"Don't Tax My Credit Union" Phone Blitz
The "Don't Tax My Credit Union” campaign recently surpassed more than 900,000 contacts nationwide to Capitol Hill, and 16,000 of those were from Minnesota credit union supporters. This is a remarkable and tremendous achievement that would not be possible without your strong engagement and participation.
In an effort to keep the momentum going with fresh new ways to connect with Congress, the Network has organized a "Don't Tax Phone Blitz.” This one-day event will be held this Thursday, Sept. 26, and will require massive participation from our credit unions and their members.
A massive phone effort is an incredibly effective, personal appeal – by constituents like credit union employees and members – that will reinforce all of our other advocacy efforts to protect the credit union tax status.
Here's what you need to do to participate on Sept. 26:
- Every credit union should have a designated phone for employees and members to call out from, or encourage all of your employees to make calls from their desk extensions to members of Congress throughout the day.
- Dial (877) 642-4223
- You will hear a short introduction on the credit union taxation issue. To bypass the intro, press 0.
- When prompted, enter your home zip code. This will enable the system to determine your members of Congress.
- You will be given the option of connecting to the offices of Senator Amy Klobuchar, Senator Al Franken or your representative. Once you have made your selection, you will be connected.
- Once connected, you will likely speak to a staff member. Remember to be respectful at all times and let them know that, should tax reform occur, you would like your legislators to protect the credit union tax exemption. (Click on the sample script for options if you are unsure of what to say.)
- Be sure to thank the staff person for their time and hang up.
You are strongly encouraged to call the 877 number again to speak with both senators and representative. If you choose to make only one call, please make it your representative, because the House is expected to be the first body to produce a tax reform document.
Please use these instructions and call your member of Congress to let them know how important credit unions are to you and your community. Let's keep credit unions healthy and vital – tell your elected representatives, "DON'T TAX MY CREDIT UNION!”