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Virginia Hikes the Hill in End of Session Effort To Move MBL Legislation

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Credit Union representatives from Martinsville DuPont Credit Union visit with Rep. Morgan Griffith (pictured second from left) to... More

League, Credit Union Reps Paying Visits to Congressional Offices This Week in Support of S. 2231

A dozen credit union and League representatives will be visiting 11 of our 13 Congressional offices during the next two days.

We kick off with a visit with Sen. Warner on Tuesday morning, followed by a meeting with top aides of Sen. Webb that afternoon.

Wednesday we meet with House members, joined by a... 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

NoVa Chapter Hosts Legislators, Aides at Oct. 10 Event

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

Here is the official report of who was at the Northern Virginia legislators’ reception Oct. 10:

Legislators and Officials Attending:

  • Representative Gerry Connolly
  • Mary Ann Cannon from Representative... 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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League Hosts Reception for US Senate Candidate Tim Kaine

Former Gov. Tim Kaine promised that credit unions wouldn’t be forgotten when  he’s weighing legislation related to financial services in the U.S. Senate. Thirty  attendees from credit unions as far away as Martinsville and Fairfax, as well  as CUNA and League staff, and a lobbyist... 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

Longtime CU Champion Urges Richmond Chapter To Remember Legislative Advocacy Is Crucial

Dan Adams, a fixture in the credit union movement who capped his career with a long run as CEO of Bellwood before recently retiring, reminded the Richmond Chapter last night that credit unions are political creatures.

While member business lending legislation is a priority for credit unions now, Adams... More

Martinsville Bulletin: Rep. Griffith Says Small Businesses Burdened by Regulations; Credit Union Rep Attends Special Meeting

In a closed-door meeting that involved a representative from Martinsville DuPont Credit Union, Congressman Griffith (R-9) heard small businesses decry regulations.

MDCU attended the private meeting as a guest of Del. Don Merricks, who offered the invite after the Piedmont Chapter’s meeting last week... More

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