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  •  Can I make a suggestion? (23+ / 0-)

    In a lot of cases credit unions (even local ones) are big financial supporters of the repub party and individual repub candidates (especially on the local and state level).

    I'm a little concerned about the zeal to push people towards credit unions, when in a lot of cases local banks are just as good, or even better, and don't get involved in the political arena at all.

    At the very least I'd like to see a push to have people check out opensecrets.org to see what sort of political donations (if any) their prospective credit unions, or local banks are making, before making the switch.

    When I made the switch a few years back after getting irritated with my credit union throwing money at repub candidates I used opensecrets to find a bank that doesn't donate money to repubs, and not only has it been an all around positive experience in the years since... I got a free pumpkin pie out of the deal to boot! :-P

    If you're going to go through the hassle of switching banks, why not switch to one that isn't going to use your money to undermine your political, social, and financial interests?

    "It is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion." Oscar Wilde, 1891

    by MichiganGirl on Thu Oct 13, 2011 at 07:25:52 AM PDT

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