CUNA Calls for Third Donít Tax My CU Tuesday (Misc News: February 24, 2014)
With rumors swirling that U.S. Rep. David Camp will release a long-awaited tax reform proposal this week, CUNA is calling on credit union social media activists to take part in Don’t Tax My CU Tuesday, version 3.0.
CUNA said bank lobbyists are running ads in Washington this week calling on Congress to tax credit unions.
As with CUNA’s previous Don’t Tax My CU Tuesday efforts, CUNA is calling on credit union supporters to engage lawmakers and fellow advocates on social media. Visit www.DontTaxMyCreditUnion.org and click on the “Tweet Your Legislators” icon at the top. Or just create your own personal messages and share them with lawmakers on their Facebook and Twitter pages. Use the hashtag #DontTaxMyCU.
This will be the third time CUNA has called on credit union social media users to take part in Don’t Tax My CU Tuesday.
Camp is chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, the chief tax-writing committee in the House. If he does release his report this week, it is well timed since credit union leaders are in Washington now for the CUNA GAC.
Camp, a Republican from Midland, is a longtime supporter of credit unions. He issued a statement supporting credit unions in general in response to an MCUL request for statements from the entire Michigan congressional delegation while his committee was accepting input on how the federal tax code could be revamped.
All 16 members of the Michigan delegation either issued strong statements of support for the federal credit union tax exemption or statements of support for the credit union industry in general.