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CU Days Set for General Assembly Session

Credit union chapters will be heading to Richmond on the following dates:

  • Jan. 20: Piedmont
  • Jan. 21: Tidewater and Hampton Roads
  • Jan. 22: Central VA, Richmond, Roanoke Valley, Southwest
  • Jan. 23: Lynchburg and Southside
  • Feb. 5: NOVA

What the League will do for CU Day
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Roanoke Valley, Southwestern Va. Chapters Made Tuesday a CU Day at the General Assembly

Fifteen credit union advocates from the Roanoke Valley and Southwest chapters made Tuesday their CU Day at the General Assembly, visiting their legislators and raising awareness of credit unions everywhere with our trademark red scarves.

Advocates met with legislators and/or their aides from the following... More

Richmond Chapter Sweeps through General Assembly Building Wednesday for its CU Day

Twenty five representatives of the Richmond Chapter took their turn at CU Day on Wednesday, trekking through the halls of the General Assembly over the course of three hours to talk to 22 legislators or their aides about the credit union message. Appointments were made with the following legislators,... More

General Assembly News & Notes

Virginia’s Foreclosure Bills Go Down

We get this report from our lobbying firm about the foreclosure bills we’ ve been monitoring: “House Courts Civil subcommittee met yesterday and dispatched all the foreclosure bills. The homeowner association priority lien bills are up (Thursday) afternoon... More

The Good News From Richmond Continues: All But One Priority Lien Bill Essentially Axed; Remaining Bill Faces Uphill Struggle

Breaking news from the General Assembly: All but one of the homeowner association priority lien bills considered  this afternoon in the House General Laws Housing subcommittee have been tabled, reports League President Rick Pillow from Richmond.

This continues the good news for credit unions... More

Thanks for Making CU Day Events a Success! We Couldn’t Do It Without You!

Many thanks to all the credit union champions for making their way to Richmond during the past two weeks for our Credit Union Day events. Our visits do make a difference! We’ve been praised for the reasonable position we took … Continue reading →

NoVa Chapter Wraps Up CU Days at the General Assembly with Marathon Sprint!

Advocates shared stories of their small, low-interest loans helping members with House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mark Sickles. From left to right: Gaye DeCesare, David Woodruff, Del. Sickles, and Mike Ligon.

Ten members of the NOVA chapter took on the assignment Wednesday morning of stopping by the offices... More

Casual for A Cause: Celebrate International Credit Union Day, Support Credit Unions’ Political Action Committee

We’re excited to share with you an easy and painless VACUPAC fundraiser that the Richmond Chapter has developed. It is called “Casual for a Cause” and gives staff the opportunity to dress casual on International Credit Union Day (Oct. 18) for a $5 contribution to VACUPAC. Attached is a flyer ... More

Lynchburg, Central Virginia Chapters Hold Smashing Legislative Events!

CONTACT:
Karin Sherbin
Director of Governmental Affairs
800.768.3344, erct. 626

State lawmakers urged credit union members to stay in touch with them and provide them insight into the credit union movement during their appearances at legislators events for the Lynchburg and Central Virginia delegations.... More

Tidewater Chapter Marks Legislators’ Night

CONTACT:
Lewis Wood
Vice President of Public Relations and Communications
800.768.3344, ext. 629
lwood@vacul.org

More than sixty credit union supporters attended the Tidewater Chapter’s Legislative night on Oct. 11. State Sen. Ken Alexander and Del. Lionel Spruill Sr. were in attendance and thanked... More

Roanoke Valley Chapter Hosts Lawmakers

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Richmond Chapter Wraps Up This Year’s Legislative Events

CONTACT:
Karin Sherbin
Director of Governmental Affairs
800.768.3344, ext. 626
ksherbin@vacul.org

Nearly 100 people attended the Richmond Chapter’s legislative breakfast Thursday morning, hearing comments from U.S. Senator-Elect Tim Kaine and keynote speaker Delegate Peter Farrell.

Among the audience... More

Richmond Advocates Knock Out Another Successful CU Day at the General Assembly

More than 20 Richmond credit union advocates, including League Board members Iris Ellis, Rose Gilliam, Patsy Smith and Chris Williams, swept through the General Assembly offices this morning to thank lawmakers for their support of our bills this session and to update them on the Credit Union Difference.... More

Richmond Advocates Knock Out Another Successful CU Day at the General Assembly

More than 20 Richmond credit union advocates, including League Board members Iris Ellis, Rose Gilliam, Patsy Smith and Chris Williams, swept through the General Assembly offices this morning to thank lawmakers for their support of our bills this session and to update them on the Credit Union Difference.... More

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