One Week Until Mid-term Elections: NJ Candidates Supported, Voter Resources Available

CUNA and the state leagues have invested nearly $7 million in over 380 pro-credit union U.S. House and Senate candidates across the nation. This support included not only direct contributions to candidate campaign committees by CULAC, the Credit Union Legislative Action Council, but direct voter engagement via mailers, and television, radio and online ads in targeted districts.

With one week to go before the mid-term congressional elections, the New Jersey Credit Union League (NJCUL) is reporting which candidates in New Jersey have received CULAC support and reminding members of voter resources available at CUNA’s Credit Unions Vote Web site.

CULAC has provided a total of $77,000 to 11 candidates in New Jersey, one U.S. Senate campaign, and 10 campaigns for U.S. House seats, including the two open seats. The following campaigns have received CULAC support during the 2016-18 election cycle:

  • Donald Norcross for Congress Committee
  • Gottheimer for Congress
  • Lance for Congress
  • Tom MacArthur for Congress, Inc.
  • Menendez for Senate
  • Pallone for Congress
  • Pascrell for Congress
  • Don Payne for Congress
  • Mikie Sherrill for Congress
  • Van Drew for Congress
  • Bonnie Watson Coleman for Congress

While the NJ Credit Union League has never formally endorsed political candidates, CULAC support is an indication that a candidate is supportive of credit unions and their issues. The League also publishes a Lawmaker Scorecard where credit union voters can check how incumbents have voted on key credit union issues over the years.

One in three Americans is a credit union member, and 44% of registered voters belong to a credit union. That means credit union members have a voice, but only if they vote. CUNA has set up a voter resource Web site, Credit Unions Vote, to assist credit union members with every aspect of exercising their right to be heard at the ballot box including voter registration, early voting, absentee voting and polling locations.

The 2018 midterm elections are just seven days away and credit unions have the power to determine who runs Congress, but only if credit unions members go to the polls.