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Write a thorough and well-written press release from the following facts. Make sure you follow
the format posted on BB….the FDA press release.
The release should be from:
National Federation of Independent Businesses
1600 K Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20056
You are the contact person
It is available for immediate release.
There are style and grammar errors in the facts that need to be corrected.
Remember, you are the PR person for the NFIB, not the congresswoman. So this is written from
the organization’s point of view.
Maryland State Rep. Constance Wei today joined with the states largest small business
advocacy organization—the National Federation of Independent Businesses—in support of
NFIB’s petition drive to abolish the Internal Revenue Service’s tax code. Wei is among a group
of Republican House members sponsoring a resolution in Congress to sunset the entire IRS
code as unfair and overly burdensome.
Wei called the IRS Code “an injustice to the hard working small business owners of my state.”
She said that “Congress has tried to amend and simplify the tax code for years and it just hasn’t
worked. The time has come to scrap the Tax Code and start from scratch.”
As a substitute, Wei suggests a flat tax or national sales tax. Experts say that such a tax would
never raise the necessary revenue to run the U.S. government. At a rally today in Annapolis,
Maryland, Wei was joined by Andrew Santana, President of the National Federation of
Independent Businesses (NFIB), GOP members of the state’s congressional delegation, other
state lawmakers, and small business owners.
Last month, NFIB launched a national petition drive to sunset the IRS code and replace it was a
simpler, fairer code that rewards work and saving. NFIBs goal is to present one million
signatures to Congress by July 4. The group is calling the petition drive “tax independence day.”
So far, 433 people have signed the petition.
“Small business owners are overwhelmed by a tax code that is complex, confusing and
disproportionately biased against people who run small businesses,” said Santana, president of
NFIB. “How can anyone understand a tax code that contains 7 million words and forces people
to spend millions of hours trying to comply?”
Alan Wilke, State Director of NFIB, commended Wei for her support of NFIBs petition drive.
“The fight to dump the tax code isn’t restricted to the halls of Congress. We’ll only win this fight
because of the dedication of small business owners and the hard work and leadership of Wei
and other pro-business members of our state legislatures,” Wilke said.
FDA NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release: Dec. 23, 2013
Media Inquiries: Tara Goodin, 240-402-3157, firstname.lastname@example.org
Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA
FDA warns consumers not to use muscle growth product
Product marketed as a dietary supplement contains potentially harmful synthetic
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers to immediately
stop using a product called Mass Destruction, marketed as a dietary supplement
for muscle growth. The product is labeled to contain at least one synthetic
anabolic steroid and has been linked to at least one reported serious illness.
The FDA was alerted by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human
Services of a serious injury associated with use of Mass Destruction. The report
described a previously healthy 28-year-old male with liver failure requiring
transplant after several weeks of product use. Liver injury is generally known to
be a possible outcome of using products that contain anabolic steroids and
steroid-like substances. The product’s ingredients are undergoing further
analysis by the FDA.
“Products marketed as supplements that contain anabolic steroids pose a real
danger to consumers,” said Howard Sklamberg, director of the Office of
Compliance in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. “The FDA is
committed to ensuring that products marketed as dietary supplements and
vitamins do not pose harm to consumers.”
In general, anabolic steroids may cause other serious long-term consequences in
women, men and children. These include adverse effects on blood lipid levels;
increased risk of heart attack and stroke; masculinization of women; shrinkage of
the testicles; breast enlargement; infertility in males; and short stature in
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