Carolina Postal Credit Union hosted a voter registration event on Tuesday, September 24 as part of the National Voter Registration Day.
This event was a great example of a credit union being involved in political advocacy efforts. In addition, it served as a great benefit to credit union members. “We looked at this event as an opportunity to provide a community service,” explained Deb McLean, VP Marketing and Business Develop at Carolina Postal. “Whether it was registering first time-voters or updating information, we wanted to provide a welcoming atmosphere to make these efforts as convenient as possible. We had a local radio station on site, activities for kids, food trucks, and provided information about our credit union.”
In addition to hosting this event at their main branch in Charlotte, Carolina Postal also held voter registration drives at their Greensboro and Winston-Salem branches.
"This was a fantastic idea and the League encourages credit unions to continue to be involved in political advocacy efforts such as these,” stated Pam Melton, NCCUL Director of Political Affairs. "Whether its hosting voter registration drives, inviting a legislator to the credit union or other advocacy initiatives, these efforts are excellent opportunities to continue to educate elected officials and the public about the credit union difference.”
With the election year quickly approaching, the League will be involved with voter registration efforts in 2014. In addition, the League will provide a review of the new election reform changes that will become effective January 1, 2014. If you have any questions or would like more information on political advocacy efforts, please don’t hesitate to contact Pam Melton at 919-457-9067.