Political Activism Spreads Through CU Movement

November 2006
Credit Union Journal;11/27/2006, Vol. 10 Issue 47, p8
Trade Publication
The article reports on the growing involvement of credit unions in the electoral process in the U.S. Credit union executives have more than doubled the amount of funds raised and spent to almost $10 million for ten years, according to the trace federal and state elections record. 80 percent of credit unions had a member of their board or senior staff contact a member of Congress in 2005.


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