Credit Union Act Modernization Bill Unanimously Passes Arizona Senate

S.B. 1296 is a result of large stakeholder process in 2023, that included the Arizona State Issues Work Group, Arizona Governmental Affairs Committee, and the Arizona Department of Insurance and Financial Institutions.

Act Modernization Bill Advances in Arizona

SB 1296, the GoWest-backed bill to modernize the Arizona Credit Union Act cleared another hurdle this week. After unanimously passing […]

Arizona’s Credit Union Modernization Bill Clears Senate Commitee

On Monday, the Arizona Credit Union Modernization Bill (SB 1296) cleared it’s first legislative hurdle, as it passed unanimously out […]

AZ’s Ciscomani Recognizes Credit Unions from the House Floor

Arizona Representative Juan Ciscomani (AZ-6)  delivered this message on the floor of the House on Wednesday. He thanked credit unions […]

ESI Considering Expansion to Arizona and Wyoming

If an expansion is approved, credit unions in those states could potentially have access to an added layer of insurance protection for member deposits.

Advocacy at Work in AZ: Act Update Bill Introduced

SB1296 will make much-needed modernization changes to the Arizona Credit Union Act.

2024 Advocacy Season Kicks off in Arizona 

The group spent the afternoon in 32 meetings with policymakers on both sides of the aisle to discuss credit union priorities and the impact they have on the state’s economy.

Arizona Advocates Show Up in Force for Day at the Capitol

More than 125 advocates brought sunshine and CU Difference messaging to legislators.

Arizona State Treasurer Kimberly Yee Brings Financial Education Message to Day at the Capitol

Yee is a long-time champion of financial education requirements in schools and is a fierce promoter of the state’s Education Savings Plan

AZ Day at the Capitol: Landings’ Brian Lee Honored as AZ Advocate of Year

With 125 advocates in attendance for Day at the Capitol, Vantage West and Credit Union West were also honored as Top of the Hill CUs.

Arizona State Legislature Reconvenes

The Arizona State Legislature reconvened today, marking the beginning of what promises to be a dynamic and eventful session. The […]

Calling all Advocates! Hit the Ground Running in 2024

We hope to see you at your state’s Day at the Capitol and at the GAC.


GoWest Reviews Treasury’s New CDFI Certification Application

GoWest’s Sharee Adkins, Chief Impact Officer, and Ryan Fitzgerald, SVP, Advocacy, share high level details and timelines, while continuing to advocate for CDFI credit unions.

Navigating the Cost of Living in Arizona

Each quarter, the Council for Community and Economic Research takes the spotlight with its cost-of-living index, a tool designed to […]

Register Now for Your Day at the Capitol

You hear it said it all the the time, “Advocacy is job No. 1.” Your engagement is critical to its […]


Thankful for Extended Deadlines. There’s Still Time to Crash the CUNA GAC!

Calling all young professionals with a passion for advocacy. The deadline is extended until Nov. 26.

Real Time Hike the Hill Updates: GoWest Testifies at NCUA Budget Hearing; Questions Proposed Increases

Members of the GoWest Fall Hike the Hill delegation accompanied John Trull to help deliver credit unions’ position encouraging sound budgetary stewardship.

Real-time Updates from Hike the Hill: Bill to Avert Shutdown Headed for Biden’s Desk

Legislation averting shutdown heads for President’s desk, roundtable with Senate Banking member Lummis, more Hill meetings, and NCUA testimony will headline Thursday.

GoWest Advocates are on the Hill at a Historic Time

As Congress works to avert a government shutdown, a team of CU advocates is on hand for the Fall Hike the Hill. Read more about their very productive schedule.

Setting the Record Straight After a Bank Attack: Naming Rights Partnerships Help Communities.

Credit unions and your GoWest advocacy team won’t sit still when the banks lob unprovoked, misinformed attacks on credit unions. Read more about a recent Op-Ed published in collaboration with AZ CUs and GoWest.