2nd Annual Advocacy Reception Puts CU Volunteers at Forefront Political Advocacy

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – As part of its initiative to educate, train, and build an “army” of volunteer advocates, the New Jersey Credit Union League (NJCUL) extended a special invitation to all credit union volunteers attending this year’s convention to its Annual Advocacy Reception on Sunday with special guest state Senator Jeff Van Drew, the leading candidate to replace retiring Congressman LoBiondo in the 2nd District.

Gary Chizmadia, CUDE, Chairman of Credit Union of New Jersey and a member of CUNA’s Volunteer Leadership Committee (VLC), also extended a personal invitation to these volunteers, urging them to attend and become active in credit union legislative advocacy efforts.

The New Jersey Credit Union League, CUNA, and the state league system have been working diligently to introduce the concept of an Army of Advocacy Volunteers.

Sen. Van Drew has been a strong credit union supporter during his time in the New Jersey Legislature. The League and credit union advocates met him earlier this year at Jersey Shore FCU and have been supporting him with CULAC funds throughout the campaign.

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A New Jersey native, Sen. Van Drew attended Rutgers University and received his D.D.S at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He has been both a practicing dentist and active in local and state politics.

Additional photos from NJCUL's 84th Annual Meeting and Convention can be found on the League's official Facebook page.