WASHINGTON — A petition has been launched to press the White House to change the way people are nominated for the NCUA board, and it now has 30 days to reach 100,000 signatures in order to get a response from the administration.

The petition drive, at petition.whitehouse.gov, is being led by Chip Filson, president of Callahan & Associates, who is pushing for a nomination process that will focus on the "cooperative principles" of credit unions. At a press conference prior to the launch of CUNA's GAC here, Filson, who announced his own candidacy for the NCUA board under his proposed process for nominations, said his goals are threefold: to put the cooperative principles at the center of how decisions are made at NCUA; to provide every credit union stakeholder an opportunity to participate in the process (including CU members), and to provide a framework or vision for how a cooperative regulator performs in the 21st century.

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