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CU DEVELOPMENT EDUCATORS
|Graduates of the Winter 2015 CU Development Educators Training stand with training staff at the American Airlines Training & Conference Center in Dallas, Texas.
02/02/15 02:30 PM
Forty-three credit union professionals became certified CU Development Educators
after being guided by eight program facilitators and mentors in the intensive Credit Union Development Education (DE) Training from the National Credit Union Foundation. Of the 43, two were from California: Kristin Crellin from SchoolsFirst FCU and Ricardo Flores from SCE FCU. DE Training provides critical lessons in cooperative principles, credit union philosophy, and international development issues, while incorporating challenges facing credit unions.
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From the Editors of CU Weekly
'PATENT TROLLS' EXAMINED AT HEARING
|Rep. Judy Chu, D-CA
11/05/13 09:21 AM
Congresswoman Recognizes CUs
Last week the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on H.R. 3309, the “Innovation Act,” which would improve the patent system to promote American innovation and competitiveness legislation offered by Reps. Judy Chu, D-CA, and Darrell Issa, R-CA.
While introducing her legislation, Chu expressed concern about patent troll abuses and their effects on local institutions, including the credit unions in her district. In her statement, Chu formally recognized how abuses in the current system forced "local credit unions in Southern California… to settle in a lawsuit over features on their websites."
Three weeks ago, while the federal government was shut down, Chu's staff met with representatives of the California Credit Union League to fully understand the impact patent trolls were having on credit unions and the threat they pose to their operations, especially at a time when many credit unions are returning to good financial condition.
Click here to read Chu's full statement entered into the Congressional Record.