VANCOUVER, Wash. — The chief economist of CUNA Mutual Group,David Colby, Wednesday joined in the industry call for creditunions to make their best case to lawmakers and the public as astable financial force “considering this is not our turmoil orsomething we are part of.”

At the same time, CUs understand the perilous conditions facingthe nation and are prepared to do their part in serving borrowers“during this difficult time in the cycle,” declared Colby, afeatured speaker at the annual convention of the Washington CreditUnion League convened here this week.

In a related matter, Colby confirmed that his boss, Jeff Post,president/CEO of CUNA Mutual, canceled his speech to the groupWednesday “to deal with business-related issues.” The two were toappear on a panel session at the league session.

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