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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

Tax Options Paper Gets CUNA 'Inside Exchange' Spotlight

The threat level of credit unions of tax reform--raised by the release June 13 of a "tax options" paper by the Senate Finance Committee--is explored in the latest episode of "Inside Exchange," the Credit Union National Association's video series of key legislative, regulatory and... 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

Four League-Endorsed Candidates Win in Primaries; Two Fall Short

Four League-endorsed political candidates won their primary challenges June . They are Democrat Rosalyn Dance of Petersburg, and Republicans Bobby Orrock of Thornburg and Todd Gilbert of  Woodstock. Endorsed candidate John Cosgrove, Republican of Chesapeake, earlier won his primary for the right... More

League Helps Welcome Past Three House Speakers to Lynchburg

Del. Orrock Visits Virginia CU Branch

Del. Bobby Orrock (R-54) is in a primary fight, and has earned the endorsement of the League. Earlier this week, Virginia Credit Union offered its support by inviting the delegate to visit its Fredericksburg branch, which is in his district, later posting a photo of the visit on its Facebook page.... 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

Senate CU MBL Bill Gets CFA Backing

The Small Business Lending Enhancement Act (S. 968) would "expand access to affordable credit for small businesses and help strengthen local marketplaces that serve consumers well," the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) said in a letter to Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.).
S. 968, which was introduced... More

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