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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).

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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

Bronco FCU Representatives Meet with Rep. Forbes

Bronco Federal Credit Union CEO Brian Hedgepeth, joined by staff members Pam Vaughan and Pam Lease, met with Rep. Randy Forbes on Wednesday as part of our effort to stay in touch with lawmakers during the August recess.

Advocates began the meeting seeking the Congressman’s current stance on the credit... More

Credit Union Advocates Meet with Rep. Scott Rigell

Credit union advocates from Chartway Federal Credit Union and ABNB Federal Credit Union held a frank discussion with Rep. Scott Rigell on Monday in his district office on the credit union tax exemption and other  topics.

ABNB CEO Carl Ratcliff joined with Chartway representatives -- Kim Little (Regional... More

Rep. Morgan Griffith Supports Credit Union Tax Exemption

Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-9th) is quoted in Eastman Credit Union's recent newsletter as supporting the preservation of credit unions' tax exemption.

U.S. Representative Morgan Griffith supports the mission of credit unions and he understands the important role that credit unions play... More

Rep. Rob Wittman Reaffirms Support for Credit Union Tax Exemption

Rep. Rob Wittman (R-1) once again pledged his support of the credit union tax exemption and promised a letter on qualified mortgages to the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) when Representatives from 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union and BayPort Credit Union met with him Monday in his district... More

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