Here’s a rundown of the key credit union advocacy event of the new year in the Gem State—whether you’re a seasoned advocate or visiting the Capitol for the first time.
Credit Union Day at the Capitol is the simplest, and most effective, way to engage in credit union advocacy. Find out how your involvement can make a difference.
A grassroots army of 200 credit union employees and members fanned out across the Washington State Capitol complex Thursday, messaging lawmakers about how not-for-profit, cooperative credit unions make communities stronger.
Register now to share the credit union difference with your legislators in Salem. The event is free to attend.
A record number of credit union advocates brought the credit union story to Olympia, sharing economic impact and legislative priorities.
It’s a good thing that Oregon credit union advocates brought specially designed cookies with them to the NWCUA’s Legislative Lunch @ the Capitol, because even on a very busy day during a short legislative session, they found lawmakers hungry to hear about the impact credit unions have on the communities they serve.
More than 110 advocates bundled up in hats, gloves, heavy coats and bright yellow scarves to attend Credit Union Day at the Capitol in Olympia, where the weather may have been chilly but the reception from lawmakers was very, very warm.
The Spokane Chapter of Credit Unions has offered to pay the way to Credit Union Day at the Capitol next week for one person from each of its 18 member credit unions. So far, nine have accepted the offer.
Harborstone Credit Union’s Steve Kirby won’t be “hiking the hill” with advocates during Credit Union Day at the Capitol next week. That’s because Kirby will be in his office in Olympia, where he represents Washington’s 29th District and serves as chair of the House Business and Financial Services Committee. It’s an important event, he says – for legislators and for advocates.
Credit union advocates from across Washington are invited to get up close and personal with state legislators in February, when the Northwest Credit Union Association hosts Credit Union Day at the Capitol in Olympia.
More than 100 Northwest credit union advocates wearing bright yellow scarves shared the credit union difference with legislators in Olympia yesterday, part of a successful Credit Union Day at the Capitol that also included a Financial Reality Fair for local students right on the Capitol campus. Click here for a photo gallery of highlights from both events.
When iQ Credit Union Staff saw the challenge to bring record numbers of advocates to Credit Union Day at the Capitol Feb. 7th, they answered in big numbers. Can any other Washington credit union top that? Registration is still open.
Nearly 100 Washington high school students will navigate a Financial Reality Fair sponsored by the Northwest Credit Union Foundation during Credit Union Day at the Capitol on Feb. 7. Against that backdrop, a House Education Committee hearing will examine legislation seeking to strengthen the state’s financial education requirements.
Join credit union advocates in Olympia on Feb. 7 for the Association’s all-new Credit Union Day at the Capitol. “We’ll do a little briefing, have some fun and cover the Capitol campus letting legislators know about the strength and potential of our credit unions,” said Mark Minickiello.
Volunteers are needed for upcoming Financial Reality Fairs, where Northwest legislators will see high school students learning how to live on a budget during the 2013 CU Day @ the Capitol events.
Credit union professionals are needed to serve as volunteers during the Financial Reality Fairs taking place at the Credit Union Day at the Capitol events early next year. As volunteers, they will help high school students to budget within their means—while legislators look on.
Northwest legislators will see the credit union financial literacy mission in action during live Financial Reality Fair exercises next session. The Northwest Credit Union Foundation is providing grants to make the events possible during CU Day @ the Capitol.
Immediately following the Annual Business Meeting on Tuesday afternoon, the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) recognized two credit union volunteers and 51 credit unions in the Northwest for their advocacy efforts over the past year.