Details of CUNA/NWCUA “Don’t Tax My Credit Union” Campaign Focus of Webinar Tomorrow

Northwest credit unions are encouraged to register for and participate in a national webinar tomorrow unveiling more resources in the fight to protect the credit union tax exemption.

The webinar is being hosted by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and is supported by the Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA). With all tax exemptions under the microscope in Congress, resources are being provided to help credit unions engage their teams and their members in a grassroots advocacy campaign.

During the webinar, more details of the “Don’t Tax My Credit Union” campaign will be revealed. The webinar is scheduled for noon Pacific Time tomorrow—Wednesday, May 22, 2013.

In addition to introducing credit unions to the advocacy resources, the national webinar will feature a legislative briefing on the tax situation facing credit unions.

CUNA, the NWCUA and other affiliated state leagues last week launched a large-scale, nationwide grassroots-mobilization campaign urging the nation’s 96 million credit union members to deliver a united message to Congress: “Don’t tax my credit union!”

The campaign is being launched at a time when Congress has made broad-based tax reform a major priority. The initiative will urge Capitol Hill lawmakers as part of any final tax reform plan to preserve the federal tax exemption credit unions receive as not-for-profit, member-driven cooperatives.

“It’s rare that credit unions call upon their members to take action, but our members will be the best spokespeople we have, especially on an issue as vital to our future as this,” CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney said.

Registration for the free Webinar is available here.

Additional information on the “Don’t Tax My Credit Union’ campaign is available at www.donttaxmycreditunion.org.

CUNA’s Credit Union Tax Status Advocacy Toolkit is available here. The NWCUA is preparing state-specific toolkits with additional resources, which will be shared with Northwest CEOs later this month.

 

Questions? Contact Lynn Heider: 503.350.2225, lheider@nwcua.org.

 

 

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