, NWCUA is working closely with key committee members and all Northwest representatives to represent credit unions’ interests.