Minnesota CUs See 93% Success Rate in 2012 Elections
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota credit unions demonstrated their political power and influence last week when 93 percent of credit union-supported candidates were elected to the Minnesota Legislature. These winning candidates were supported by contributions to the Minnesota Credit Union Network’s (MnCUN’s) Credit Union Volunteer Fund (CUVOL), which ensures that the credit union voice is heard at the state Capitol by supporting those who believe in and will advocate for the movement.
CUVOL contributed to 71 candidates during the 2012 election and demonstrated bipartisan support, with 48 percent donated to Democrats and 52 percent donated to Republicans. Of the 71 candidates supported by Minnesota credit unions, 66 won their respective elections.
Throughout this year’s election season, Minnesota credit unions have been fully involved in campaign efforts to elect credit union-friendly candidates to the Minnesota Legislature. Through literature drops, door knock events, political action committee check presentations and legislative panels, MnCUN staff and credit union supporters have demonstrated the movement’s support of those who believe in the importance of credit unions.
“MnCUN and credit unions around the state are very pleased with the results of last week’s election. With a 93 percent success rate, our election efforts help to build the foundation for solid credit union support at the state Capitol,” said MnCUN Vice President – Governmental Affairs Mara Humphrey. “Our strong bipartisan support in the Minnesota Legislature will help to ensure that credit union issues and viewpoints will be considered during the upcoming legislative session.”
The Minnesota Credit Union Network is an organization representing the state’s 135 not-for-profit cooperative credit unions serving more than 1.5 million member-owners in Minnesota. For more information, visit www.mncun.org.