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30,000 Tax Advocacy Contacts Hit Capitol Hill
WASHINGTON (6/3/13)--More than 30,000 congressional contacts have been sparked by the May rollout of a key credit union advocacy effort, the "Don't Tax My Credit Union" campaign launched by the Credit Union National Association and the state credit union leagues.

The campaign and its progress of is discussed in the latest edition of CUNA's "Inside Exchange" video update. CUNA and the leagues announced the large-scale, nationwide grassroots-mobilization campaign in mid-May as the U.S. House and Senate are making broad-based tax reform a major priority.

In this week's video, Richard Gose, CUNA senior vice president of political affairs, tells CUNA Executive Vice President of Strategic Communications and Engagement Paul Gentile he is "excited" to report the large number of contacts credit union supporters have made, and how much traction their efforts have created on the social media front.



"We're starting to see a lot of people follow us, retweet us, and just really get the word out there," Gose says of the social media response. "This is all about getting (the message) pushed out to the members, and getting as deep as we can in terms of education and knowledge about the tax issue and why (members) need to engage," he adds.

The "Inside Exchange" videos were created to give CUNA another direct line of communication to member credit unions, and provide detailed insights into what's happening in Washington, D.C., in the legislative, regulatory and political arenas.

For more on this new video, and a previous video featuring CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney's comments on credit union advocacy efforts, use the resource link.
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