Colorado Credit Unions Step Up for Members During Coronavirus

Mortgage forbearances, auto loan deferments add up to over a billion dollars May 20, 2020 (DENVER, Colo.) – Colorado credit unions have provided over $1.03 billion in mortgage deferments and more than $657 million in auto loan deferments during the Coronavirus crisis. Representing over two million members in the state, … Read More

MWCUA Sends Letter to NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood

This week, the Mountain West Credit Union Association sent a letter to NCUA Chairman Rodney Hood, written on behalf of the credit unions we serve expressing our appreciation for the work of the NCUA to bring about regulatory relief during this current crisis. The letter also included the Association’s recommendations for … Read More

What a Week at the GAC!

Nearly 100 representatives from our three states joined more than 5,500 credit union professionals in Washington, D.C. for CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) Feb. 23-27 . We had a full week of conference activities and sessions. Probably the most important part of our trip was our day on Capitol Hill … Read More

Mountain West Leads CEO Hike the Hill

Credit Union leaders bring stories, priorities to Washington Denver, Co. (November 5, 2019) – The Mountain West Credit Union Association  (MWCUA) Government Affairs team led a CEO-level Hike the Hill in Washington, D.C. the week of October 28 to discuss policies and regulations that are of great importance to credit … Read More

Mountain West Young Professionals Group Hikes the Hill

Future leaders learn process and procedure on trip to Washington, DC                           Denver, Co. (October 31, 2019) – The Mountain West Credit Union Association’s  (MWCUA) Young Professionals Group (MWYCUP) spent the week of October 21 in Washington, DC … Read More

MWYCUP Group Hikes the Hill

This week, our government affairs team led a group of young professionals on our second YP Hike the Hill. The group spent time meeting with the NCUA and CUNA’s advocacy team, as well as meetings with the staff of Senator Cory Gardner (CO), Representative Ruben Gallego (AZ) and Senator John … Read More

SAFE Banking Act Passes U.S. House of Representatives with Overwhelming, Bipartisan Support

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the SAFE Banking Act today 321–103, in an historic vote on federal cannabis policy. Authored by U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO-07) and Denny Heck (D-WA-10) and cosponsored by Reps. Steve Stivers (R-OH-15) and Warren Davidson (R-OH-08), the bill allows marijuana-related businesses in states with some form of … Read More

Credit Unions Meet with Colorado Senate Majority Leader Steve Fenberg

The Rocky Mountain Chapter of Credit Unions hosted a conversation with Colorado Senate Majority Leader Steve Fenberg today at Elevations Credit Union in Boulder. Representatives from MWCUA member credit unions Ent, Elevations and Canvas engaged with the Majority Leader in a policy discussion covering topics of interest to credit unions. … Read More

Celebrating our political advocacy superstars

Political advocacy is one of the most important things that we do as a movement. Our credit unions, and their staffs understand the critical value of being involved both politically and financially. During our Annual Meeting and Convention, the Government Affairs team had the opportunity to recognize those credit unions, … Read More

House Financial Services Committee Passes SAFE Banking Act

Legislation helps align state and federal laws on the issue of cannabis banking and reduces public safety risk for communities Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Financial Services Committee voted 45 to 15 to pass H.R. 1595, the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act of 2019. Authored by U.S. Reps. Ed … Read More