News: Advocacy

Financial Literacy Legislation Passes in Arizona

  Financial literacy advocates scored key victories at the Arizona State Capitol this week, as a Mountain West Credit Union Association supported financial education bill passed the Legislature and a financial literacy resolution cleared the state Senate. On Monday, April 9, S.B. 1442, which was introduced by Arizona Senate Majority … Read More

MWCUA statement on H.R. 5266 – The Financial Product Safety Commission Act of 2018

Earlier today, a group of bipartisan Representatives introduced a bill that would replace the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s sole director with a bipartisan, five-member commission. Arizona Representative Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ-09) is one of the bill’s sponsors. Arizona’s credit unions support this bill, believing that the CFPB’s current structure gives too … Read More

AZ CU advocates are hiking the hill at GAC

A few of our MWCUA AZ member credit union representatives gather to tackle the hill today in Washington, DC. They are there to represent our 1.7 million members in Arizona today.

MWCUA GAC Hill visits begin

MWCUA Colorado members met today with @RepJaredPolis to discuss credit union priorities. We want to thank him for taking time out of his schedule to meet with our @COCUADVOCATES#creditunion (s) #CUNAGAC @CUNA @CUNAadvocacy  

Mountain West Credit Union Association Issues Statement on the Resignation of CFPB Director Cordray

Denver, CO (November 15, 2017) – Scott Earl, President and CEO of the Mountain West Credit Union Association, has issued the following statement regarding the announcement of Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, stepping down from the Bureau by the end of the month: “The Mountain West Credit Union … Read More

Mountain West Credit Union Association Joins CUNA class-action lawsuit against Equifax

DENVER, Co. & PHOENIX, Az. (Oct. 31, 2017) – The Mountain West Credit Union Association (MWCUA) announced today that it is joining the Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA) class-action lawsuit against credit-monitoring firm Equifax. The decision was made in the best interest of the Association’s 125 credit unions and more … Read More

MWCUA on the Hill

Last week, Jay Curtis, CEO of First CU, Mike Williams, CEO of Colorado CU, Robb Scott, CEO of Deer Valley CU, Tim Dore, Chris Kemm and Scott Earl spent time talking credit union issues in our nation’s capital. While the team was there, the Administration’s tax plan was revealed. Everyone … Read More

Court Dismisses Bankers’ Frivolous MBL Lawsuit Against NCUA

Washington (Jan. 24, 2017) – The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU) issued a statement today regarding U.S. District Court Judge James Cacheris’ granting of the National Credit Union Administration’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by the Independent Community Bankers of … Read More

Help CUs get into the next Presidential Debate

We have an exciting opportunity to put credit unions directly onto the presidential debate stage and into the national spotlight. The Open Debate Coalition launched a new website that allows citizens to submit and vote on questions for the next presidential debate. If this question about credit unions receives enough votes, … Read More

Governor Signs Colorado CU Governance Bill

On Friday, April 15, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper held a ceremony as he signed SB 125: Credit Union Governance into law. The new law will give state chartered credit unions in Colorado the ability to compensate board members, as well as allow an audit committee to replace a supervisory committee. The … Read More