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Metro West Community program urges Buy American
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (2/3/12)--MetroWest Community FCU is trying to make it easier for members to "buy American" by offering extra-low-rate car loans to its members looking to finance domestic vehicles.

The credit union, formerly Framingham Municipal CU, is offering the deal Feb. 13-25, in honor of Presidents' Day, for members to get loans to purchase a new Ford, Chrysler or General Motors vehicle.

"With our country facing record debt and unemployment, I truly believe it's important to support our economy by buying American products," said John Gallinagh, president/CEO of the $92 million asset Framingham, Mass.-based credit union, introducing the loan.

"During these challenging times, we all need to step up and do our part for our country," Gallinagh added.

Business leaders, economists and politicians from both sides of the U.S. political aisle are extoling the virtues of buying American-made goods, the credit union said.

During a recent special series on ABC World News, "Made in America," anchorwoman Diane Sawyer asked people to survey products around their homes to see how much was manufactured in the U.S. Most were surprised at how few items in their homes were made domestically, said the credit union.

Sawyer urged viewers to buy American, saying if every American spent an extra $3.33 on U.S.- made goods, it would create almost 10,000 new jobs in this country.

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