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Cornerstone Joins 'Credit Unions Vote' Campaign
Friday, September 21, 2018 6:45 AM

Cornerstone Credit Union League is joining Credit Union National Association in launching “Credit Unions Vote,” a campaign focused on getting credit union members to vote in the November elections.

The credit union movement fosters an environment of community involvement. According to recent data, 44 percent of registered voters belong to a credit union, which means proactive credit unions can make a significant difference in getting people to the polls. The goal of the Credit Unions Vote campaign is to ensure that members understand their stake in the November elections and to give voice with their vote, as credit union members and citizens of the country. 

"While the presidential elections typically result in the largest number of voters every four years, the congressional candidates riding that turnout wave get their start in local and state elections long before they receive national exposure," said Cornerstone Chief Government Relations Officer Jim Phelps. "Credit unions have an excellent opportunity to encourage voters toward credit union-friendly candidates who can prove their value to the community. We think the Credit Unions Vote campaign is an excellent vehicle for this effort."

Encourage your credit union members to visit where they can register to vote, participate in early voting, and locate their polling place. Those who use the website can also share social media posts using the hashtag #CreditUnionsVote to help raise awareness for the cause.  

The “Credit Unions Vote” campaign is part of CUNA’s innovative Member Activation Program (MAP) designed for credit unions to get their members engaged in advocacy. Cornerstone believes MAP is essential to grassroots, which is why MAP is integral to our signature ROAR (Ready, Organize, Act, Respond) campaign and the ever-growing Army of Advocates. CUNA provides customizable content geared around specific campaigns allowing individual credit unions to deliver the content to members, which in turn empowers members to discover new ways to play a role in the future of their credit union.

Have questions about Credit Unions Vote and MAP? Contact Cornerstone VP Political Affairs Gretchen Ziegler at