We’ve been pretty active in advocacy and political fundraising among our members and employees. At a recent all-staff meeting we discussed the pend...
From Dan Berger, President of NAFCU, Arlington, Va.
Political advocacy is a marathon, not a sprint, and progress may seem slow at times. We understand your frustration, but we urge you to keep up the fight because much of what occurs in Washington is laying the groundwork for future action through networking and relationship-building.
Picture a wall. You push against the wall, and it doesn’t budge. There are other forces on the other side of that wall pushing against you. The fact that the wall doesn’t move in itself can be a victory. But if the forces on the other side lose momentum, we need to be pushing at that very moment. And that’s how it works sometimes. At the drop of a hat, opportunities arise. Those that are active, consistent and dedicated win out. And always remember, you must be in the game in order to win the game.
We greatly appreciate the grassroots and fundraising done by our members because it is extremely important not just for the survival of the credit union industry but to create an environment for which to thrive.