Rally on Wednesday and Tell Congress: ‘Don’t Tax My Credit Union’

Thousands of credit union members and advocates are expected to join in a “Don’t Tax My Credit Union” rally in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday—even if they can’t actually make it to the nation’s capital.

A “virtual rally” will coincide with the physical gathering from 11 a.m.-noon, and the event will stream live on the Internet at http://www.DontTaxMyCreditUnion.org.

The online rally will include speakers, interviews and video conferences with credit union leaders and supporters from around the country, and participants will be encouraged to show their support by contacting members of Congress and tweeting with the hashtag #DontTaxMyCU.

“Rather than rallying supporters at the National Mall, like so many campaigns do, this movement will rally tens of thousands of credit union members nationwide,” says Bill Cheney, president and CEO of the Credit Union National Association, which is sponsoring the event. “Our digital engagement has been a tremendous success this year, and we hope that support will culminate with our virtual rally.”

Since launching in May, the Don’t Tax My Credit Union campaign has generated more than 900,000 messages to Congress, with 15,000 coming via social media. As part of the campaign, CUNA sponsored Don’t Tax Tuesdays in July and September; the second event alone generated 5,000 tweets, 600 Facebook posts and 8,000 messages to lawmakers.

The response from Northwest credit unions has mirrored the national effort. Oregon credit unions have made 184 toll-free calls, sent 15,370 emails, and tweeted 251 direct messages. In Washington, credit unions have made 263 toll-free calls, sent 16,157 emails, and tweeted 289 messages to legislators.

 

Questions? Contact Gary Stein: 503.350.2216, gstein@nwcua.org.

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