Dear Members, As you may know, the Iowa legislature is likely to adjourn around the end of April. While there is not a lot of time left, the banking industry is once again working to raise taxes on credit unions. They are trying to get a bill introduced to raise credit union taxes and shrink the number of Iowans we can serve. Neither of these things are good for our member-owners or our State. However, if we don’t advocate with our State Representatives, we run the risk that harmful legislation will progress.
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ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE NOW:
- Email Your State Representative. Click on this link, and once you’ve entered your contact information,you’ll be able to edit a prepared message that you may send with the click of a button. The more personal your message, the better. Thank you in advance. As a cooperatively owned institution, your credit union’s strength comes when all members rally for our common good.
- Attend local townhall meetings to talk with your Representative. A list of upcoming townhall meetings and talking points can be found here. If there are some in your area, please attend and advocate against any harmful bank proposal. In person communication is the most effective!
- Call your legislator this week! The House switchboard number is 515-281-3221 and ask to speak to your Representative. (Use this link to determine who your Representative is.)
If you have any questions, please contact us at 319.398.5007.