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Charlotte-area CUs meet and greet legislators at "Pints & Politics"

Monday, February 25, 2019   (0 Comments)
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State lawmakers from the Charlotte, North Carolina area joined more than sixty (60) members of the credit union community on Thursday, February 21 at Heist Brewery for "Pints & Politics"--the third Credit Unions Legislative Meet & Greet hosted by the Carolinas Credit Union League.

NC Senator Joyce Waddell (D-Mecklenburg), Representatives Kelly Alexander (D-Mecklenburg) and Carolyn Logan (D-Mecklenburg), District Director Phanalphie Rhue of Congresswoman Alma Adams' office, and Scott Miller from the office of US Senator Thom Tillis relaxed with credit union leaders, staff, and volunteers. Officials and participants alike shared perspectives on service to communities and the credit union difference. Upon taking the stage for brief remarks, each of the guests gave personal testimony answered by cheers and applause, including Rep. Logan's membership in three credit unions.

Hosted by the League and sponsored by Charlotte Metro FCU, Piedmont Advantage CU, and Truliant FCU, "Pints & Politics" also drew participation from Allegacy, Carolina FCU, Family Trust FCU, First Legacy Community CU, Nova CU, Sharonview FCU, and SECU.

US Rep. Alma Adams (NC-12) District Director Phanalphie Rhue (center) enjoys a moment with Truliant FCU Director of Community Affairs & Business Partnership Development Atticus Simpson (right) and League VP of Governmental Affairs Evelyn Hawthorne (left) at "Pints & Politics" in Charlotte February 21.

“Once again we had great energy from what was our largest meet-and-greet crowd to date, and the warm environment was ideal,” League VP of Governmental Affairs Evelyn Hawthorne noted. “The attendance alone spoke volumes about how knowledgeable and attentive the participants and elected officials are to the need for thriving credit unions to serve North Carolinians. I saw a lot of extended conversations that I know were valuable to everyone involved.

“We are so appreciative of the time taken for events like these, not just by the elected officials but also by each credit union representative. Advocacy is all about relationships, and our investment in them is sure to benefit our citizens as credit unions continue to lead the way for their financial empowerment.”

With another successful event is in the books, the League is ready for more Legislative Meet & Greet activities throughout the Carolinas. For more information about advocacy engagement, please contact Evelyn Hawthorne at 919-457-9066 or


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