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Kansas Credit Unions Hike the Hill

Thursday, October 10, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Susan Dyer
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Kansas credit unions with
Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins


Bill Cheney, CUNA President/CEO, prepares for
the Don't Tax My Credit Union rally. A physical 
rally was held at Credit Union House along with a virtual rally, where viewers could watch the rally online, as well as participate using social media
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On October 1-2, staff and volunteers from 13 Kansas credit unions attended KCUA’s 2013 Hike the Hill.

Hiking the hill is a powerful grassroots tool that allows credit unions the opportunity to visit Washington to educate decision makers on credit union issues.

When credit unions participate in a Hike the Hill, they demonstrate that credit union support has a real face, real concerns, and real stories of how credit unions affect the lives of Kansans.

During the Washington DC event, Hike the Hill attendees heard an update on legislative and regulatory issues from staff at the Credit Union National Association. 

Attendees had an opportunity to dialogue with NCUA during a meeting with Tim Segerson, the Deputy Director of NCUA’s Office of Examination and Insurance. 

Despite the federal government shut down, Kansas credit unions also met with members of the Kansas Congressional delegation and their staff. 

With Congress is still working towards comprehensive tax reform, top of mind during these meetings was encouraging Congress "Don’t Tax My Credit Union!” 

Kansas credit unions attended the Oct. 2 "Don't Tax My Credit Union" rally in support of the Don't Tax message.

The rally was live streamed online, and social media played an important role in the virtual rally, spreading the message using the hashtag #DontTaxMyCU. Social media users were encouraged to tweet Congress and ask for members of Congress to tweet back their support.

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CUNA News Now: Read more about the Oct. 2 rally.