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CUNA and the Northwest Credit Union Association are urging credit union members and staff to tweet lawmakers today on the third “Don’t Tax Tuesday,” part of a nationwide grassroots effort designed to energize public support for credit unions’ tax-exempt status.
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. The event will stream live on the Internet at http://www.DontTaxMyCreditUnion.org.
Credit union members and advocates are invited to join in a “Don’t Tax My Credit Union” rally at The Credit Union House in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 2—even if they can’t actually make it to the nation’s capital. The event will stream live on the Internet at www.DontTaxMyCreditUnion.org.
Credit unions and their supporters welcomed Congress back from recess Tuesday with more than 5,000 Tweets and Facebook posts—more than double the number of “Don’t Tax My Credit Union” messages sent during the first “Don’t Tax Tuesday” event in July.
While congress is on recess this month, credit union advocates are keeping the tax discussion alive. The NWCUA is asking members to raise the roof and tweet the house today. Sample messages are available on the Association’s member website.
Northwest credit union advocates have sent 28,000 messages to Congress in support of the credit union tax exemption.
With the U.S. Senate facing a Friday deadline to submit tax reform ideas to the Senate Committee on Finance; Northwest credit union advocates amplified their support of the credit union tax model. They were part of a nationwide social media blitz Tuesday that was seen by nearly a million online followers, and they’ve also sent 20,000 direct messages to congress.
The NWCUA and CUNA are calling all credit unions to blitz the US Senate with social media messages July 23—“Don’t Tax Tuesday.” Senators have until Friday to submit their tax reform proposals. A persistent and passionate credit union voice may secure credit union’s tax status.
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