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ONLINE TAX CAMPAIGN RALLY PLANNED
updated 10/01/13 10:53 AM
Help Spread the Message
The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) has announced it will hold an online rally tomorrow (Oct. 2) starting at 11 a.m. (Pacific) to spread knowledge and re-engage the energy behind the Don’t Tax My Credit Union campaign.

CUNA has asked credit union employees and supporters to join the rally online at www.donttaxmycreditunion.org and engage with each other and members of Congress on Twitter. Across the country, several credit unions will encourage their staff to participate by logging in and tweeting photos and videos of watch parties, all using the #CUrally and #DontTaxMyCU hashtags.

CUNA will also reach out to past advocates and ask them to join the online rally. The primary goal is to create increased social media buzz around the tax campaign. To that end, supporters can send pre-loaded tweets targeted at each individual’s personal representatives from CUNA’s www.donttaxmycreditunion.org webpage.

Latest CA and NV Numbers
In other news, the efforts by so many in California and Nevada have hit another milestone. California and Nevada credit unions have surpassed 200,000 contacts made with Congress.

That’s a huge step in the right direction. "The goal is still to send a combined 500,000 contacts from both states, so there is plenty of work to be done," said California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues Manager of Grassroots Advocacy David Creager. "However, your hard work has put California and Nevada at the forefront of the national effort."

If you have any questions or wish to learn how to best participate, please contact David Creager at dcreager@ccul.org.

                           
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LEADERS ENGAGE WITH STATE LAWMAKERS updated 04/15/14 09:44 AM
Card Security a Hot Topic
Credit union professionals and volunteers took a stand for their members in Sacramento from April 7-8 during the California Credit Union League’s 2014 Government Relations Rally (GRR)—an event that attracted more than 75 attendees and helped build relationships with state legislators.

CO-OP ANNOUNCES SHAREHOLDER DIVIDEND updated 04/14/14 01:37 PM
Patronage Pool of $30.5 Million
CO-OP Financial Services has announced a shareholder dividend pool of $30.5 million for 2013—a 17 percent increase from 2012. Since becoming a credit union-owned cooperative in 1996, CO-OP’s total shareholder patronage has been $284.8 million.

DBO REPS ADDRESS 'CUOLI' INVESTMENTS updated 04/14/14 01:05 PM
State CU Update Given
California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) Commissioner Jan Owen and Deputy Commissioner of Credit Unions Erick Orellana gave attendees an overview of the department during the California Credit Union League’s 2014 Government Relations Rally (GRR) last week in Sacramento and welcomed questions from attendees.

CONGRESSMEN CONCERNED OVER RBC RULES updated 04/09/14 01:18 PM
Questions Arise During Hearing
Reps. Ed Royce, R-CA, and Brad Sherman, D-CA, questioned National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) General Counsel Mike McKenna on the effectiveness of the NCUA's proposed risk-based capital rule during a House Financial Services Committee hearing last week.