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CUs Endorse Tax Reform Proposal on 'Thank You Thursday'

Twitter campaign praises Reps. Camp, Levin for draft maintaining CUs' tax status.

March 14, 2014

Credit union advocates showered support Thursday on House Ways and Means Committee members for omitting credit unions from the committee’s draft tax code reforms.

Thank You ThursdayCUNA’s “Thank You Thursday” social media blitz exposed more than 250,000 Twitter users to the message that a tax on not-for-profit credit unions is a tax on their nearly 100 million members.

The campaign, an offshoot of the “Don’t Tax My Credit Union” effort, centered its attention on committee chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich. and ranking member Sandy Levin, D-Mich.

It’s not too late for advocates to express their support. Tweet legislators using this easy form, which automatically populates the handle for a House Ways and Means Committee member.

Or, create a personal message to legislators on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #DontTaxMyCU.

CUNA created "Don’t Tax My Credit Union" in 2013 in anticipation of a tax reform draft. More than one million contacts to the U.S. Congress have been generated under that program. Engagement spiked during a pair of “Don’t Tax Tuesdays” on July 23 and Sept. 10, and again on the eve of Rep. Camp's release of his tax reform discussion draft last month.