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CU Advocate Meets with Rep. Frank Wolf

Fairfax County Federal Credit Union CEO Joe Thomas took advantage of the Congressional August recess to meet with Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10) on Monday.

Wolf, a credit union member himself, co-sponsored the milestone Credit Union Membership Access Act (H.R. 1151) in 1998, demonstrated his usual caution when... More

Bronco FCU Representatives Meet with Rep. Forbes

Bronco Federal Credit Union CEO Brian Hedgepeth, joined by staff members Pam Vaughan and Pam Lease, met with Rep. Randy Forbes on Wednesday as part of our effort to stay in touch with lawmakers during the August recess.

Advocates began the meeting seeking the Congressman’s current stance on the credit... More

Credit Union Advocates Meet with Rep. Scott Rigell

Credit union advocates from Chartway Federal Credit Union and ABNB Federal Credit Union held a frank discussion with Rep. Scott Rigell on Monday in his district office on the credit union tax exemption and other  topics.

ABNB CEO Carl Ratcliff joined with Chartway representatives -- Kim Little (Regional... More

Rep. Morgan Griffith Supports Credit Union Tax Exemption

Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-9th) is quoted in Eastman Credit Union's recent newsletter as supporting the preservation of credit unions' tax exemption.

U.S. Representative Morgan Griffith supports the mission of credit unions and he understands the important role that credit unions play... More

Rep. Rob Wittman Reaffirms Support for Credit Union Tax Exemption

Rep. Rob Wittman (R-1) once again pledged his support of the credit union tax exemption and promised a letter on qualified mortgages to the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) when Representatives from 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union and BayPort Credit Union met with him Monday in his district... More

'Don't Tax' Message Hits Its Mark: More Than 800,000

WASHINGTON (7/24/13 UPDATED 11:10 a.m. ET)--More than 875,397 people, including members of Congress and their Twitter followers, saw the "Don't Tax My Credit Union" message on the Credit Union National Association's DontTaxMyCU Tuesday. 
The message that lit up Twitter reached its mark... More

CommonWealthOne FCU Video: 'Tax Exemption Important To You'

That’s the message in the Alexandria-based CommonWealth One FCU's educational video that explains the cooperative business model and how benefits of the credit union tax advantage are passed on to members. The effort is part of CUNA and the Leagues' “Don’t’ Tax My Credit Union” campaign.

CUNA: Don't Miss Out On 'DontTaxMyCU Tuesday'

(From CUNA's News Now)
WASHINGTON (7/22/13)--Maximizing the power of social media to make a single-day punch for credit unions in advance of a Senate deadline for tax reform recommendations is the drive behind 'DontTaxMyCU Tuesday,' a Twitter event sponsored by the Credit Union National Association and... More

Credit Unions Step Up Efforts in 'Don’t Tax My Credit Union' Campaign

Virginians have made more than 9,000 contacts to Congress urging them keep the credit union tax exemption.

DuPont Community CEO Gerald Hershey has posted on the DCCU website the letter sent out to members, which reads in part: "Taxing credit unions like DCCU could destroy credit unions as we know... More

In Letters to Sens. Warner and Kaine, League Asks for Their Leadership on Preserving CU Tax Exemption

Last week, in letters to Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, your League asked for their leadership in helping preserve the credit union tax exemption.

Sen. Max Baucus, who is helping lead the Senate's tax reform effort, has asked all his fellow senators to forward their thoughts by July 26, on which tax... More

Congressmen Support Tax Exemption

Earlier this week League President Rick Pillow attended a fundraiser for Del. Kathy Byron, a Lynchburg delegate who sits on House Commerce and Labor. Her special guest was Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-6), who told Pillow that he supports the tax exempt status for credit unions. We also read in the Eastman... More

Thank You, BayLands FCU, for Your DTMCU Participation!

BayLands reports that it has asked its Board to go through “donttaxmycreditunion.org” and send emails to our Senators and Congressmen. Staff have been asked to do the same. Members will be asked in the credit union’s newsletter this month.

The credit union reports that they have had at least... More

Credit Unions Meet with Cantor Staff with the Message: Don’t Tax Our Credit Unions!

Representatives from Virginia Credit Union… both staff and members … and staff from  Entrust and Chesterfield as well as the League  and the chairman of the League’s Governmental Affairs Committee met with two staffers from Rep. Eric Cantor’s district office in Glen Allen on Thursday... More

100,000 Contacts To Congress and Still Counting; Virginia Tallies More Than 5,700 Contacts!

The Credit Union National Association reports that nationally credit union members have made 102,512 contacts to Representatives and Senators through the www.donttaxmycreditunion.org website and telephoning. Virginia alone contributed 5,766 contacts. This is an amazing response to our campaign for our... More

CU Grassroots Tax Status Advocacy Effort Builds

Credit unions and their members already are heeding the call from the Credit Union National Association and the state credit union leagues to deliver this message to federal lawmakers: Don't Tax My Credit Union. And CUNA continues to add resources to its Tax Status Toolkit to support advocacy efforts... More

League Attends Fundraiser for Sen. Kaine

League President Rick Pillow and Director of Governmental Affairs Karin Sherbin attended a fundraiser for Sen. Tim Kaine at our lobbying firm of Hunton & Williams in Richmond Monday morning. Hunton lobbyist Heidi Abbott hosted the event, which was attended by about a dozen people in addition to League... More

'Don't Tax My Credit Union!' Action Alert and Webinar Invite

We have launched a National Action Alert on the Credit Union Tax Status. We strongly urge you to mobilize your credit unions’ employees, volunteers and members to ensure success in preserving the credit union tax exemption. 

Background

CUNA’s best legislative intelligence confirms what the... More

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