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Minnesota grassroots principles take root at state Capitol
ST. PAUL, Minn. (2/25/08)--Minnesota credit union professionals and volunteers converged on St. Paul Wednesday to meet with legislators as part of Minnesota’s annual Credit Union Day at the Capitol.
At Minnesota’s Annual Credit Union Day at the Capitol in St. Paul Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader David Senjem commended credit unions for the work they do. (Photo provided by the Minnesota Credit Union Network)
Nearly 200 credit union advocates statewide attended. The day was part of Minnesota’s initiative to strengthen it grassroots influence by building and cultivating positive relationships with legislators. Attendees heard from legislators and met with their elected officials to discuss credit union issues and values. Guest speakers included the Senate Minority Leader, the House Majority Leader, the chief House author of Minnesota’s Plastic Card Security Act, and the chair of the Senate Taxes Committee. State Rep. Jim Davie (DFL-Minneapolis), the chief author of Minnesota’s Plastic Card Security Act, reminded credit unions to build relationships with legislators and to keep in contact with their elected officials. House Majority Leader Toney Sertich (DFL-Chisholm) commended credit unions for their unique advertising methods, including billboards in St. Paul that he sees every day on his way to the Capitol. The billboards highlight the grassroots strength of the 1.5 million Minnesota credit union members, he said. “This year’s Credit Union Day at the Capitol focused on building and continually developing relationships with legislators,” said Mark D. Cummins, Minnesota Credit Union Network president/CEO. “The level of credit union support shown by our speakers, all of whom are in prominent positions at the Capitol, illustrates the benefit of having positive relationships with legislators. We are appreciative of all our supporters in the House and Senate.”


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