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 9, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA leading push on ILC, overdraft, credit union bills

With several key community banking policy issues coming up for a vote in the coming days, ICBA is urging community bankers to speak out while it engages lawmakers in Washington.

Jun 6, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Grassroots push on credit union bill continues

ICBA continues calling on community bankers to urge their lawmakers to oppose legislation that would expand credit unions’ fields of membership and commercial lending powers.

May 23, 2022 | NewsWatch Today
Former NCUA official continues targeting credit union acquisitions

A former National Credit Union Administration official continued an ongoing series of blog posts raising concerns over credit union acquisitions.


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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Find your state


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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