CU At The Convention

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BOSTON - (07/27/04) -- CUNA representatives meeting withthe New Democrats Network or attending a fundraiser for Sen. ChrisDodd of Connecticut. NAFCU directors meeting with moderateDemocrats known as 'The Third Way,' or cheering the Boston Red Soxwith members of the Democratic Leadership Council. Corporate CUlobbyists schmoozing Democratic lawmakers and their staff during alate night concert for Little Feat. Credit union representativeswere everywhere during the first two days of the DemocraticNational Convention Sunday and Monday, turning out as never beforeto a major party convention. "This is one way to meet thecongressmen and their staff in an informal setting," Larry Wilson,president of Coastal FCU and a member of the NAFCU Board, told TheCredit Union Journal during a reception and concert sponsored bythe trade association in Boston's historic Fanueil Hall Mondaynight. "They (the Democratic leaders) see credit unions here andthey know know we're players," added Murray Chanow, a NAFCUlobbyist.

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