The Democratic Party's attempt to reach financially underservedpeople by allowing the United States Postal Service to offer basicbanking services at local offices is misguided, credit union tradegroups contended.

Democrats should instead push for local credit unions to meetunbanked and underbanked individuals' needs, they argued. TwoDemocrats have already introduced legislation, in the form of aDemocratic National Convention platform document, calling for theUSPS to offer basic banking services.

Those Democrats ignored a request to change their platformbefore it could be considered at the convention inPhiladelphia.

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