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Example #1: Announcement of Candidacy


Jewish Musician with ALS Announces Candidacy for U.S. President

EAST LANSING, Mich.March 15 /PRNewswire/ — Lee Abramson has announced that he is an independent candidate for the Presidential election in 2012.

Abramson (40) is a Jewish musician and entrepreneur who suffers from ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). He said he would bring a much needed perspective to the Oval Office.

Abramson proposes immediate changes to defense strategy and the overall defense budget, along with a major revision of the tax code, and the elimination of private health insurance companies, which will be replaced by a government healthcare plan.

He says Obama Care does not go far enough, and proposes a completely new healthcare plan he calls “Americare,” which will provide government healthcare for everyone from cradle to grave.

“Americare will pay for the needs of all United States citizens and allow healthcare providers to be compensated according to their skill set. It will replace Medicare, Medicaid, and all private insurance. I believe that all private insurance companies are criminal organizations, because they make profits by delaying and denying care which could in many instances cause unnecessary deaths and suffering to people who rely on private insurance,” explained Abramson.

Abramson wants the liquidation of all private insurance companies, moving their administrative workers into Americare jobs. He wants to offer forgiveness of all medical indebtedness for anyone with debts resulting from the previous healthcare system. He said the cost of Americare will be paid from the savings obtained through military budget cuts.

His drug policy will include the legalized sale of marijuana, which will be sold through authorized dispensaries.

“Marijuana will be treated as a strictly revenue issue, with all taxes going to the States. There will be a strictly enforced age limit of 18 years for use,” Abramson stated.

Abramson says he would make immediate cuts in funding for nuclear submarines. All nuclear reactors aboard warships and the people running them will be reassigned to new domestic nuclear plants. This would be followed by a scaling back of strategic bombers and fighter planes, as well as research on military aerospace engineering.

“The money saved could then be used to provide advanced domestic light rail throughout the country. The next to go is funding for tanks and armored personnel carriers, because conflicts we are involved in, specifically in Afghanistan, require foot patrols to engage with civilians, making tanks and armored personnel carriers irrelevant to the conflict there,” he explained.

Abramson also proposes a more progressive tax policy. He says people with higher incomes should pay a higher percentage of their income than the middle-class.

Abramson says his own battles with ALS have enabled him to gain insight and experience that will bring a fresh new perspective to the office of President. He said he will have great empathy and understanding for the people of America who suffer from medical problems.

Details of his qualifications and platform, as well as a sign-up form for his mailing list and music download links, can be found on his campaign website at


Lee Abramson
Lee Abramson

Press Contact:

Jared Scott
Committee for Electing Lee Abramson for President in 2012

SOURCE: Lee Abramson for President

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  1. Announcing Candidacy: To officially enter a political race.
  2. Policy Proposals: Introducing new policy platforms or details.
  3. Endorsements: Sharing endorsements from influential figures, groups, or newspapers.
  4. Event Recap: Highlighting the success of a recent campaign event or rally.
  5. Campaign Milestones: Celebrating campaign fundraising goals or other benchmarks.
  6. Clarifying a Statement: Addressing any misunderstandings or misinterpretations.
  7. Debates: Announcing participation in, or reactions to, political debates.
  8. Polling Data: Sharing positive polling numbers.
  9. Responding to Opponents: Counteracting or challenging a claim made by an opponent.
  10. Event Announcements: Publicizing upcoming rallies, town halls, or other events.
  11. Campaign Team Changes: Announcing new hires or changes within the campaign structure.
  12. Campaign Ad Releases: Introducing a new television, radio, or digital ad.
  13. Financial Reports: Highlighting fundraising amounts or financial transparency.
  14. Voter Outreach Initiatives: Detailing efforts to connect with specific demographics.
  15. Coalitions: Announcing the formation of supportive groups or alliances.
  16. Awards or Honors: Celebrating recognition received by the candidate.
  17. Local Issues: Addressing topics important to specific communities or regions.
  18. Op-eds: Highlighting an op-ed or article written by or about the candidate.
  19. Reactions to Current Events: Providing a stance on unfolding events or news.
  20. Volunteer Efforts: Recognizing the contributions of campaign volunteers.
  21. Endorsement Retractions: Addressing a withdrawn endorsement.
  22. Election Day Instructions: Offering details about voting procedures.
  23. End of Quarter Updates: Sharing progress as fundraising quarters close.
  24. Campaign Merchandise: Launching new campaign products or materials.
  25. Legal Issues: Addressing any legal challenges or clarifying related matters.
  26. Social Media Milestones: Celebrating significant numbers of followers or other metrics.
  27. Support from Influencers: Highlighting backing from celebrities or public figures.
  28. Position Changes: Clarifying or announcing a shift in stance on an issue.
  29. Grassroots Initiatives: Promoting small-dollar donor drives or other grassroots efforts.
  30. Response to Scandals: Addressing any negative publicity or controversies.
  31. Platform Expansions: Introducing additional policy details.
  32. Supporting Community Initiatives: Backing local projects or initiatives.
  33. Foreign Policy Stances: Offering positions on international events or issues.
  34. Debate Challenge: Challenging an opponent to a debate.
  35. Campaign Tour Announcements: Detailing a series of events in various locations.
  36. Voter Registration Drives: Encouraging constituents to register to vote.
  37. Campaign Theme or Slogan: Introducing a new campaign message or branding.
  38. Polling Locations: Giving details about where supporters can vote.
  39. Environmental Initiatives: Addressing environmental policies or campaign practices.
  40. Campaign Technology: Launching a new app or digital tool.
  41. Post-Election Thank Yous: Expressing gratitude post-election, win or lose.
  42. Recount Requests: Asking for a vote recount in tight races.
  43. Concession or Victory: Addressing the outcome of an election.
  44. Joint Appearances: Announcing events with other political figures or candidates.
  45. Community Service Activities: Detailing the campaign’s or candidate’s community service endeavors.
  46. Fact-checking: Correcting misinformation circulating in the media.
  47. Health Updates: Sharing information about the candidate’s health if pertinent.
  48. Education Initiatives: Detailing policies or efforts related to education.
  49. Campaign Partnerships: Announcing collaborations with other campaigns or organizations.
  50. Acknowledging Holidays or Significant Dates: Recognizing important dates and their relevance to the campaign or community.

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