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Is CU History Still Relevant?

Our history helps build the framework people rely on when they think about CUs.
Mark Condon
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Now that the movement has surpassed $1 trillion in total assets, does our history still matter?
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Don’t Write Off This Latest Threat

With Americans struggling to stay afloat, CUs must fight to represent them.
Mark Condon
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Even if Congress does nothing as the midterm 2014 elections approach, the credit union tax exemption is always at risk.
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Rebuild the Great American Middle Class

CUs must galvanize around uplifting workers stung by the Great Recession.
Mark Condon
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Many workers have fallen out of the middle class due to converging economic, political, social, and technological trends that began in the 1970s.
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Life Among Men and Not Among Angels

We can apply the lessons of ‘Lincoln’ to CUs’ legislative battles.
Mark Condon
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Taxation is our line in the sand.
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The Bridge

A Man of Integrity

Warren Morrow was a visionary for CUs and for the Hispanic community-at-large.
Mark Condon
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His handshake was as good as a contract.
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The Bridge

When Work Disappears

Jobs may be the biggest factor confronting our country today.
Mark Condon
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The lack of work is a far bigger issue than the few who mooch off government.
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The Bridge

Are We Losing Empathy?

The recession is sowing seeds of income segregation.
Mark Condon
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The poverty rate is back up to 15%—that’s 46 million people. Clearly, the ups and downs of our economy.
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The Lifelong Consequences of Student Debt

The default rate on student loans, overall, is close to 9%.
Mark Condon
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U.S. student debt is about $1 trillion and growing, and defaults are climbing. It’s entirely possible this trend might evolve into a crisis.
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 A Passageway to Prosperity

CUs have always been a bridge from economic challenge to economic opportunity.
Mark Condon
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Never forget that credit unions—above all other financial services providers—serve as a bridge from economic challenge to economic opportunity for millions of American consumers and their families.
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'Behind the Beautiful Forevers'

Mark Condon
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It has become increasingly common in the U.S. to blame the least among us, as well as those who have suffered most from the Great Recession, for their own problems.
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