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GCUA puts 'Idol' spin on value of members' votes
DULUTH, Ga. (3/12/14)--In a video encouraging credit union members to make their votes count in Nov. 4 elections, Georgia Credit Union Affiliates (GCUA) spoofs the irony that Americans are more engaged in "American Idol" voting than taking part in governmental elections.
 
The video supports ElectionWatch 2014, a nonpartisan political program designed by the Georgia Credit Union Affiliates to encourage credit union members to "Be Counted." and "Vote!" in city, state and congressional elections this year.
 
In the video, "Government Idol" contestants vie for the approval of actors portraying former Idol judges Randy "The Dog" Jackson, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell, as anxious would-be voters watch the show on their TVs at home. With the judges' collective nod, the contestants win a ticket to the capital.
 
In between performances, a series of messages is displayed: "Every year, important legislation is introduced that could drastically impact the way your credit union helps you.
 
"Now that's something to get excited about.
 
"If credit union people don't vote, credit union people don't count."
 
GCUA's ElectionWatch 2014 offers current information on the candidates, issues and special events so that members can become more informed of the political process and how it can affect their everyday lives.
 
To watch the video, use the link.
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