Press Releases



CITGO - Help Select July’s Fueling Good Winner 

Hello -

Each month until the end of the year, CITGO Petroleum’s FuelingGood program will reward community heroes across the country who support local charities and service organizations. This month, a charity from your community has been selected as a finalist and voting is now open at to decide who will win a year’s worth of gas.


Spread the Dough, based in Stratham, New Hampshire, is a youth organization which donates leftover bread from local bakeries to homeless shelters. The group was established in 2005 by a local New Hampshire resident and has grown to include chapters in seven states across the country.


Voting is open at until July 15, 2009, and will decide this month’s grand prize winner. We hope that you will share information on Fueling Good and encourage your readers to vote for their favorite community hero.


Below you will find a press release with more information on Fueling Good as well as links to the Web site and our Facebook and Twitter pages. Please let me know if you have further questions about the program.


CITGO Launches Fueling Good Promotion
Rewards local charities and good deeds with free fuel

HOUSTON -- CITGO Petroleum Corp. has launched Fueling Good, a program dedicated to local heroes who do good work in their communities. Launched June 1 and extending through the end of the year, the promotion rewards CITGO gift cards to those people who do the most good.


Local community heroes submit their personal stories of how they support their communities to Five finalists will be selected from the entries and posted to the Fueling Good Web site. Then America will vote each month on the cause and the individual they think is doing the most good. The entry each month that receives the most votes from the American public will win a CITGO gift card valued at a year's supply of fuel from CITGO. The other four finalists will win $50 CITGO gift cards. The monthly promotion runs from June through November, with a "last chance" round of voting in December for all the remaining finalists of the previous six months.


Within the 27 states of the CITGO gasoline network footprint, any act of good will, from an individual using their own time to help a local school team make it to the state finals, to someone helping an elderly neighbor with errands—and everything in between—is eligible.


Underlying the promotion is the notion that while the spirit of helping others is alive and well, many good deeds simply go unnoticed. Additionally, with today's economy, people might not be able to provide donations to their favorite charities, but through Fueling Good they can nominate their local heroes for the good work being done. And those nominations that receive the most votes from those visiting the site are further promoted and rewarded with CITGO gift cards.


Helping those in need is one of the core values of CITGO and is aligned with the social development principles of the CITGO shareholder, Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. All CITGO employees at the refineries, lubricants blending plants, terminals, and corporate office, as well as the employees and operators of the nearly 7,000 locally owned CITGO gasoline stations and fast lubes across the country, are dedicated to the spirit of helping others and Fueling Good.


CITGO and Fueling Good are also on Twitter at, on Facebook at and YouTube at

CITGO, based in Houston, is a refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products. The company is owned by PDV America, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., the national oil company of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.



WNO - Democrats Repackaging Failed Immigration Bill Says Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-CA) 

Who: Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-CA)


What: Exclusive interview regarding immigration reform.


When: July 7th, 2009


Where: Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Conference Room


Bilbray Quote #1: Repackaging The Kennedy-McCain Bill


"Sadly, we're talking about how to repackage the failed system of the Kennedy-McCain Bill and how to try to sell that now to the public based on the new political majority."


Bilbray Quote #2: Need To Maintain The Rule Of Law


"There is a bipartisan agenda to maintain the rule of law, try to make sure that we enforce the laws that we have and not reward those who are breaking laws."



Length of Full Interview: 4:56



WNO - Video: Rep. Michael Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) Says Possible Fine To Keep Private Insurance

Who: Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX)


What: Exclusive interview regarding the health care debate on Capitol Hill.


When: July 6th, 2009


Where: East Capitol Steps


Burgess Soundbite #1: Pay A Fine To Keep Your Health Care


"Some of the things like health savings accounts and health reimbursement accounts may not even be qualified coverage under some of the Democratic plans so that a person would have to pay a fine in order to keep their insurance. Kind of makes a mockery out of the slogan, 'If you like what you have you can keep it.'


Burgess Soundbite #2: Government Takeover Of Health Care


"I sympathize with people that look at congress this year what has already been done. We took over your bank, we took over your car manufacture, we closed your car dealer, and now we want in your doctor's office."


Burgess Soundbite #3: Bipartisanship Is Not Just A Slogan


"Honestly, they have the numbers where they don't need to include Republicans. An issue this large, however, really bipartisanship is not just a slogan if you want it to endure. If you want it to really deliver on the promise to the American people, you do need to include both sides."


Length of Full Interview: 4:11

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Manchester Mayor Frank Guinta's public schedule (July 4-12, 2009) 

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

7:00 p.m. – Regular meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen; Aldermanic Chambers; One City Hall Plaza; Manchester


Please note that the Manchester Independence Day fireworks have been moved from Friday, July 3, to Sunday, July 5.


Please contact Mark Laliberte at (603) 624-6500 or for more information about any of these events.



NRCC - Carol Shea-Porter Yet to Answer: Where Are the Jobs? 

With 467,000 Jobs Lost in June, Shea-Porter Appears to be Exacerbating the Current Economic Recession


Washington- With June unemployment numbers painting a grim picture for another consecutive month, Carol Shea-Porter's support for her party leaders’ destructive economic agenda becomes more and more toxic. Shea-Porter supported the $787 billion ‘stimulus’ plan, which passed a mountain of new debt onto New Hampshire families and promised to create new jobs, but is yet to create any hint of economic recovery.


“Carol Shea-Porter needs to answer the simple question: Where are the jobs?” said NRCC Communications Director Ken Spain. “From the day she supported Nancy Pelosi for Speaker to her support of a trillion dollar ‘stimulus,’ Carol Shea-Porter continues to offer up failed policies that have accomplished little or even exacerbated the current economic recession. So far, Shea-Porter's only prescription for an ailing economy has consisted of deficit-spending and government growth, not job growth.”


Today, the Department of Labor announced that an additional 467,000 Americans lost their jobs in June. With New Hampshire unemployment already projected at 6.5 percent (May 2009), the national unemployment rate rose yet again in June and reached a 26-year high of 9.5 percent. How much worse can it get in New Hampshire?


According to the Associated Press, the nationwide unemployment increase is expected to continue for the foreseeable future:


“Even if companies slow the pace of layoffs, they will be reluctant to hire until they feel certain the economy is back on its feet. That's why economists are forecasting a continued rise in the unemployment rate over the next year. It's expected to hit 10 percent this year.


“Many think it could rise as high as 10.7 percent by the second quarter of next year before it starts to make a slow descent. Some think the rate will top out at 11 percent.” (Jeannine Aversa, “June Jobless Rate Seen Rising to 9.6 Percent,” Associated Press, 7/2/09)


As Carol Shea-Porter and Democrat leaders scramble to defend their job killing agenda, New Hampshire families are left to wonder: where are the jobs? And how much higher will unemployment rise before Carol Shea-Porter finally makes her constituents’ values a higher priority than Nancy Pelosi’s political agenda?