Statement from CUNA following FCC Robocall Ruling

June 6, 2019


June 6, 2019

Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan issued the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Thursday voted to approve its default call-blocking order, which includes a modification that gives callers a mechanism to file complaints with voice carriers over erroneously blocked calls. 

“We thank Chairman Pai and Commissioner O’Rielly for recognizing the legitimate need for credit unions to contact their members to preserve their financial health and security,” said Ryan Donovan, CUNA chief advocacy officer. “We will continue to engage with the Commission to address credit unions’ outstanding concerns, and value today’s confirmation that the FCC is open to work with us on fine tuning this rule moving forward.”   

More than 1,000 credit union advocates contacted the FCC with letters describing concerns and urging changes to the proposal so that credit unions can continue to communicate and provide members with critical information. 


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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 To find your nearest credit union, visit   


Lauren Williams       
CUNA Communications