CUANY Kicks Off ‘Don’t Tax My Credit Union’ Week in New York

ALBANY, NY (August 19, 2013) — Today marks the first day of the Credit Union Association of New York’s Don’t Tax My Credit Union Week. Throughout the week, credit unions across New York are being encouraged to engage their staff and members in contacting Congress with the “Don’t Tax My Credit Union” message.  The Association has posted several resources on its website at, from campaign links to social media resources.

To build additional awareness, a Don’t Tax My Credit Union Rally will be held at Association headquarters in Albany this Thursday. Beginning at 10:30 a.m., several area leaders will speak about the importance of the credit union tax exemption. Among the speakers are Association President/CEO William Mellin; Paula Stopera, president/CEO of CAP COM FCU; Curt Cecala, CEO of TCT FCU; Lucy Halstead, SVP/COO of First New York FCU; and Michael Tobler, president/CEO of Albany Firemen’s FCU. All credit union professionals, volunteer leaders and members are invited to attend the event.

The Association is also coordinating a statewide Don’t Tax My Credit Union postcard campaign, and nearly 100 credit unions are collecting staff/member signatures on postcards over the next several days. The postcards will be hand-delivered by the Association to the offices of Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand.

The Credit Union Association of New York has served as the trade association for the state’s credit unions for 96 years. New York credit unions have assets of more than $62 billion and serve 4.8 million members. To learn more about the Association, visit To find a credit union or learn more about the credit union movement, visit

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