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Missouri CUs Were Front And Center On Virtual Rally
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (10/11/13)--
Click to view larger image Members at Arsenal CU, Arnold, Mo.--who were among thousands who participated in delivering the Don't Tax My Credit Union message to Congress during the national online rally Oct. 2-- hold up signs that say "I am a credit union member. Don't Tax My Credit Union. #DontTaxMyCU." To view an entire album members delivering that message, use the resource link.
Credit unions in Missouri did their part to share the "Don't Tax My Credit Union" message with lawmakers during Credit Union National Association's first  national virtual rally on Oct. 2, according the Missouri Credit Union Association.

The online event featured participation from leagues, credit unions and members across the U.S. drew 9,000 unique visitors to CUNA's www.DontTaxMyCreditUnion.org site, with 70% coming from first-time visitors. The online rally saw more than 2,300 e-mails from credit union advocates and nearly 2,200 tweets using the #DontTaxMyCU hashtag sent to members of Congress. The campaign overall has sent more than one million Don't Tax messages to Congress.

MCUA's website, like those of other leagues, outlined how it and Missouri credit unions participated in the rally.
Click to view larger image While credit unions and members delivered the Don't Tax My Credit Union message via Twitter, Facebook and other social media, some credit unions delivered it in person to members of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Here is a group of Missouri credit unions and Missouri Credit Union Association staff who participated in the Missouri-Kansas Hike the Hill Oct. 2. (Photos provided by the Missouri Credit Union Association)
The site features a video of the physical rally held at Credit Union House in Washington D.C., and the online activities of a number of credit unions in its state, including:
  • Arsenal CU, Arnold;
  • Community America CU, Kansas City;
  • Holy Rosary CU, Kansas City;
  • United CU, Mexico;
  • Electro Savings CU, St. Louis;
  • Mazuma CU, Kansas City;
  • St. Louis Community CU;
  • Vantage CU, Bridgeton;
  • BluCurrent CU, Springfield; and
  • United Consumers CU, Independence.
MCUA also provided links to Twitter and Facebook pages the credit unions and members used as well as examples of messages tweeted. Use the links to review the activities of each credit union.
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