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Rep. Walden to Chair House Energy & Commerce Committee for 115th Congress

Walden (R-OR), previously served as chair of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, which plays a key role in data security measures and actions regarding the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

CUNA Mutual Group Continues Credit Union System Advocacy Efforts in 2015

With support of national and regional advocacy efforts, CUNA Mutual supports the continued strength of the credit union movement.

CUNA Invites Northwest Credit Union Leaders and Advocates to GAC 2015

The annual Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington D.C. is expected to draw thousands of credit union advocates to make an impact on the highest advocacy priorities.

Merkley Shares Senate Reform Agenda with Credit Unions

Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley recently met with credit union leaders. He shared his vision to reform Senate practices and discussed examples of how the regulatory burden impacts credit unions and members.

Congress Joins Credit Unions in Urging NCUA to Reconsider its Risk-Based Capital Proposal

More than 320 members of Congress are urging the National Credit Union Administration to make “changes and clarifications” to its Risk-Based Capital proposal as the May 28 deadline for credit unions to submit their own comments nears. Meanwhile, a former chairman of the Senate Banking Committee is telling the agency it would exceed its legal authority if it adopts the proposal as written.

Couldn’t Make It to GAC? Join the Advocacy Effort with a ‘Don’t Tax Tuesday’ Tweet

CUNA and the Northwest Credit Union Association are urging credit union members and staff to tweet lawmakers today on the third “Don’t Tax Tuesday,” part of a nationwide grassroots effort designed to energize public support for credit unions’ tax-exempt status.

First Tax-Reform Drafts Expected Soon; Credit Unions Urged to Prepare Next Round of ‘Don’t Tax’

National and regional advocacy leaders are urging credit unions to make plans now for the next “Don’t Tax My Credit Union!” campaign as Congress prepares to focus its attention—perhaps as soon as this week—on tax reform.

A Shutdown Primer: What Happens When the Government Stops Working?

What happens during a government shutdown? Which agencies are affected, and how does a shutdown impact the Affordable Care Act?

Rally on Wednesday and Tell Congress: ‘Don’t Tax My Credit Union’

Thousands of credit union members and advocates are expected to join in a “Don’t Tax My Credit Union” rally in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday—even if they can’t actually make it to the nation’s capital. The event will stream live on the Internet at http://www.DontTaxMyCreditUnion.org.

Digital Campaign Connects Main Street to Congress with ‘Don’t Tax’ Message

A digital campaign spread over 100 websites will connect Main Street consumers to Congress through a simple message: “Don’t Tax my Credit Union.” The NWCUA launched the month-long campaign this week.

Congress Inundated with ‘Don’t Tax My Credit Union’ Messages

Credit unions and their supporters welcomed Congress back from recess Tuesday with more than 5,000 Tweets and Facebook posts—more than double the number of “Don’t Tax My Credit Union” messages sent during the first “Don’t Tax Tuesday” event in July.

Round Two: ‘Don’t Tax Tuesday’ Targets Returning Congress

What better way to welcome Congress back from recess today than with this message: “Don’t tax my credit union!” The Northwest Credit Union Association can help with sample posts and Twitter handles.

“Don’t Tax Tuesday” Twitter Marathon Scheduled for Sept. 10

Credit union advocates are being asked to fire up their twitter machines on Tuesday, Sept. 10, to welcome Congress back from recess. The NWCUA toolkit contains sample messages as well as Twitter handles for all Northwest Senators and Members of Congress.

Tax Advocacy Spotlight: Spokane Credit Unions Deliver a Huge Message

When the credit union tax model flew through Congress’—and the bank lobby’s—radar screen earlier this summer, a cell of Spokane credit unions decided to take the high road with positive messaging. They delivered this week—with weigh in from over 13,000 constituents.

Tax Advocacy Spotlight: Spokane Credit Unions Get 7,000 Responses

Spokane members delivered an over-the-top response to an invitation to write love letters about their credit unions. Over 7,000 people embraced the idea, so Spokane credit union leaders will share the love with Congress in a series of meetings beginning this week.

Don’t Tax My Credit Union Spotlight: Sound Members Sound Off to Congress

Credit union members signed up en masse to support the credit union tax exemption and the benefits it brings to Main Street. Northwest credit unions offered in-branch opportunities to sign petitions for two weeks in July.

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Credit Union Advocates Send More than a Million Digital Messages Congress Can’t Miss

With the U.S. Senate facing a Friday deadline to submit tax reform ideas to the Senate Committee on Finance; Northwest credit union advocates amplified their support of the credit union tax model. They were part of a nationwide social media blitz Tuesday that was seen by nearly a million online followers, and they’ve also sent 20,000 direct messages to congress.

Northwest Credit Unions Urged to Have Members Sign Petitions July 15-26

Northwest credit unions are urged to join their colleagues in the Spokane credit union community with in-branch petitions July 15-26. The message: why credit unions are good for consumers. The timing is critical as Congress examines tax reform.