America’s Credit Unions, which consists of CUNA, the state leagues and member credit unions, is hosting a ribbon-cutting event Wednesday at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland. A forum on the state of the middle class is also on tap.
CUNA, the Ohio Credit Union League, the RNC, RealClearPolitics and UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital will debut a horticultural therapy suite that will complement Angie’s Rooftop Garden, part of the Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute that is open to all patients, at UH Rainbow.
“We’re delighted to have been doing such meaningful, long-lasting projects at the national party conventions since 2000,” said Rich Meade, CUNA chief of staff/chief operating officer. “It’s an honor to be able to work with local credit unions, RealClearPolitics and the Republican National Convention on such a lasting endeavor that will impact the lives of children and their families for years to come.”
Over the past 16 years, CUNA has had great success with these leave-behind projects thanks in large part to the strength of its interdependent system, and this year is no different. The Ohio Credit Union League in Cleveland, site of the 2016 RNC, and the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association in Philadelphia, site of the 2016 Democratic National Convention, have contributed much time and effort to these projects. As a great example of the CUNA/league system, the project as a whole highlights credit unions’ dedication to giving back, part of the credit union difference.
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A livestream will be available for “Decoding 2016: The Middle Class Vote,” a forum discussion hosted by RealClearPolitics and sponsored by CUNA under the umbrella of America’s Credit Unions.
Grover Norquist from Americans for Tax Reform will kick off the event with a one-on-one conversation, followed by a panel with Alex Conant from Firehouse Strategies and RealClearPolitics’ Sean Trende and A.B. Stoddard on how the middle class vote will impact the current presidential election. A one-on-one conversation will follow between Rep. Rob Woodall (R-Ga.) and Carl Cannon of RealClearPolitics focused on the middle class.
The forum will be at 12:30 p.m. (ET) on the RealClearPolitics site.