Don't Miss Out on 'DontTaxMyCU Tuesday'

Monday, July 22, 2013 11:00:00 AM

CUs Encouraged to Push the ‘Don’t Tax My CU’ Message on Social Media Tomorrow

WASHINGTON – With this Friday as the cutoff date for senators to submit their tax reform recommendations to Senate Finance Committee leaders, CUNA and leagues are launching ‘DontTaxMyCU Tuesday’ tomorrow, July 23rd, a single-day social media punch for making credit unions’ voices heard in advance of the deadline.

To impress on senators the message "Don't Tax My Credit Union," CUNA and the leagues are mounting a campaign on Twitter tomorrow in which all credit unions and their supporters are asked to tweet "#DontTaxMyCU," aimed at their lawmakers in both the Senate and the House. Please be sure to include the hashtag “#DontTaxMyCU.”

"Tuesday is a terrific opportunity to get everyone to send one tweet or one Facebook post to their senators and House members, reminding them that we are paying attention to their actions," Trey Hawkins, vice president of CUNA political affairs, said. "We have had a constant stream of support for the Don't Tax My Credit Union campaign since we launched—and this is the next step in taking that support to the next level of activism."

The initiative intends to utilize the credit union community's growing presence on social media to instantly enforce a final unified message to Capitol Hill that a tax on credit union would be a tax on their 96 million member-owners.

"Even if you have used social media efforts in the past to support the 'Don't Tax My CU' campaign, please do it again on Tuesday to magnify the impact," Hawkins added.

The message can be as simple as “Please #DontTaxMyCU [@twitter handle of your senator here].” To find your lawmakers’ twitter handles, click here.

For more information on ‘DontTaxMyCU Tuesday’, including sample tweets and helpful instructions, click here

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