Democratic Ticket Feted By CULobby

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BOSTON - (07/30/04) – New England lobster,traditionally reserved here for a special celebration, was servedto party faithful and aligned interest groups at Thursdaynight’s prime event at the Democratic National Convention, areception sponsored by CUNA and the Massachusetts CU League for theDemocratic ticket. Last night’s credit union reception wasthe first attended by John Kerry and John Edwards followingKerry’s keynote address and acceptance of the party’spresidential nomination an hour before. Dan Egan, president of theMassachusetts league, said he was thrilled to see the DemocraticConvention in Boston; the home of American democracy, and of thecredit union movement, he noted. “Boston is the natural placefor the Democratic Convention,” Egan told The Credit UnionJournal, during one of this week’s many events.“It’s both the birthplace of democracy and of creditunions,” referring to the home of Edward Filene, the Bostondepartment store magnate largely credited with sponsoring thecredit union movement.

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