Even Lawmakers Tweet: ‘I Agree #DontTaxMyCU’
The “Don’t Tax My Credit Union” message lit up Twitter yesterday–the day the Credit Union National Association declared as DontTaxMyCU Tuesday. And at least two congressmen were willing to join in–tweeting agreement with the “Don’t Tax” message, and one adding that credit unions are an “essential banking option” to consumers in his state.
U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) tweeted in support of credit unions tax-exempt status from his handle@RepLloydDoggett with these words: “I support credit unions as essential banking options to all Texans. Having worked with #creditunions for 3+ decades, I agree #Don’tTaxMyCU.”
Also, Rep. David Scott (D-Ga.) tweeted a reply directly to Delta Community CU’s post. The lawmaker agreed that the credit union’s members, many of whom reside in his district, “should not be taxed for using a non-for-profit CU.”
CUNA’s staff was busy Tuesday monitoring the day-long deluge of tweets in CUNA’s one-day social media campaign to send a unified message to Capitol Hill that a tax on credit unions would be a tax on 96 million member-owners.
“Things are still in progress, but we’re happy with what we’re seeing so far,” said Trey Hawkins, CUNA’s vice president of political affairs. CUNA will have a report today about the number of contacts made with the nation’s lawmakers expressing the need to preserve credit unions’ tax-exempt status, he told News Now Tuesday.
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