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President Obama Acknowledges International Credit Union Day
Posted October 21, 2016 by CUNA Advocacy

In response to CUNA advocacy efforts, President Obama once again acknowledged International Credit Union Day, which has been celebrated since 1948 on the third Thursday of each October. The President's message reads in part: 

Credit unions were born out of the idea that we can derive strength from our unity. For generations, they have enabled people across our country to access financial services while contributing to the life of their community. On International Credit Union Day, we celebrate the ways these institutions have strengthened our Nation – whether through enabling Americans to save for retirement or take out a loan for the small business they have been dreaming about.  

The purpose of International Credit Union Day is to raise awareness about the vital role that credit unions play around the world and here at home in offering financial empowerment to their members and the communities they serve.  

CUNA would like to extend its appreciation in particular to Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Representatives Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Mark Pocan (D-WI), who contacted the Obama Administration directly to request acknowledgement of this important day.