When is it?
July 23, 2013
What is it?
With the impending tax reform suggestion and language deadline approaching on July 26, 2013, it is crucial that credit unions, along with credit union employees, members, and advocates, further increase the online momentum that has been a constant force throughout various social media platforms.
On July 23, 2013, CUNA is working to endorse a “Don’t Tax Tuesday” (#DontTaxTuesday). This is an online advocacy day that seeks to promote credit unions (#creditunions) and the “Don’t Tax My Credit Union” (#DontTaxMyCU) campaign to the greatest extent before the tax reform deadline. With the ever-increasing presence that credit unions have in social media, this is a tremendous opportunity to let Congress hear the voices of our 96 million credit union members and 7,000 credit unions across the United States.
How can you participate?
Credit unions and individuals can participate by tweeting to their respective Senators and Congressmen using the #DontTaxMyCU hashtag. It can be as simple as, “Please #DontTaxMyCU @SenatorWicker @SenThadCochran @GreggHarper” if you lived in Mississippi’s 3rd Congressional District, or it can be more personalized, “I was able to get a mortgage through my #creditunion b/c it’s more affordable. #DontTaxMyCU @SenatorHagan @Senator Burr @RepReneeEllmers” if you lived in North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District. Tweet or post whatever you can! You can find your legislators’ Twitter handles here by clicking on their picture below each of their names.
On Facebook you can include your Senators and Representative in a post by typing the @ sign and then typing their name. You can post similar things on Facebook as is being done on Twitter.
Don’t forget about Vine videos. These 6 second videos can be easily done and sent to your legislators as well!
How can you help spread the word about “Don’t Tax Tuesday?
CUNA will be pushing this out to our credit union universe days in advance as a means of preparing everyone for the day, and in efforts to help spread the message. Additionally, CUNA Advocacy will be pushing this event out to its followers on Twitter and Facebook as well. Please don’t hesitate to share this via your social media outlets as well! We are looking to get as much presence and traction online on July 23, 2013 in as many effective ways as we can. Let’s try to get #DontTaxMyCU trending on Twitter!
Congress will be forced to hear how loud our 96 million credit union member voices are on this day!