NWCUA Tool Kit Makes it Easy to Share the GAC Story with Colleagues Back Home

#GoingtoGAC? #SharetheStory!

Okay, those aren’t real hashtags for next week’s Governmental Affairs Conference, but credit union advocates in Oregon and Washington are certainly hoping that their colleagues will keep them up to date on all of the happenings in Washington, D.C., by using social media channels like Facebook and Twitter.

Staying connected at #CUNAGAC is easy:

  • Throughout the event, attendees can email photos, quotes, impressions and comments to media@nwcua.org. The Northwest Credit Union Association will use as much of that material as possible on its Anthem blog and in posts to the Association’s Facebook page.
  • A special social media tool kit contains links to the Facebook pages and Twitter accounts of all four Northwest senators and all 15 of the region’s representatives. Take time now to “like” those pages and follow those accounts.
  • Hit the ground running by scheduling messages now, using free services such as TweetDeck. The NWCUA’s tool kit contains suggested messages and topics.
  • During the week, keep the conversations going with live tweets from general and breakout sessions, from concerts and receptions, and especially from “Hike the Hill” visits with lawmakers. Don’t forget to use the #CUNAGAC hashtag and alert your colleagues with @nwcua.
  • Get ready for “Don’t Tax Tuesday.”  Add an exclamation point to your advocacy efforts and join your colleagues back home in making sure Congress understands the importance of credit unions’ tax-exempt status. Use the Tweet Congress tool at www.DontTaxMyCreditUnion.org or the NWCUA’s tool kit; both include Congressional Twitter handles and a variety of sample tweets. Make sure to use the #DontTaxMyCU and #DontTaxTuesday hashtags throughout the day.

More than 225 representatives from Oregon and Washington credit unions will represent the Northwest at GAC next week. Jennifer Wagner, the NWCUA’s senior vice president for advocacy, says they’ve got an important message to deliver about the way national issues — like the massive data breach at Target stores — have impacted credit unions throughout the region.

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

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