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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This Washington legislative update explains the details of the new political map that was unanimously approved by the state’s Redistricting Commission Sunday evening.
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.
The NWCUA announced its backing of Rep. Suzanne Bonamici in the race to fill Oregonâ€™s vacated Senate seat. The Association is now working to further support Bonamiciâ€™s campaign by providing volunteers leading up to the Jan. 31 special election.
The NWCUA has announced that it will support Suzanne Bonamici in the race to fill the Oregon House seat left vacant by David Wuâ€™s August resignation. Bonamici currently represents District 17 in the Oregon State Senate.
This Washington legislative update explains the current status of the newly-proposed Washington congressional districts.
This Washington legislative update explains the timeline and policies surrounding redistricting and reapportionment of legislative and Congressional districts.
A primary election is scheduled November 8th to begin the process of replacing Oregon Congressman David Wu. A general election will follow January 31st. Wuâ€™s resignation became effective at 11:59 Wednesday night, after he resigned in the midst of a scandal.
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.