Updated: Fund Your GAC Experience with Crasher Program, Grassroots Grant

Through the NWCUA’s Grassroots Grant Fund and the Crash the GAC program from CUNA and The Cooperative Trust, Northwest credit union advocates have two ways to get their GAC experience funded.

NWCUA Adds Manager of Political and Grassroots Advocacy

Samantha Beeler has joined the Northwest Credit Union Association’s governmental affairs team as its manager of political and grassroots advocacy, a role that will allow her to work closely with Oregon and Washington credit unions to promote the credit union message and support the Association’s legislative and political agenda.

Oregon Credit Unions Take ‘Don’t Tax’ Message Directly to Lawmakers

Credit unions across Oregon are reaching out to lawmakers with face-to-face meetings designed to spread the word about the structure, value and impact of the credit union movement.

NWCUA Accepting Applications for 2014 Committees and Task Forces

Applications are now being accepted for 10 NWCUA committees that will serve in 2014, including two new task forces that will focus on the value and impact of Northwest credit unions. Applications are due by Nov. 4.

NWCUA Seeks New Members for 2014 Committees and Task Forces

NWCUA members can play key roles in the Association’s efforts to emphasize the structure, value, and impact of credit unions in 2014 by joining one of 10 committees and task forces. Applications are due by Nov. 4.

Rep. Kilmer Pledges Support of Credit Union Tax Exemption

Washington Congressman Derek Kilmer pledged support of the credit union tax exemption during a meeting with Northwest credit union advocates Tuesday.

Former CUNA Chair Harriet May: Grassroots Begins at Home

Credit union directors not only have a heavy fiduciary responsibility; they also have an obligation to help engage the membership in advocacy. At the NWCUA Volunteers’ Conference next month, former CUNA Board Chair Harriet May will ask attendees to step up for grassroots advocacy, and to bring members with them.

National Outreach, Local Impact: NWCUA Creates Facebook Event to Promote Grassroots Support of S. 2231

With the U.S. Senate primed to vote on credit union MBL legislation as soon as April 16, the NWCUA has created a Facebook event to share the need for vocal support from constituents across social media platforms. Read more to help spread the word!

Calling All Oregon Golfers!

Upcoming golf tournaments offer important opportunities for networking and political advocacy in support of credit unions.

Dunn to Lay Out Keys to Becoming Politically Effective

Michael Dunn is scheduled to address the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Convention and Annual Business Meeting in September.

Interchange Fight Moves On From Senate

Despite the failure of the Tester-Corker Amendment, the interchange fight will continue with dialogue with the regulators and by working through the courts.

Federal Legislative Week in Review

With the retailers engaged in a 60-day grassroots campaign including a DC fly-in next week, credit unions absolutely cannot let up communications with our senators on interchange.

Federal Legislative Week in Review

It is all interchange, interchange, interchange as state and national associations push Congress to stop the Durbin Amendment from being implemented as is. Member credit unions are being asked to use social media and mobilize their membership in the effort.

Federal Legislative Week in Review

Credit unions have generated more than 85,000 grassroots contacts on interchange over the past three weeks, and CUNA has called a national teleconference for Wednesday, April 13.

Federal Legislative Update: Larsen to co-sponsor House Interchange Legislation

Congressman Rick Larsen (D-WA) agreed to co-sponsor H.R. 1081, the Consumers Payment System Protection Act, which would delay implementation of the proposed interchange rule for one year while the impact is studied.