Not fish flying through the air at Pike Place Market and not a baseball game that the Mariners actually win.
No, these visitors will likely return home and remember Seattle for the presence of credit unions (and people who choose not to wear clothes).
The 5,000 or so legislators from all 50 states who will invade Seattle Aug. 3-6 for the National Conference of State Legislatures’ 41st annual Legislative Summit can expect to see the message from credit unions more than once.
“America’s Credit Unions wants to make sure these elected officials understand how more than 100 million Americans are benefiting from their membership in cooperative credit unions,” the group America’s Credit Unions said in a release this week.
Delegates will see posters and banners at Sea-Tac Airport, there will pennants along downtown Seattle streets, and 500 volunteers wearing green T-shirts will be strategically stationed to offer opinions concerning the value of credit union membership. Perhaps not incidentally, the National Credit Union Administration — the federal agency that regulates credit unions — has proposed rules that would extend the ability of credit unions to make business loans.
Also noticeable will be representatives from the American Association for Nude Recreation, who will be distributing lapel pins to delegates next week.
But don’t worry.
“We will be fully clothed in business attire, complete with lapels and pins and other fashion accessories,” said group spokeswoman Carolyn Hawkins.
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