Transfer Day Founder Thanks Industry, Scorns Vermont Attack
Eight months after Bank Transfer Day, Kristen Christian, its California founder, reiterated her gratitude to both industry leaders as well as frontline staffers for providing her a life-changing appreciation of credit unions, something that she said has made her a better American.
Christian, whose Facebook postings last fall helped ignite the Nov. 5 anti-bank fervor triggering a flood of new accounts flowing into credit unions, told Credit Union Times the intervening months have been filled with national and international speech making, but the experiences have been humbling.
“Rather than conducting a personal attack on me, this man should devote his attention to the dedication and selfless good work credit unions are doing to ensure communities prosper,” said Christian.“Attempts to subdivide supporters of the initiative are counterproductive and contradicts the very foundation of the credit union mission.”
As for paid speaking engagements, Christian said she did receive a small stipend once after addressing a chapter lunch of the California Credit Union League. But, she stressed, she has no professional relationship or lobbying ties with CUNA or the leagues.