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Participate in a nationwide tax advocacy rally October 2


Join credit union supporters from across the country from the comfort of your own computer during the Virtual Don't Tax My Credit Union Rally, Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 1-2 p.m. Central Time. The rally, hosted from Credit Union House in Washington, D.C., will feature speakers, interviews and video conferences with credit union leaders and supporters nationwide. To join the rally, simply log on to


ImageWhat's at stake


Grassroots supporters of credit unions are urging lawmakers to preserve as part of tax reforms the federal tax exemption credit unions receive as not-for-profit, member-owned cooperatives. Credit unions’ tax-exempt structure, which allows credit unions to put the best interests of people before profits, preserves $8 billion in annual benefits for 93 million consumers nationwide.


Even if a tax reform bill does not advance this session, a strong voice in support of credit unions will be crucial to preserve the current tax status because the decisions made today are the likely starting point from which tax reform deliberations continue.

"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 online," said Bill Cheney, president and CEO of CUNA.


To date, the campaign has generated over 900,000 messages to members of Congress, 15,000 of which have come via social media. Several Wisconsin credit unions have surpassed individual goals as part of a dedicated week of advocacy – an effort that has ranked our state 9th in the nation for total contacts to Congress.


Credit unions are urged to use materials provided by The League and CUNA to engage their staff, directors and members in this advocacy.


The website allows you to send a pre-written email to Congress in just seconds. A sample letter is also available for members to sign in your lobby.


Questions? Contact Sarah Wainscott at (608) 514-0086. Please report your totals for contacts to Congress that your credit union coordinates outside the website.

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