WI credit unions outpace individual goals for tax advocacy
Several Wisconsin credit unions have already surpassed 100% of individual goals that are part of their "Don't Tax My Credit Union" advocacy. And they're finding some creative ways to get this message in front of more members and the Wisconsin Congressional delegation during the ever-important August recess.
Credit unions have been working hard to direct their employees, directors and members to the grassroots action page, www.DontTaxMyCreditUnion.org, where a message to Congress can be sent in seconds. And by working in concert with The League to concentrate grassroots response during a dedicated week of advocacy, several have already exceeded initial benchmarks.
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"First Community CU of Beloit achieved an impressive 1,341% of its goal," said VP of Government Affairs Tom Liebe. "That is far and away the biggest increase in grassroots contacts on the tax issue by an individual Wisconsin credit union, and should encourage other credit unions that achieving their targets is indeed within their reach."
"I'd encourage all credit unions to share with
us any strategies that have worked best for them so that we can share it
with others," Liebe added. Shared resources from The League, CUNA and credit
unions are accessible from The League's
He also reminds credit unions that tagging your representatives in Congress in tweets and using the hashtag #DontTaxMyCU not only helps track these messages, but also ensures that they reach the legislative audience. Wisconsin lawmakers are frequent users of social media to communicate with constituents.
Telemundo recently published a Don't Tax My Credit Union
story that may be helpful to share with Spanish-speaking
Even if a tax reform bill does not advance this session, Liebe notes, the decisions made today are the likely starting point from which tax reform deliberations continue.
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