Sept. 7, 2012 – House Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn, S.C., and Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz – both slated to speak at NAFCU’s 2012 Congressional Caucus, were among the speakers yesterday on the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
Clyburn and Wasserman Schultz were two of the notable lawmakers that gave remarks yesterday leading up to President Obama’s acceptance speech as the Democratic nominee in this year’s presidential election. Other speakers were former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (once a Republican, now an Independent), Sen. John Kerry, Mass., Sen. Dick Durbin, Ill., former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer, actress Eva Longoria and Vice President Joe Biden.
Thursday capped a two-week period of intense bipartisan political activity for NAFCU, with the association having an active role at the DNC this week and at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., the previous week. Throughout both conventions, NAFCU helped raise the profile of key credit union issues among delegates of both political stripes.
Next week, NAFCU holds its Congressional Caucus as Congress resumes work in the face of a quickly approaching adjournment. With so many issues occupying lawmakers’ time and attention, Caucus is an important way for credit unions to ensure their voices are heard about the issues that matter most.
The NAFCU Congressional Caucus, headquartered at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, runs Sept. 11-14. The event is open to members and non-members.