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Online ‘Don’t Tax My CU’ Rally to be Held Today

Event will be hosted by journalist Paul Barry.

October 02, 2013
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CUNA and the leagues will host a national, online “Don’t Tax MY Credit Union” rally today from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

The first-of-its-kind event will take place at Credit Union House in Washington, D.C., and will be live streamed at DontTaxMyCreditUnion.org and on The Hill website.

Journalist Paul Barry, long-running emcee of CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference, will host the event, which will feature appearances by CUNA staff, league and credit union leaders—and credit union members from across the country.

Today's rally has incredible potential given recent successes with the "Don’t Tax Tuesday" events July 23 and Sept. 10, says CUNA CEO Bill Cheney. Those events generated thousands of direct messages to lawmakers urging them, “Don’t Tax My Credit Union.”

The principal focus of today's rally will be to encourage credit union advocates to contact Congress via email and social media—and to ask that Congress “Tweet us back” statements of support for the credit union tax exemption.

The “Tweet Congress” link on DontTaxMyCreditUnion.org will feature pre-loaded messages to that effect.

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