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Maine governor lawmakers at league convention
AUGUSTA, Maine (5/26/09)--Maine Gov. John Baldacci, U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and more than 650 credit union representatives attended the Maine Credit Union League’s 71st Annual Meeting and Convention May 15-16 in Augusta, Maine.
U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) expressed her gratitude to Maine credit unions attending Maine Credit Union League’s annual convention for their efforts to provide financial products and services that help state consumers. (Photo provided by the Maine Credit Union League)
Baldacci noted credit unions’ work to end hunger, according to the Maine Credit Union League. “When the first lady found out I was speaking to Maine credit unions, she wanted to make sure that you knew how much we appreciate and recognize the work of the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger,” Baldacci said. Pingree said she was grateful for “all that credit unions do to provide financial products and services that are aimed at helping Maine consumers.” Several Maine lawmakers who weren’t able to attend the event sent congratulatory messages, the league said. Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) praised credit unions’ leadership in providing financial education to Maine children. U.S. Rep. Michael Michaud (D-Maine) reiterated his support for legislation that helps credit unions help consumers.
Maine Gov. John Baldacci (left) and John Murphy, Maine Credit Union League president, at the league’s annual convention. (Photo provided by the Maine Credit Union League)
“Despite the challenges of the past year, Maine's credit unions have again come together to meet those unique and distinct challenges that members have faced,” said John Murphy, league president. “Examples of Maine credit unions reaching out to help members, whether it be offering special low- or no-interest loans for fuel assistance or providing relief for laid-off workers, occur everyday. “Maine credit unions have always been a great deal for consumers but more and more consumers are finding out about the opportunities and values available at their local credit union,” he added. “This year's convention reaffirmed the important role and positive impact that Maine credit unions play in the lives of hundreds of thousands of Maine people.”


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