2020 Election Resources
State and federal laws impact credit union members, from the services and products available to them, to which financial institutions they can join. That’s why it’s important for credit union advocates to make their voices heard on Election Day – to ensure we elect candidates that support credit unions. This toolkit will give you the resources you need to engage in the 2020 elections. Below are the essential steps in making your voice heard during this election season.
Click here to learn which candidates are supportive of credit unions to help you make informed decisions on Election Day.
1. Register to Vote
The first step to engaging in the elections is to register to vote! If you have moved since registering to vote, you will need to update your registration to reflect your new location. You can register either online or at your county auditor’s office. Click here to learn more.
2. Request Absentee Ballot or Find Your Polling Place
Voting is one of the easiest ways to make your voice heard. In Iowa, voters have two easy options to vote – you can either vote in-person on November 3rd or you can vote from your couch using vote by mail (also called absentee voting). You can request an absentee ballot up until October 24. To request an absentee ballot or to learn more about voting by mail, click here. If you prefer to vote in-person, you can find your polling place here.
3. Find Your Candidates
Enter your address to see who is running for office in your community and learn more about the candidates. Once you know who the candidates ares, check out our Allies document to learn which candidates are supportive of credit unions.
4. Have a Conversation
Once you know the candidates running in your area, reach out and talk to them about credit unions! Let them know why credit unions are important to you and your community. Check out these talking points or share your credit union story.
In addition to voting, credit union advocates can also affect who gets elected by supporting CUPAC (the Credit Union Political Action Committee (CUPAC). CUPAC ensures credit unions have a voice in creating public policy by making bipartisan contributions to candidates that support credit unions. Want to help out? Click here to make a contribution.