CUNA To Sponsor 'Election Fair' This Week In Capital
CUNA will sponsor an "Election Fair" this week on Capitol Hill. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Rep. Mike Michaud (D-ME), who were both supported by credit unions in their 2002 electoral victories, and Charlie Cook of the Cook Political Report will address the 700 credit union participants expected to attend the fair at the Phoenix Park Hotel. Cook will provide a breakdown of potential voter power of credit unions, and offer hints to the credit union participants on how best to tap that power. CUNA said the Election Fair will feature a wide array of displays and "booths" showcasing many of the political and grassroots programs that demonstrate credit unions' resolve to be a complete participant in the political process. "Our aim with the Election Fair is to prepare those who attend to be ambassadors to their fellow credit union leaders who were unable to attend," said CUNA CEO Dan Mica. "Overall, we want to reach out to the average 192,000 credit union members in each congressional district, and get them to vote."