Oregon co-ops served up a pretty good example of the strength of the state’s cooperative movement when they sat down for lunch last week with Oregon legislators in Salem. And they didn’t even have to wait for dessert to make their point.
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has called legislators back to Salem for a special session beginning Monday, Sept. 30. On the agenda: an agreement between the governor and legislative leaders to increase school funding by $140 million. The special session comes on the heels of the last week’s Interim Legislative Days, when the Oregon Legislative Assembly held three days of “informational hearings” on legislation that passed in 2013.
Within just a few hours of receiving a call to action from Rivermark President/CEO Scott Burgess, thousands of Rivermark members responded, signing the NWCUA’s online petition opposing the bank lobby’s attack on credit unions’ tax structure.
Two NWCUA-sponsored bills addressing credit unions’ corporate governance, investments and capital, have been referred to committees in the Washington State Legislature, with each scheduled for a hearing during Thursday’s Credit Union Day at the Capitol.
When iQ Credit Union Staff saw the challenge to bring record numbers of advocates to Credit Union Day at the Capitol Feb. 7th, they answered in big numbers. Can any other Washington credit union top that? Registration is still open.
Join credit union advocates in Olympia on Feb. 7 for the Association’s all-new Credit Union Day at the Capitol. “We’ll do a little briefing, have some fun and cover the Capitol campus letting legislators know about the strength and potential of our credit unions,” said Mark Minickiello.
Sen. Harry Reid reiterated his commitment to giving the credit union MBL bill a vote on the Senate floor during the lame-duck session. Credit unions now have an opportunity for advocacy with Congress in recess and the legislators campaigning in their home districts.
This week’s Legislative Leadership Summit and Leadership Symposium offer credit union leaders in the Northwest two critical opportunities to advocate for the movement and lobby legislators.
Washington credit union leaders are invited to support the movement at the Washington Governmental Affairs Conference, where they can learn about critical issues, lobby legislators with NWCUA support, and network with colleagues statewide.
With the Oregon Legislature in short session in 2012, the Oregon Legislative Leadership Summit is designed to give credit union leaders an opportunity to advocate for the movement and grow their political involvement.
Mark your calendar! It is time for Oregon credit unions to register for the 2011 Credit Union Day at the Capitol on Tuesday, March 29.
With credit unions and banks aligned in their efforts to convince regulators and lawmakers to delay implementation of restrictions
on debit card interchange fees, the Federal Reserve Board has stated that any attempt to amend or delay the controversial rule is out of its hands and must start with Congress.
More than 220 credit union advocates gathered at the Oregon State Capitol Tuesday for the annual â€œCredit Union Day at the Capitol,â€ an event designed to remind legislative members about importance of the credit union difference.