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Just Before Election Heads Into Final Stretch, Northwest CU Leaders Hike the Hill in DC

Credit union advocates from Oregon and Washington visited legislators from both states to share the Credit Union Difference and stances on critical issues affecting their members.

Northwest Credit Union Leaders Trek to Washington DC for Spring Hike the Hill

The twice-yearly trip shows advocacy in action, allowing credit unions face time with legislators and regulators.

Northwest Credit Unions Offer Strong Response to TCPA Ruling

Citing unintended negative consequences, credit unions are engaging their regional and national advocacy system to work with regulators towards a solution.

News & Notes: Here’s What’s Happening Around the Northwest

Salal moves to First Hill; STCU gets neighborly with Urban Outfitters; Red Canoe hosts car seat safety clinic; and ACU team member receives JBLM Hall of Fame honors.

GAC: Northwest Credit Unions Bring Powerful Message to D.C. and Come Home with Honors

Over 200 credit union advocates from Oregon and Washington attended CUNA’s GAC, sharing the credit union difference in our nation’s capital and being honored for their accomplishments.

NW Credit Union Leaders Descend on D.C.

Northwest credit union leaders met with congressional representatives, and regulators, in D.C., including new NCUA board member McWatters. They focused on RBC, regulatory burden and the Home Depot breach.

Northwest Credit Union Execs in D.C. to ‘Hike the Hill’

Northwest credit union executives are in Washington, D.C., this week to meet with U.S. representatives, senators and federal regulators as part of the Northwest Credit Union Association’s “Hike the Hill” program. On the agenda: housing finance reform, merchant data breaches and the NCUA’s Risk-Based Capital proposal.

As Advocates Make Their Case on the Hill, Tax Reform Proposal Leaves Credit Union Exemption Untouched

Northwest advocates headed to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to press their case for the credit union tax exemption, and they found good news waiting for them: Credit unions’ tax status was left untouched in a tax reform plan released by the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.

Northwest Advocates Head to the Hill to Share Credit Union Message with Congress

“It’s a great day to be a credit union advocate”: Oregon and Washington’s GAC delegates spent much of the day Tuesday preparing to “hike the Hill” today and share the credit union message with all four Northwest senators and all 15 of the region’s representatives.

More Than 200 Northwest Advocates Will Spread the Credit Union Message at 2014 GAC in Washington, D.C.

Tony Blair and Madeleine Albright will be the keynote speakers. Rocker Eddie Money will headline an opening concert. And two of the four Herb Wegner Memorial Awards will go to Northwest executives at a gala event emceed by the NWCUA’s Denise Gabel. But for more than 200 Northwest credit union advocates, the most important part of CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C., next month will be the chance to meet with every member of the Northwest Congressional delegation.

Northwest Credit Union Execs in D.C. to ‘Hike The Hill’

Northwest credit union executives are in Washington, D.C., this week to meet with U.S. representatives and senators as part of Northwest Credit Union Association’s “Hike the Hill” program.

A.B. Stoddard, Associate Editor of The Hill, to Keynote Amplify Convention

A star-studded line up of speakers will talk media, messaging, innovation, and regulation at Amplify Convention in Portland Oct. 8-10. One of the keynote sessions and talent has been announced.

Northwest Delegation Hikes the Hill to Advocate for Credit Unions this Week

The NWCUA and a delegation of Northwest credit union advocates meet in Washington D.C. this week with key stakeholders in the Congressional tax reform discussion.

NWCUA Advocacy Team Takes to the Hill for Final MBL Push as Senate Considers TAG, MBL Pairing

“Sen. Harry Reid introduced a TAG bill Monday night and is looking to expedite it to the Senate floor for a vote,” said Jennifer Wagner. “It looks like he is putting into motion a scenario where our MBL bill and the TAG Bill may be merged together to help ensure passage of our priority legislation.”

Fifty-one Northwest Credit Unions Earn Capitol Advocacy Honors on Convention’s First Day

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.

Blumenauer Vocalizes Support of MBL Bill in House as Northwest Credit Unions Hike the Hill

As Northwest credit unions join counterparts from other states for a fall Hike the Hill event, Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer addressed Congress in support of MBL legislation.

Credit Union Miracle Day Wins Wegner Award for Outstanding Program

Credit Union Miracle Day, the largest national credit union event supporting Credit Unions for Kids, will be honored with a prestigious Herb Wegner Award for Outstanding Program during CUNA’s 2013 Governmental Affairs Conference.

NWCUA’s First Spring Hill Visit Keeps Credit Union Issues Top of Mind

Two Oregon legislators signed on as co-sponsors of the ATM disclosure bill after an NWCUA delegation traveled to D.C. last week for the Association’s first-ever spring Hike the Hill event. The group also met with the NCUA leadership team and the CFPB.