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GOP convention overview CUNA leagues busy with events
TAMPA, Fla. (8/29/12)--Representatives from the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), the state leagues and credit unions took full advantage yesterday of the opportunity to interact with key policy makers on the first full day of the Republican National Convention (RNC).  Here is an overview of the activity:

  • Junior Achievement/Financial Literacy: CUNA Executive Vice President John Magill, League of Southeastern Credit Unions League Vice President of Governmental Affairs Jared Ross, and the league's director of governmental affairs, Jason Cochran, represented credit unions at an event in nearby St. Petersburg honoring Junior Achievement.  The session highlighted JA's work to promote financial literacy among the nation's youth. Financial literacy is a top priority issue for the nation's credit unions.  Key legislators who addressed the session included Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), chief sponsor of House legislation to raise the cap on CU member business lending.
  • National Journal Daily Briefing: CUNA was prominent at the National Journal Group's Tuesday briefing program, entitled, "The Election in Numbers: A conversation with Leading Pollsters." CUNA is a sponsor of the daily briefings and the CUNA logo is featured each day, with other sponsors', behind the speakers and before the TV cameras.
  • Tampa Bay Times Forum: CUNA and state credit union league, and credit union representatives were on the Tampa Bay Times Forum floor Tuesday when the RNC event schedule got to launch in earnest. Mitt Romney was nominated to be the GOP presidential candidate.
  • State Roll Call: The state roll call to formally nominate Mitt Romney as the Republican party's candidate for president.
  • Ann Romney, Chris Christie Prime Time Speeches: Prime time remarks by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and by Ann Romney, who is scheduled to appear this morning at the ribbon cutting for this year's credit union "leave behind" project, a therapeutic playground at All Children's Hospital.
  • Remarks from noted GOP officials: Floor speeches earlier in the evening by House Speaker John Boehner, former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire; Ohio Gov. John Kasich; Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin; Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker;  Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval; South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley; and First lady of Puerto Rico Lucé Vela Gutierrez.
See the rest of today's News Now for more detailed coverage of these events and CUNA/league/credit union activities.


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