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Email to the Hill: Thank you for allowing credit union to serve those in need
Posted April 03, 2020 by Chandler Schuette

Yesterday, CUNA's Chief Advocacy Office wrote to all 535 Congressional offices reminding them that credit unions are here and ready to help the millions of Americans that are facing bills and other issues with their finances being severely impacted by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.  

Good afternoon,

With the start of the month, over 6 million Americans are facing the stress of choosing which bills they should pay without knowing when their next paycheck will be coming.

America’s credit unions will be able to aid your constituents through this distressing crisis because of the swift action taken by you and your colleagues to provide meaningful relief. 


  • 95% of credit unions surveyed are offering loan modifications 
  • 85% are waiving fees 
  • 80% have created new loan products to meet members’ pressing needs 

Thank you for allowing us to serve, and for continuing to work with us through future relief efforts. 

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