MADISON, Wis. (8/16/13)--
Credit unions' "Don't Tax My Credit Union" message is loud and clear on YouTube, judging from the number of videos and the number of views. At the top in views is a video by CUNAAdvocacy, with more than 26,734 views as of Thursday. (Photo provided by CUNA)
The "Don't Tax My Credit Union" message is all over YouTube.com, thanks to the creativity of credit unions, their leagues, and individual members.
About 68,200 views have been wracked up by credit union videos in the "Don't Tax My Credit Union" lineup, with another 11,800 in the "Don't Tax My CU" lineup, as of mid-day Thursday, said the Credit Union National Association.
The top video, "Don't Tax My Credit Union!" by CUNAAdvocacy, has 26,734 views so far. Another CUNAAdvocacy video, "Don't Tax My Credit Union!--The Missions and Roots of Credit Unions," has 835 views, while a third, "Don't Tax My Credit Union!--The Competition Banks Don't Like," has 495 views. The three are the top most viewed of the videos.
Several leagues also have informational videos, with Vermont, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania each weighing in with submissions on YouTube.
In addition to informational videos about the tax fight, some submissions by credit unions or individuals have people expressing their love for their credit union and urging Congress to keep credit unions' tax exemption intact. They include videos from PrimeWay FCU, Foothill Credit Union, Scout Panther, CommonWealth One FCU, EgZoGame, Suncoast Schools FCU, CommunityAmerica CU, MemberOne FCU, and more.
Several videos refer viewers to CUNA's donttaxmycreditunion.org website.
To locate full lists of the videos with access to each, use the "Don't Tax My Credit Union" or "Don't Tax My CU" links. To access the CUNAAdvocacy videos, use the individual links.