April 15, 2014
CONTACT: Mike Rudin
Shirley & Banister Public Affairs
Tea Party Patriots to Take Legal Action Against Internal Revenue Service Today
Press Conference Call at 1:30 p.m. ET today Discuss Lawsuit
WOODSTOCK, GA — Today, Tea Party Patriots is filing a lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Columbia against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of Treasury, asking the court to force the release of documents shedding light on the agency’s proposal for burdensome regulations for 501(c)4 citizens groups, and the roles played by former IRS official Lois Lerner and other Administration officials in developing the regulations.
The suit seeks documents relating to the IRS’ “Guidance for Tax Exempt Social Welfare Organizations on Candidate-Related Political Activities,” announced November 29, 2013. To date, the IRS has refused to provide any documents to Tea Party Patriots, which first requested them on December 10, 2013 under the Freedom of Information Act.
WHO: Jenny Beth Martin, Co-founder of Tea Party Patriots
Cleta Mitchell, Partner at Foley & Lardner, LLP
WHAT: Press conference call to discuss FOIA lawsuit
WHEN: Today, April 15, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. ET (20 minutes)
WHERE: 712-432-1212 Access code: 929-880-519
Tea Party Patriots is a national grassroots coalition with more than 3,400 locally organized chapters and more than 15 million supporters nationwide. Tea Party Patriots is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting the principles of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets. Visit Tea Party Patriots online at www.TeaPartyPatriots.org.
For more information, please contact Mike Rudin with Shirley & Banister Public Affairs at email@example.com or (703) 739-5920.