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Credit Union Reps Meet With George Allen

Former Sen. and past Virginia Gov. George Allen met with representatives of the Virginia League and Virginia’s credit unions in Richmond on May 29 to discuss the possibility of the League endorsing Allen in his campaign for the U.S. Senate seat of the retiring Jim Webb.

Gov. Tim Kaine is also seeking... More

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Push for Raising MBL Cap Continues; League, CUs Meet With Webb Aide

League Senior Vice President David Miles and representatives from BayPort Credit Union accompanied business owners with MBLs from BayPort to speak with Sen. Webb’s aide, Charles Stanton, in Virginia Beach.

David reports: “In a meeting this morning with Senator Jim Webb’s regional representative,... More

League, CUs Meet With Warner Aide in Campaign to Raise MBL Cap

League Director of Governmental Affairs Karin Sherbin submitted the following report of a meeting in Roanoke with an aide to Sen. Warner, Drew Densmore, who noted that on Tuesday he met with a Martinsville DuPont Credit Union representative, while another Warner aide met with staff from DuPont Community... More

Radio Spot in Support of Raising MBL Cap Running in State Markets

In case you haven’t yet heard it, here’s the radio spot (mp3, 960kb) we’re sponsoring in partnership with CUNA in support of raising the MBL cap! Understanding the importance of the fight for MBLs, your League Board set aside $50,000 to help pay for advertising in support of the MBL... More

Must See on YouTube: Park View’s Video in Support of SB 2231

Essential viewing! A well-done video from our friends at Park View Federal Credit Union, featuring interviews with the business owners they’ve aided in the past with MBLs, now can’t thanks to the MBL cap. Here it is: http://bit.ly/pvfcu_MBLs

Credit Union Member Business Lending Legislation Dominates Conversation at Congressional Luncheon

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (pictured left) greets longtime campaign volunteer Bill Dawson, of Henrico Federal Credit Union. Though Congressman Cantor continues to say he is a fan of credit unions, he declined to add a key credit union member business lending measures to his recent JOBS Act.

This... More

Credit Unions Volunteer on Election Campaigns

It’s true that we can’t outgive the bankers when it comes to supporting political campaigns; they’re quite good at putting their deep pockets to work!

But one of the many ways we do shine in helping our political friends is by volunteering our time and talents for their campaigns. Belvoir Federal... More

Credit Unions Raising Funds for Playgrounds as ‘Stay Behinds’ at Democrat, Republican National Conventions

CUNA and its state leagues plan to raise $600,000 so credit union volunteers can build special interactive playgrounds at local children’s hospitals during this summer’s Republican and Democratic National Conventions.

The quadrennial charity efforts help build both national exposure at the penultimate... More

CU Advocates Tell Senate Banking Aides the Time Is Now To Support MBL Bill

Credit union advocates beat the bankers to the punch by talking to legislative aides Monday before bankers do their own Hike the Hill today where they will spend just as much energy lobbying against credit unions as they will tending to their own garden.

There’s a glimmer of optimism around S. 509,... More

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