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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 […]

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 […]

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Washington Legislative Session off to a Fast Start

Legislation has already moved off the floor. Your GoWest team is monitoring all actions that may impact credit unions.

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.

WA Lawmakers Introduce Financial Education Legislation

Bills in the House and Senate have bipartisan support.


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.

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 […]