The NAFCU Journal May - June 2018 - 56

FROM THE PRESIDENT'S DESK

The Time to Act Is Now
By B. Dan Berger, NAFCU President and CEO

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AFCU entered 2018 determined to do more to support
its members and ensure that
you have what you need to
provide the best services and products
now and well into the future. As your
Washington watchdog, we have led -
and will continue to pursue - an aggressive advocacy strategy to accomplish this.
We are stepping up our efforts as the
industry's leading advocate on federal
issues to give all credit unions the best
chance to grow and succeed. That means
being in constant contact with lawmakers and regulators to reduce the regulatory burden credit unions face, level the
playing field within the financial services
industry and safeguard credit unions'
ability to offer safe, affordable services
and products to your members.
Over the past 12 months, the credit
union industry has faced and prevailed

on issues critical to its success, including
defending the credit union tax exemption through tax reform negotiations.
And while we still have some challenges
ahead, such as addressing the rash of
demand letters and lawsuits being pursued under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and enacting a strong
national data security standard, know
that our focus on realizing success for
credit unions is as strong as ever.
Through NAFCU's efforts, it has been
credit unions' activism that has made
the difference. The tax reform fight was
a shining example of how powerful the
credit union industry is when it highlights all the good it does for the nation.
It's undeniable, and that's why we need
your continued support.
In order to achieve progress in the
coming months, it's imperative that
credit unions continue to demonstrate
to decision-makers in Washington the
benefits the industry provides to millions
of Americans, especially those in underserved and underbanked communities.
That, paired with anecdotes that demonstrate just how hard it can be to operate
in today's crushing regulatory system,
will lead to change.
We will soon be in the federal midterm
election season, during which new

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representatives and senators will take
office. This time provides great opportunities for credit unions to make their
voices heard to elected officials and candidates. Remember that your members
are their constituents, giving them every
reason to listen to you and hear your
concerns. NAFCU and our member
credit unions will continue to support
those candidates who champion credit
union issues, such as regulatory relief
and transparency and efficiency in
government. But regardless of who
is elected, rest assured they will be
educated on the credit union industry's
priorities and ways in which Congress
can offer relief.
On the regulatory front, NAFCU will
continue to work closely with leadership at the NCUA and Consumer
Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to
review rules and processes that could be
updated - or completely eliminated -
in order to provide credit unions with
much-needed regulatory relief.
NAFCU will continue its advocacy on
behalf of the industry, and we know that
our accomplishments are due to the
steadfast support of you, our members.
Connect with Dan Berger on Twitter
@BDanBerger and on his blog at
www.nafcu.org/berger-leadership-blog.

It's imperative that credit unions
continue to demonstrate to decision-makers
in Washington the benefits the industry
provides to millions of Americans.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The NAFCU Journal May - June 2018

Conferences
From the Chair
Washington and Industry Briefs
Trump, Credit Union CEOs Discuss Issues at White House
Growth Strategies
In Cybersecurity We Trust?
The New Landscape of Mobile Banking
2018 Annual Conference Exhibitor Directory
Executive Spotlight
Management Insight
Compliance Central
Inside NAFCU Services
The NAFCU Journal May - June 2018 - Cover1
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The NAFCU Journal May - June 2018 - Conferences
The NAFCU Journal May - June 2018 - From the Chair
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The NAFCU Journal May - June 2018 - Washington and Industry Briefs
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The NAFCU Journal May - June 2018 - Trump, Credit Union CEOs Discuss Issues at White House
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The NAFCU Journal May - June 2018 - Growth Strategies
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The NAFCU Journal May - June 2018 - In Cybersecurity We Trust?
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