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CUNA Backs Patent Improvement Bill Filed by Virginia's Bob Goodlatte with Letter of Support

"Financial institutions of every size have been targeted by non-practicing entities (NPEs), often referred to as patent trolls, who in most cases assert low-quality business method patents through vaguely worded demand letters," the letter said.

The letter thanked Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.)... More

Richmond Chapter Raises $2,125 on ICU Day

The totals are now in, and the Richmond Chapter reports that its second annual Casual for a Cause Day held on International Credit Union Day raised $2,125 for VACUPAC.

Well done Richmond! Eight credit unions participated, and two reached 100% participation among staff members. They were Entrust Financial... More

Tidewater Chapter Plays Host to Local Lawmakers; Celebrates $22,141 Donation to Local Children's Hospital

The Tidewater Chapter proudly hosted local lawmakers during its annual Legislative Night on Oct. 10. Pictured from left: Sen. Kenny Alexander; Carl Ratcliff (ABNB FCU); Del. Lionell Spruill Sr.; Craig Zuidema (ABNB FCU); Sheryl Moody Reddington, legislative aide to Del. Johnny S. Joannou; Nianza Wallace (Beach Municipal FCU); and David Krause (ABNB FCU).

The Tidewater Chapter proudly hosted local lawmakers during its annual Legislative Night on Oct. 10. Pictured from left: Sen. Kenny... More

Roanoke Hosts Legislators at Chapter Meeting

About 40 credit union members heard area lawmakers praise credit unions and urge them to stay in contact during the Roanoke Valley Chapter’s annual legislators’ night.

Sen. John Edwards and Dels. Greg Habeeb, Charles Poindexter, and Onzlee Ware spoke at the event. Sen. Bill Stanley also dropped by,... More

Credit Unions Continue Good Work With 'Don't Tax My CU' Campaign; Sen. Miller Salutes CUs for Financial Ed Initiatives

Eastman CU Reports Great Success on its DTMCU Postcard Campaign

Eastman CU reports on its success with its postcard campaign. Though Eastman is based in Tennessee it has Virginia operations. The postcards are being hand-delivered to the Abingdon district office of VA’s Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-9).

Total... More

Lynchburg Chapter Hosts Local Lawmakers During Annual Legislative Night

Photo Gallery: Lynchburg Legislative Night

The Lynchburg Chapter hosted Dels. Lacey Putney (I-19), Scott Garrett (R-23) and Matt Fariss (R-59) at the Chapter's Annual Legislative Night. The Oct. 8 event drew 40 credit union supporters to Beacon Credit Union's headquarters.

Putney, who is retiring after... More

Central Virginia Chapter Hosts Lawmakers for Legislators’ Breakfast

In lively discussion at the Wednesday morning legislators’ breakfast hosted by the Central Virginia chapter, lawmakers urged political involvement by credit unions, and credit unions illustrated why they still earn a tax exemption. Thirty credit union members heard this morning from state Sen.... More

CU Members Raise Nearly $8,000 for VACUPAC at League Tournament; Top Legislative Issues Discussed at Forum

CU Advocates Get the Scoop on Campaigns, Legislation at Legislative Forum on Wednesday

Tuesday (Sept. 24) and Wednesday (Sept. 25) were mega-days for governmental affairs. On Tuesday golfers teed up for VACUPAC at the annual VACUPAC golf tournament, raising $7,925.00 for the only political action committee... More

CU Advocate Meets with Rep. Frank Wolf

Fairfax County Federal Credit Union CEO Joe Thomas took advantage of the Congressional August recess to meet with Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10) on Monday.

Wolf, a credit union member himself, co-sponsored the milestone Credit Union Membership Access Act (H.R. 1151) in 1998, demonstrated his usual caution when... More

Piedmont Chapter Hosts Legislative Night

The Piedmont Chapter saluted five legislators at the chapter’s annual legislative chapter meeting, and gave a special nod to the state lawmaker who is retiring at the end of this year.

Those attending the special chapter meeting were: State Sen. Frank Ruff, whose district includes part of the city of... More

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