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CapWiz Updated with Thank You Letter to Congress   (Misc News: August 21, 2013)

Fifteen of 16 members of Michigan's congressional delegation have provided strong statements in support of the credit union tax exemption or in strong support of the credit union industry.

Now it’s time to thank them.

MCUL & Affiliates has posted a sample letter on CapWiz that you and your members can use to personalize. The letter thanks Michigan’s representatives and senators who have issued statements of support for the federal credit union income tax exemption. Click here to view the letter in CapWiz.

CapWiz allows users to easily personalize the letter. Users enter their Zip Code to find the appropriate lawmakers and can easily send a letter with just a few clicks. Share the link across all of your networks and invite your members to take part in the efforts to reach out to lawmakers.

Congress is currently considering a complete overhaul of the federal tax code. Because congressional leaders said that they were starting with a “clean sheet of paper,” credit unions have started a movement to let their elected leaders know that they want the credit union tax exemption to go back in the new tax code.

MCUL & Affiliates received statements of support for the tax exemption from Democrats Sen. Debbie Stabenow and Sen. Carl Levin. In the House, the league has received statements of support for the tax exemption from Democrats Dan Kildee, Gary Peters, Sander Levin, John Conyers and John Dingell and Republicans David Camp, Mike Rogers, Tim Walberg and Kerry Bentivolio. In addition, Reps. Fred Upton, Bill Huizenga and Candice Miller have provided statements that support the credit union industry but don't specifically mention the tax exemption.

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