As Congress continues
themost serious attempt at tax reform in
decades, Wisconsin credit unions and their
members have continued their strong grassroots advocacy and enthusiasm
for protecting the credit union corporate income tax and the REAL Solutions® credit unions
provide. Credit unions can offer the valued services and products
that put people before profit because of their cooperative structure and corporate tax
Throughout Phase III of Wisconsin’s "Don’t Tax My Credit Union"
advocacy efforts, credit unions can illustrate what’s at
risk and encourage grassroots support by:
Enlisting the help of young professionals to
showcase the member and community benefits that are possible thanks to
credit unions’ tax status and cooperative structure, such
as in-school branches.
Offering members the opportunity to protect
their financial institution by asking them to sign Don’t
Tax My Credit Union postcards.
Using social media to drive staff and members
to www.DontTaxMyCreditUnion.org to view the video and contact Congress. Social media
like Facebook and Twitter offer great opportunities to connect the need
to protect credit unions tax exemption, through stories of credit
unions’ benefits for individuals, families, small businesses,
local organizations and communities, with an easy way to advocate with a
pre-written email to legislators.