*** NFL PETITION ***
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Thank you for your participation in the USAA Member NFL Petition encouraging USAA to Stop its Sponsorship of the NFL.
Now that we have the Petition process started the next step is for all of you to make contact with other USAA Members and let them know how to participate in this NFL Petition if they so desire.
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USAA, What Will It Take?
10-04-2017 05:24 PM
It is said that change occurs when the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of changing. How many more military personnel are going to have to leave our USAA Family on a daily basis over this NFL issue? How many more thousands of comments on this issue will your members have to send you on our community forum? USAA, How much more pain will it take?
It always works best when the Senior Mgmt of an organization shares and supports the views of the Member Base they represent. Let us be clear, USAA's Member Base consists of Patriotic, Country Loving, Flag Loving, American Military Patriots who ask not what their Country can do for them but ask what they can do for their Country. That is who we are. That is your Member Base, the US Military. And that is what makes USAA Unique from the other 31 Sponsors of the NFL.
Your Corporate Obligation to support your USAA Member Base on issues that are very important to them and your Corporate Obligation to hold our USAA Family together should take priority over whatever your reasons are for continuing your Sponsorship of the NFL.
If those are not USAA's priorities and if the viewpoints of the Senior Mgmt and the Member Base differ that greatly on such core beliefs then maybe the best solution for all concerned and for USAA as an organization is for the Senior Mgmt to move on to some other Company with a customer base that shares their views and then let the appropriate USAA Governing Body find new Corporate Leaders who are in full agreement with the views of the USAA Member Base and who will continue on with supporting the Proud Military Values and Traditions that were so well supported by General McDermott during his term as USAA CEO. Then the conflict can finally come to an end and we can all live happily ever after.
END OF THE NFL PETITION
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USAA MEMBER COMMENTS
5 Oct 17
Total Replies: 15
10-05-2017 03:01 PM
If USAA cannot stand for the flag by pulling ads from the NFL, then I will take all my business somewhere else. Shame on the USAA leadership. You need to be fired.
10-05-2017 03:12 PM
Stop sponsorship on NFL. This 40 yr member is disappointed in your leadership. The CEO needs to make a statement on his decision.
10-05-2017 03:13 PM
It's PAINFULLY obvious that there NEEDS to be a change somewhere, or, you're not going to have ANY members to deal with. From this NFL quagmire to, even more importantly, the absolutely mediocre service given to we members, you're hemorrhaging customers at an alarming rate! I used to be a rah rah guy for USAA,but now, I'm looking elsewhere to do my business. If you're curious about my predicament, feel free to peruse the "You guys STINK" post here.
Danny in Denver
10-05-2017 03:45 PM
I'd like to also know what perks and/or gratuities senior leadership receives from the NFL. This is a disgrace - pull the sponsorship.
10-05-2017 03:46 PM
I will share it with all who I know are members of USAA.
10-05-2017 04:55 PM
USAA has forgot who butters their bread! Well said!
10-05-2017 05:19 PM
I agree, they have made their choice that the nfl is more important than us members, I have made my choice my country is more important! I am one of the many leaving usaa!
10-05-2017 05:30 PM
Currently deployed with a lot of things to do but I'll make time to change banks if USAA doesn't do something soon.
10-05-2017 05:32 PM
If USAA continues to support the NFL over it’s members at least do so honestly. Replace the picture of the little girl hugging her father on your site with NFL kneelers.
10-05-2017 05:46 PM
Shame on USAA "leadership". As a 38 year member I've closed my investments, will do so on Visa card, and shopping for all of my home and auto insurance. Enough stonewallings and liberal excuses. Out!
10-05-2017 05:54 PM
Over paid pampered players shouldn’t be allowed to disgrace the flag. USAA needs to drop the NFL. Surely they can find other sponsors more worthy.
Member since '95
10-05-2017 06:20 PM
Here is a link to their marketing committee page in the bylaws.
USAA Marketing Committee
10-05-2017 07:13 PM
Boy, just astounded at the tone deafness of the executive committee. The NFL no longer deserves to be funded with USAA dollars. If they continue to stonewall the membership I will also pull my assets out of USAA. To bad but I cannot stomach this much longer.
10-05-2017 07:20 PM
Couldn't agree more with this petition. If USSA doesn't reflect the views of its members....what's the point of membership?
10-05-2017 08:52 PM
cant wait till election time,,,
4 Oct 17
Total Replies: 4
10-04-2017 06:04 PM
Well said!! Thank you !
10-04-2017 06:04 PM
We are not taking issue with whatever the topic is the players are protesting, we are taking issue with the manner in which the players are protesting. Combine that thought with USAA's unique affiliation with the US Military, and you would think most people would understand USAA telling the NFL that whenever you get back to only playing football let us know and we'll reconsider starting our Sponsorship again.
10-05-2017 06:09 AM
It is time to seek out new leadership. A board that has shared values. I cannot imagine what the current board is thinking or the contractual obligation they have with the NFL. The pain of not changing is going to get intense in my opinion.
Susan B Anthony
10-04-2017 06:14 PM
The board of directors are elected to one year terms at the Annual General meeting, which always is sometime within the first 90 days of the calendar year. They in turn elect all the officers of the company. Perhaps the time for members to constructively influence the company is at the annual general meeting.
User Love our Country (Opens a pop up layer) Contributor
USAA, stop supporting the NFL who disrespects our country, flag, anthem and the men and woman who've died for our freedoms or I'll take my country loving business elsewhere.
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User Defendor (Opens a pop up layer) Occasional Contributor
I agree with this petition. This has gone on for far to long. Executive change must happen. My wife and I have opened up a new account with a local credit union, transferred direct deposit and will have vacated accounts by the end of Oct. Watching the pro (fake) military USAA commercials make me sick. We (USAA members) know the truth. We demand change!
User Al20 (Opens a pop up layer) Contributor
Agreed, the protests by the NFL are very disrespectful to those who have served, currently serving and their families. The NATIONAL ANTHEM is not the right platform to protest and the NFL has clearly sent the message they don’t care if they are disrespecting the military and they are going to continue to use the National Anthem as their platform rather than changing platforms. USAA - Please stand with us.