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MD/DC CUs Rally At CU House For Don't Tax Campaign
WASHINGTON (9/6/13)--Credit unions continue to work overtime to defend their tax status, and one of the latest efforts in the ongoing "Don't Tax My Credit Union" campaign came on Thursday as credit unions from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia joined John Bratsakis, CEO of Maryland and District of Columbia Credit Union Association, in a rally held near Capitol Hill.

Click to view larger image Attendees of Thursday's Don't Tax My Credit Union rally pose in front of Credit Union House in Washington. (CUNA Photo)
Bratsakis speaking at the rally encouraged the assembled credit unions to add their voices to the Don't Tax My Credit Union message and generate thousands of contacts next week.

The rally came just before the Credit Union National Association and credit union leagues across the country are planning to welcome back Congress on Sept. 10 with another #DontTaxTuesday promotion. Round two of the Don't Tax My Credit Union campaign will provide yet another opportunity to engage credit union staff, volunteers and members, and to let Congress and Washington know that a tax on credit unions is a tax on 96 million members, Bratsakis said. (See News Now story: New Round Of Don't Tax Advocacy To Launch Sept. 10.)

Credit unions are "of our members, by our members, we're governed by our members, and we exist to serve our members," he emphasized.

Representatives from HEW FCU, Alexandria, Va., Money One FCU, Largo, Md., and PAHO/WHO FCU, Washington, D.C., were among the more than 60 individuals at the rally, which was held at Credit Union House.
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