Credit union events at the Republican National Convention happened outside the walls of the Tampa Bay Times Forum last week, but two credit union CEOs were among those inside the convention, listening to the speeches and roll call.
The Credit Union Association of New York has created an online resource center to assist credit union professionals, volunteers and members in identifying candidates that are and have been supportive of credit union issues.
Hospital playground dedications, the sponsorship of political panel events and casual meetings with legislators and delegates are on tap for CUNA and its Florida and North Carolina leagues as they work to promote credit unions and industry issues during the national Republican and Democratic conventions.
Credit union consultant, blogger and Capitol Hill veteran Marvin Umholtz said the nation’s growing political divide is apparent among credit union leaders and fuels comments he receives from his readers and colleagues.
Republican state lawmaker faces former governor/senator Bob Kerrey in the fall to fill seat being vacated by Sen. Ben Nelson.
Gen Y members are similar to credit unions when it comes to politics. Not necessarily in their political viewpoints but in their depth of political involvement.
One of the nation’s first credit union volunteers to make a 2012 run for a major state office, Ovide Lamontagne, former chairman of the $726 million St. Mary’s Bank, Manchester, N.H., has some advice for CU leaders.