Wake Up and Take Action

The Independent Community Bankers of America and the nation's community banks are calling on policymakers and the public to “Wake Up” to the risky practices, costly tax subsidies, and irresponsibly lax oversight of the nation’s credit unions.

Learn how the tax-exempt status of credit unions affects your state with our state-by-reports and gain key messaging guidance through the Wake Up Messaging Playbook.

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Jun 17, 2022
Credit union terminates purchase of Ga. community bank

VyStar Credit Union in Jacksonville, Fla., terminated its bid to acquire Heritage Southeast Bank in Jonesboro, Ga., after failing to win regulatory approval.

Jun 13, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Credit union grassroots key with House committee meeting today

With the House Rules Committee meeting today to advance legislation to further empower credit unions, ICBA continues calling on community bankers to urge their lawmakers to oppose the bill.

Jun 10, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Op-ed targets credit union acquisitions ahead of committee votes

Congress should join the growing number of states fighting back against credit union acquisitions of community banks, ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey says in a new op-ed.


These state-by-state reports show how credit unions have exceeded their original mandate and how that unchecked growth has negatively affected local communities across every state.

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Credit unions in your state used their tax exemption to avoid paying


in federal income taxes.


In 2022, credit unions across your state held a grand total of


in tax-free assets.


In your state credit unions paid $0 in federal income tax. Meanwhile,

Nurses paid:

Cashiers paid:

Teachers paid:

Wake Up Messaging Playbook

Wake Up Messaging Playbook

Find out how community bankers can more effectively advocate for a level tax and regulatory playing field between tax-exempt credit unions and the community banking industry. Access your playbook today. You must be a member to access this content.

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