The credit union mission is putting the needs of more than 135 million members first, CUNA Deputy Chief Advocacy Officer for Federal Government Affairs wrote to Congressional offices Friday. The message was sent in advance of bank visits to Capitol Hill expected next week.
"Our aim is to work together with banks in addressing shared challenges – those listed above and others affecting consumers across the country in these challenging economic times," Stverak wrote. "We urge you and your office to focus on issues and legislation to help – not hinder – consumers. This includes efforts enabling credit unions’ ability to change lives, with real results for real people."
He highlighted CUNA's letter to the House Financial Services Committee rebutting bank attacks, but noted that credit unions and community banks agree on: