The foundation for a strong, nationwide credit union movement was set 80 years ago, on June 26, 1934, when President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Federal Credit Union Act into law, permitting credit unions to be formed across the nation.
Through the years, credit unions have grown in membership as services have expanded to meet the needs of members, from mortgage lending to education loans to digital banking.
CUNA has prepared materials to highlight the 80th anniversary of the enactment of the Federal Credit Union Act, which is Thursday, June 26. Materials include sample op-ed, a sample letter to the editor and sample social media messages and talking points to help you craft your messages.
Please note that in the sample op-ed, letter and social media messages, there are several instances where words are highlighted to indicate where a local touch should be added.