Council of State Governments West Convenes in Portland

The conference gives us the opportunity to advocate credit union priorities to legislators from all six GoWest states.

Calling All Credit Unions: Share Your Impact Data and Wow Congress

GoWest is preparing a detailed economic and community impact analysis for the 119th Congress and 2025 legislative sessions. Next month, you will receive the survey resources to help your credit union participate.

Summer Sun Shines on Federal CU Advocacy

Ahead of the fall elections, it’s a great time to invite elected officials and candidates to your credit union to share how you are serving their communities.

Investing in Your Credit Union’s Future: Leveraging Payroll Deduction

Your contributions help to elect credit union champions.

Washington Election Filing Week Ends, Sets Up Official Primary Ballots

Overall, 1,037 people filed for submitted their name for offices ranging from the U.S. Senate to local judges and everything in between.

Interior of Olympia, Washington State Capitol

Governor Inslee signs final bills closing the book on 2024 session

Washington Governor Jay Inslee wrapped up the process of signing bills passed during the 2024 session into law at the end of last week.

Court ruling on political boundaries impacts upcoming elections

Last week a US District Court judge issued a ruling that changes legislative boundaries in multiple districts in response to […]

Credit Union Champions Added to List of Retiring Legislators

Some significant CU champions will not seek reelection, meaning advocates will need to build relationships with candidates during the 2024 election cycle.

BREAKING: WA Legislature advances titling modernization efforts

Washington lawmakers took a significant and necessary step to move ahead with efforts to adopt a fully digital lien and […]

Three credit union champions from the GoWest region inducted to CU House Hall of Leaders

Three credit union champions from the GoWest region were among the sixteen credit union inductees to the Credit Union House […]

Financial Education Bill Clears Senate

Legislation expanding financial education in Washington’s public schools took another step forward late Thursday night ahead of today’s deadline for […]

WA Legislative Turnover Process Already Underway Ahead of 2024 Elections

Retirements, plans not to seek re-election underscore the need for continuous relationship building in advocacy.

Washington Legislature enters final stretch of 2024 session

Today marks the 50th of this year’s 60-day Washington State Legislative session and while there’s little time left the next […]

Roadmap for Lien and Titling Modernization Advances in Washington

You’ve seen firsthand the need for a series of modernizations to how auto titles are handled. GoWest is working the channels.

Expect a long Washington ballot in November

Legislative leaders announced today the approach majority Democrats will take on a series of six initiatives to the Legislature that qualified following a signature-gathering process in 2023 and subsequent certification by the Sec. of State in January.

A Remarkable Day to Remember: Washington Credit Union Day at the Capitol

Nearly 200 advocates shared the CU Difference with not only lawmakers but also with other public interest groups who were in Olympia Tuesday.

Washington Advocates: All in for Advocacy at Credit Union Day at the Capitol

A big credit union turnout and a warm welcome from legislators marked Washington’s Credit Union Day at the Capitol.

Washington lawmakers near key deadline

Washington state lawmakers wrapped up week three of this year’s session today and are now one-third of the way through […]

Plain Language Movement Arrives in WA Legislature

GoWest continues to monitor these complex bills, to share potential concerns and have questions answered.

WA legislators continue hot start on cold campus

Even though Washington legislators are off to a hot start diving into hundreds of issues in just one week, they […]