Northwest CU Election Recap: Behind the Ballots

Credit union influence in Congress expanded last week, and the CUNA/League system has already hit the ground running on making the most of it.

Today is Tweet Tuesday; Credit Unions Asked to Send Twitter Messages to House

While congress is on recess this month, credit union advocates are keeping the tax discussion alive. The NWCUA is asking members to raise the roof and tweet the house today. Sample messages are available on the Association’s member website.

Jennifer Wagner—NWCUA’s Advocate in Chief

With a call for sustained messaging to Congress about protecting credit unions’ tax structure, no one will be busier this summer than credit union advocates. Jennifer Wagner is the go-to resource for federal advocacy at the NWCUA. Anthem followed her and team of Northwest delegates in Washington just last week.

Northwest’s Elected Officials Appointed to Important Congressional Committees

The Northwest is well-represented on Congressional committees with significance to credit unions, highlighted by Jeff Merkley’s appointment as chair of the Senate Banking Subcommittee on Economic Policy.

NWCUA Continues Support of Derek Kilmer for Congress

Sound Credit Union’s Rick Brandsma helped host a fundraiser on Monday for Derek Kilmer, Democratic candidate to replace retiring Rep. Norm Dicks in the House. Kilmer received a $5,000 CULAC contribution for the November general election.

NWCUA to Host Credit Union Town Hall with Rep. Suzanne Bonamici

The Association is hosting an hour-long town hall discussion with credit union champion Suzanne Bonamici at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at First Tech Federal Credit Union.

Washington Legislative Update: Dissecting the Washington Primary Results

Ninety-four of 98 credit union-supported candidates advanced to the general election after last week’s Washington State primary, including congressional hopefuls Derek Kilmer and Denny Heck.

NWCUA Supports Derek Kilmer for Congress

Two local credit union CEOs met with Derek Kilmer, Democratic candidate to represent Washington’s 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, and presented him with a $5,000 contribution from CULAC on Friday.

NWCUA Supports Denny Heck for Congress

The NWCUA announced its support of Denny Heck, a former credit union employee and current Democratic candidate for Washington’s new 10th Congressional District, presenting him with a $10,000 CULAC check at a fundraiser at TwinStar Credit Union.

Washington Congressional and Legislative Maps Finalized

This Washington legislative update explains the details of the new political map that was unanimously approved by the state’s Redistricting Commission Sunday evening.

Progress Convincing Regulators, Congress to Support Supplemental Capital

With the recent influx of new credit union members and the recession impacting some credit unions’ capital ratios, Congress will hear more about the need for supplemental capital in 2012.

Credit Unions Seek Political Champions, Bonamici Campaign Seeks Volunteers

The NWCUA announced its backing of Rep. Suzanne Bonamici in the race to fill Oregon’s vacated Senate seat. The Association is now working to further support Bonamici’s campaign by providing volunteers leading up to the Jan. 31 special election.

NWCUA Announces Support of Bonamici in Race to Fill Vacated House Seat

The NWCUA has announced that it will support Suzanne Bonamici in the race to fill the Oregon House seat left vacant by David Wu’s August resignation. Bonamici currently represents District 17 in the Oregon State Senate.

NWCUA Eyes Newly-Proposed Washington Congressional Districts with Interest

This Washington legislative update explains the current status of the newly-proposed Washington congressional districts.

Washington State Redistricting Update

This Washington legislative update explains the timeline and policies surrounding redistricting and reapportionment of legislative and Congressional districts.

Candidates Off and Running to Replace Oregon Congressman Wu

A primary election is scheduled November 8th to begin the process of replacing Oregon Congressman David Wu. A general election will follow January 31st. Wu’s resignation became effective at 11:59 Wednesday night, after he resigned in the midst of a scandal.

League Announces Support for Third District Contender

Credit union professionals from throughout Clark, Cowlitz and Thurston counties gathered at Fibre Federal Credit Union to show their support of third Congressional district contender Jaime Herrera as the Washington Credit Union League announced its official support for her campaign.