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CUs N.M. state official join to register voters
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (7/15/09)--The Credit Union Association of New Mexico and New Mexico Secretary of State Mary Herrera initiated a voter registration drive at credit unions statewide this summer.
Click to view larger image A joint effort between credit unions and the New Mexico Secretary of State’s office to register voters in credit union branch offices this summer was announced Monday in Albuquerque. From left, are Credit Union Association of New Mexico (CUANM) CEO Sylvia Lyon, New Mexico Secretary of State Mary Herrera, First Financial CU CEO Ben Heyward, CUANM Vice President of Governmental Affairs Juan Fernández, and Guadalupe CU Director Linda Medina. (Photo provided by Credit Union Association of New Mexico)
Herrera made the announcement Monday at a press conference at First Financial CU in Albuquerque. Secretary of State staff will set up booths for a day in about 90 credit union branches in 12 counties and register voters throughout July and August. Herrera said her office also will train and certify branch office employees so voter registration can be an ongoing service of the participating credit unions after her employees leave. Herrera, who is on the board of directors of Rio Grande CU, Albuquerque, said that credit unions can offer a great service to their communities by providing convenient locations where residents can register to vote or make changes to their current voter information while doing their regular transactions or running errands. The posters for the voter registration campaign, designed by First Financial CU Vice President of Marketing Adonica Castellano, let members know “We will C.U. at the polls.”
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