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CUNA & Cornerstone Launch National Action Alert on Data Breach
Thursday, April 23, 2015 6:40 AM

Today, CUNA and Cornerstone Credit Union League are mobilizing all credit unions—employees, volunteers, and members alike—to contact their senators in support of S. 961, the Data Security Act of 2015.

CUNA and Cornerstone have been urging Congress to address the data security breach issue, and now they are finally beginning to take action. We must take advantage of this new position we've attained and amp up the pressure so Congress doesn't drop the ball.

The effort is intended to activate all credit unions in an urgent grassroots campaign that will impact policy on a national level when we deliver the strong message to Congress: “Stop the Data Breaches.”

Here's how you can take action and be part of this nationwide effort today:

  1. Visit to contact your members of Congress, and click on the “Take Action” link.
  2. Sign up for the Member Activation Program. CUNA has already provided a template for MAP credit unions and have updated text to reflect this new bill. 
  3. Make use of the various tools and resources in CUNA’s Credit Union Data Breach Toolkit to engage and activate your membership.
  4. Engage Congress with your social media and amplify our message on this issue. Our campaign will utilize the Twitter handles @Cornerstone_CUL, @CUNAadvocacy; @CUNA and hashtag #StopTheDataBreaches, as well as the CUNA Advocacy Facebook page, and LinkedIn Company Page.
  5. Continue to stay abreast of new developments by checking the latest news at and keep in touch with your league. 

It’s time to tell the Senate to support S. 961 and stop the data breaches.


Sample Tweets

Sample tweets are listed below. Note that @XXX is a placeholder. Please substitute the handles of your elected officials in the House of Representatives and US Senate for @XXX.

#DataBreach notification isn’t enough, standards must be elevated for meaningful #datasecurity @XXX #stopthedatabreaches Support #S961

Create strong fed data protection & notification standards @XXX. CoSponsor #S961 #StopTheDataBreaches

My personal info matters to me @XXX! Increase merchant data protection by supporting #S961 #StopTheDataBreaches

#DataBreaches are a big deal @XXX Help make sure my info is protected & #StopTheDataBreaches by supporting #S961

@XXX Merchants must have a shared responsibility to #stopthedatabreaches. Visit to learn more.

#S961 makes merchants accountable sets standards to #stopthedatabreaches Congress vote to protect my info!

@XXX support data security. Create strong fed data protection & notification standards in #S961

@XXX @CUNA is supporting #S961 to protect your constituent’s personal financial data