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.
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.
A U.S. District judge Monday dismissed three lawsuits--including one by the National Credit Union Administration--brought against U.S. Bank National Association and Bank of America, National Association regarding their duties as trustees of residential mortgage-backed securities.