|| Shown: NAFCU's Brad Thaler (right) met
with Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., (and other
key lawmakers) during Tuesday's DNC
Sept. 5, 2012 – NAFCU connected with key lawmakers Tuesday on the first day of the Democratic National Convention at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C., as thousands of delegates gathered to support President Obama's re-election bid.
NAFCU Vice President of Legislative Affairs Brad Thaler advocated on behalf of credit unions at various meetings and events throughout the day. At a brunch event for moderate Senate Democrats, Thaler discussed credit union issues with key senators in attendance, including Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Sens. Tom Carper, D-Del., Mark Begich, D-Alaska, and Bob Casey, D-Pa.
Thaler was also on hand at a Politico-sponsored luncheon that focused on job creation and the economy. That event included remarks from White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer and University of Chicago Professor Austan Goolsbee, former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors.
Tuesday’s convention agenda also included the Democratic party’s official ratification of its platform and speeches from Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and First Lady Michelle Obama.
Tonight, former President Bill Clinton will be speaking at the DNC. The convention then moves to Bank of America Stadium Thursday where President Obama will deliver his acceptance speech as the Democratic presidential nominee.