OCUL and CUNA work to protect credit union interests

Published by: Andrew Canan

July 28, 2021 | Government Affairs

With not one but two primary special elections on Tuesday, Aug. 3, Ohio is once again the center of the political world. Following the resignations of now-HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge and now-Ohio Chamber of Commerce CEO Steve Stivers, it triggered the need for the special elections for Ohio’s 11th and 15th Congressional Districts. Given the impacts these races could have on credit unions and your priorities, the League, and CUNA, have met with candidates in both races to do our due diligence on their knowledge and opinions of credit unions as well as to begin to build a relationship with the next members of Congress.

In the 11th district, we met with both front-runners in the race; former state senator and national co-chair of Senator Bernie Sanders’ 2020 campaign, Nina Turner, and Cuyahoga County Councilwoman and Cuyahoga County Democratic Party Chair, Shontel Brown. From our conversations, both candidates appear friendly to credit unions and their priorities. The race has taken a turn as a proxy battle within the Democratic Party with the ‘progressive wing’ (Senator Bernie Sanders, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Congressional Progressive Caucus) vs. the ‘establishment wing’ (Secretary Hillary Clinton, Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, the Congressional Black Caucus).

Contact Andrew Canan for questions or assistance.

Andrew Canan
Andrew Canan Director, Political Affairs E: acanan@ohiocul.org
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