Your Association provides the framework to bind the region’s credit unions together in a single, relevant, and prominent voice in legislative and regulatory conversations.
The GoWest Credit Union Association is the unifying voice for credit unions in Phoenix, Denver, Boise, Olympia, Salem, Cheyenne, and Washington, D.C. The Association works with state and federal policymakers, coalitions, and consumer groups to keep credit union powers strong and give credit unions the opportunity to thrive. Consumers in our six-state region have the best access to credit unions in the nation because of our unsurpassed operating environment.
Grassroots Advocacy Center
The Grassroots Advocacy Center provides credit union leaders across the region with a way to better understand the role they can play as Credit Union Advocates. Use this tool to find your local elected officials, participate in important calls to action, and more.Visit the Center
Credit Union Legislative Action Council (CULAC)
A primary mission of GoWest is policy advancement. Through advocacy, we grow our influence in removing barriers and creating opportunities for credit unions to gain market share and deliver more value to consumers.
One of the most effective strategies is to assist in the election of candidates who are credit union supporters. Candidates for office know they need the support of Northwest credit unions to win, and it’s a fact of politics that modern election campaigns need funding as well.Learn More
GoWest Credit Union Association advocates for the credit union charter through ongoing conversations with regulators at the state and federal levels. These discussions strengthen the alliance between and among the region’s credit unions to provide a single, relevant, and prominent voice.
This, in turn, helps ensure regulations are friendly to credit unions and provide an environment conducive to growth and increased market share for the industry.Learn More
CU Designations are programs demonstrating a commitment to serving low-income and economically distressed communities. Designations are given to specialized organizations, like Credit Unions, that provide financial services in low-income communities and to people who have little to no access to financing or financial education.Learn More
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CDFI Roundtable Q2
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On the Go Articles
Idaho Credit Unions See Progress in New Financial Literacy Law
House Bill 92 requires all high schools in Idaho to provide a finance class.
Credit Union Advocacy is “Trending” in Colorado
Credit unions united to make a lasting impression on legislators who even underscored that credit unions are essential financial partners to them and to their constituents.
Idaho Advocates Turn Out in Force for Credit Union Day at the Capitol
Nearly 50 legislators met with credit union advocates to learn how credit unions invest billions of dollars and thousands of hours into Idaho’s communities.