Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) has enlisted the help of severalcredit union leaders to enlist support for her measure to providefunding for financial literacy programs.

Washington Credit Union League President/CEO John Annaloro, GesaCredit Union President/CEO Christina Brown and Spokane TeachersCredit Union President/CEO Steven Dahlstrom have, or are scheduledto make, appearances supporting Murray's proposal.

The Financial and Economic Literacy Improvement Act of2009, which Murray is cosponsoring with Sen. Thad Cochran(R-Mississippi) and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.), would provide$250 million for each of five years in the form of grant money forK-12, two-year and four-year college programs. States would applyfor the grant money.

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