“Don’t Tax Tuesday”
When is it?
July 23, 2013
What is it?
With the impending tax reform
suggestion and language deadline approaching on July 26, 2013, it is crucial
that credit unions, along with credit union employees, members, and advocates,
further increase the online momentum that has been a constant force throughout
various social media platforms.
On July 23, 2013, CUNA is working
to endorse a “Don’t Tax Tuesday” (#DontTaxTuesday). This is an online advocacy day that seeks to
promote credit unions (#creditunions) and the “Don’t Tax My Credit Union”
(#DontTaxMyCU) campaign to the greatest extent before the tax reform
deadline. With the ever-increasing
presence that credit unions have in social media, this is a tremendous
opportunity to let Congress hear the voices of our 96 million credit union
members and 7,000 credit unions across the United States.
How can you participate?
Credit unions and individuals can
participate by tweeting to their respective Senators and Congressmen using the
#DontTaxMyCU hashtag. It can be as
simple as, “Please #DontTaxMyCU @SenatorWicker @SenThadCochran @GreggHarper” if
you lived in Mississippi’s 3rd Congressional District, or it can be
more personalized, “I was able to get a mortgage through my #creditunion b/c
it’s more affordable. #DontTaxMyCU @SenatorHagan @Senator Burr @RepReneeEllmers”
if you lived in North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District. Tweet or post whatever you can! You can find your legislators’ Twitter
handles here by
clicking on their picture below each of their names.
On Facebook you can include your
Senators and Representative in a post by typing the @ sign and then typing
their name. You can post similar things
on Facebook as is being done on Twitter.
Don’t forget about Vine
videos. These 6 second videos can be
easily done and sent to your legislators as well!
How can you help spread the word
about “Don’t Tax Tuesday?
CUNA will be pushing this out to
our credit union universe days in advance as a means of preparing everyone for
the day, and in efforts to help spread the message. Additionally, CUNA Advocacy will be pushing
this event out to its followers on Twitter
and Facebook as well. Please don’t hesitate to share this via your
social media outlets as well! We are
looking to get as much presence and traction online on July 23, 2013 in as many
effective ways as we can. Let’s try to
get #DontTaxMyCU trending on Twitter!
Congress will be forced to hear
how loud our 96 million credit union member voices are on this day!
more information about “Don’t Tax Tuesday” or if you need any assistance,
please contact Joe Joiner.