FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Board of Directors released a report in response to its June 4, 2020 resolution that publicly acknowledged and stood against structural racism and committed to creating a pathway to change within the credit union system.
The report outlines commitments the organization has made to address service to and inclusion of Black people, communities and credit union professionals across the credit union movement.
“Though CUNA has long advocated to expand credit unions’ ability to reach more members through the reduction of legislative and regulatory membership restrictions, the organization began last year to implement internal- and external-facing DEI teams within the organization to better reflect the credit union mission to serve those most often left out of financial systems,” the report reads. “The work of these teams set a foundation of understanding to create momentum for change across the movement.”
The report also outlines three strategic commitments that CUNA – in collaboration with the American Association of Credit Union Leagues (AACUL), the African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC), and other system partners — will implement to advance the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).
A link to the full report can be found here.
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