WASHINGTON — Even as they acknowledged that the credit union might never honor their request, members of the $319 million Lafayette Federal Credit Union have turned in their signatures seeking a special meeting at which the seven board members who voted to convert the credit union to a mutual bank could be recalled.

In a cover letter accompanying the petition, the members said they would accept the continued board service of Rodrigo Leiva and Darryl Pounds, two new board members who were appointed to fill out the terms of LeAnn Oliver and Drew Luten. Leiva is an organizer and activist in Washington, D.C.’s Hispanic community and Pounds is a former NFL player for the Washington Redskins.

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