New “Pints and Politics” Chapter Legislative Nights!
by CUAD Communications

CUAD is thrilled to announce an exciting new Chapter Legislative Night Program, “Pints and Politics!” The 2020 election is right around the corner, and credit union advocates and volunteers need to be properly prepared and engaged. That is why we have refreshed our program. 

Once again, CUAD will work with your chapter in scheduling and facilitating your legislative/candidate event next fall. We are re-booting our format, and are asking all chapters to refer to this event as Chapter Pints and Politics 2020. 

In an effort to increase attendance by CU advocates, legislators, and candidates, CUAD is asking chapters to host and promote a Credit Union Pints and Politics chapter event. These highly successful events are credit union specific and bring our advocacy and grassroots efforts to the chapter level. The program is skillfully designed to bring credit union professionals and advocates, as well as state (and sometimes federal) representatives and candidates together for an informal evening of credit union education and advocacy awareness. More importantly, this type of event has achieved measurable results over the last decade.

Please select a date in late August or in September for your chapter event. Listed below are dates that are currently open and not conflicting with CUAD events. Chapters will also need to secure a venue that is somewhat casual. We suggest a local brewery with meeting space; local club or restaurant with bar services and space; or clubs such as AMVETS, Elks Lodge, etc. A last resort would be a hotel with a less formal setup with a cash bar. If you need help securing a venue, let us know – we can help!

Food: Keep food simple, such as heavy hors d’oeuvres, bar food or snacks, or a simple quick and easy buffet that would be open prior to the program start time. CUAD will pay or reimburse chapters for any food and/or beverage costs for candidates/legislators.

Legislators and candidates' invitations: CUAD will contact and invite all candidates to these events. Chapters only need to get their members and volunteers there to fill the room!

Program: CUAD will develop and facilitate each event and keep them on schedule. The purpose of these events is to educate legislators and candidates on the credit union difference and to tee up any legislative agenda items for the upcoming legislative session. The program format will be one hour or less. Each chapter event should start promptly between 6:00 and 6:30 p.m. with socials scheduled to begin 30 minutes prior. Because CUAD will facilitate the legislative portion of the evening, any chapter business should be conducted after the political program has completed and candidates have left. Because candidates are busy that time of year focusing on meeting constituents in their respective districts, we are attempting to make this as convenient as possible for them.

Dates to consider: These dates are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. We encourage you to secure your Chapter Pints and Politics date early by contacting Deb Kruckenberg as soon as possible.

August 11

August 13

August 25

September 1Reserved for Maurie C. Byrne Chapter

September 3

September 8Reserved for Credit Unions United Chapter

September 10

September 22Reserved for Central Chapter

September 24Reserved for Red River Chapter

September 29

October 1

We sincerely appreciate your support and promotion of this important event.


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