FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 1, 2020
Reacting to the death of George Floyd in police custody and the widespread civil unrest that has taken place across the nation, Credit Union National Association (CUNA) President/CEO Jim Nussle released the following statement:
“George Floyd’s death at the hands of a police officer has sparked civil unrest across our nation as Americans grapple with pain, fear and anger following this unspeakable tragedy. We are calling on the unified voice of the credit union movement to reject apathy and choose empathy as we rally against systemic racism directed toward the African American community."
“CUNA is committed to being a catalyst for change and advocates against social injustice. As member-owned financial cooperatives with the philosophy of ‘people helping people,’ credit unions are uniquely positioned to lead the financial services industry down the path of financial inclusion — a vital gateway to breaking down socioeconomic barriers that divide our country.”
Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is the only national association that advocates on behalf of all of America’s credit unions, which are owned by 115 million consumer members. CUNA, along with its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, delivers unwavering advocacy, continuous professional growth and operational confidence to protect the best interests of all credit unions. For more information about CUNA, visit cuna.org. To find your nearest credit union, visit YourMoneyFurther.com.