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    National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors Fights for Off-Shore Drilling

    Association asks members to call senators and representatives.

    WASHINGTON -- With summer in full swing, the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAWD) is pushing retailers to contact Congressional representatives regarding the energy crisis before the August recess.

    It is NAWD's belief that the answer to offset rising gas prices is to lift imposed restrictions on U.S.-based exploration and drilling of oil. "Every once in a great while Washington faces a decision on a matter of fundamental importance to the future of our country and our economy," the organization said in a statement. "If they adjourn, they will leave town for five weeks, not returning until after Labor Day, leaving the energy crisis unresolved."

    NAWD is working with the Coalition for Affordable American Energy (CAAE), a newly formed coalition of trade associations, to "demand that Congress stay in Washington until it votes on legislation which will open up off-shore drilling and enable oil shale conversion, and on other supply enhancing measures."

    NAWD's directive is straightforward: call senators and representatives at (202) 224-3121 and ask for the senator from the respective area. Leave a message with the Senate office then repeat the process for a second senator and representative. The group is also asking interested parties to contact House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (202) 225-0100 and Senate
    Majority Leader Harry Reid (202) 224-2158.

    For a list representatives, go to: https://forms.house.gov/wyr/welcome.shtml

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