mobilize, and inform all progressives about the threat posed by Nader's
Launched as Ralph Don't Run; after Nader announced quickly changed to Don't Vote Ralph.
John Pearce, founder and former CEO of MediaMap, his wife Kathy Cramer, and Paul Erskine. Strategic Advisor Gloria Totten of Progressive Majority.
|"The Nader Factor is
dedicated to building a dynamic grassroots community of former Nader
Nader supporters, progressive Democrats and others who are uniting to
the destructive White House policies."
The Nader Factor website launched on May 19, 2004. On May 25, they launched their first advertising. In June representatives of the group met with Nader (June 3, 2004 letter). Shortly before the Republican National Convention they launched a tongue in cheek "Let Nader Speak to his Right-Wing Supporters" petition effort (Aug. 26, 2004 letter).
National Progress Fund: David Jones (Jones earlier spearheaded Americans for Jobs, Health Care and Progressive Values, which ran controversial ads against Howard Dean in the Democratic primary). Others involved in the effort: Tricia Enright, who worked on the Dean campaign, served as President of the National Progress Fund, but later went on to work on the Kerry campaign in Pennsylvania; Wesley Clark supporters Chris Kofinis and John Hlinko; and Karl Frisch.
Question" :60 TV ad (FL, Sept. 30, 2004)
"Bush-Nader, '04" :50 TV ad and print ad (WI, NM, Aug. 16, 2004)
"Used" :60 radio ad (OR, WI, PA, FL, July 12, 2004)
"Bob Schick" :30 TV ad (WI, NM, May 25, 2004)
Jobs Washington, DC
Workers Washington, DC
Trades Washington, DC
Patrick AFB, FL
Abraham West Palm Beach, FL
several days after the Nader Factor site; some of the links were not
however. "We are calling for Nader to drop out of the
We urge you to join us by signing the Stop Nader Petition."
Action Team: Communications
Director Michael K. Frisby. Bud Jackson, The Jackson Group.
Jason McIntosh. Former Congressman Bob Gammage (D-TX).
|(05/26/04)||"Don't Do This To Us Again" :30 TV ad (OR, May 31, 2004)|
Victory is a federal PAC announced June 2, 2004. "Our mobilizing
effort is designed to convince likely Nader supporters that the dangers
of a second Bush administration are too great for any of us to cast a
protest vote in 2004... United Progressives for Victory will
as a nationally coordinated network, sharing technical assistance,
and other resources among coalitions of progressives in targeted
In July 2004 the group formed a companion Section 527 entity, Uniting People for Victory, "that will use resources for issue campaigns."
A favored approach of United Progressives for Victory was the letter to voters; in the latter half of September and first half of October the group orchestrated at least eight such letters (WI, MN, CO, Peace Leaders, Leaders on Women's Issues, OR, WA, Health Care Advocates). United Progressives for Victory did some advertising in late October (Daily Iowan, Iowa State Daily, Minnesota Daily, Santa Fe New Mexican, Taos News, Isthmus Publishing Co./Madison, WI and Capitol Newspapers/Madison, WI). UP for Victory repeatedly emphasized that Nader is "the recipient of financial and political support from right-wing campaign donors."
UP for Victory was headquartered at 1730 Rhode Island Ave, N.W. Suite 712, Washington, DC. Campaign Manager: Karen Mulhauser - Mulhauser & Associates.
|Uniting People for Victory Washington, DC||
COPE Washington, DC
Palevski Los Angeles, CA
Haas Villanova, PA
Shapiro Chicago, IL
Schwartz New York, NY
PAC Washington, DC
Goodman Alamonte Springs, FL
ramifications of a
Bush second term could be catastrophic; the stakes are simply too high.
To protect our nation and preserve a healthy future– economically,
environmentally and morally, we must defeat George W. Bush. We
Greens and Nader voters in swing states to vote strategically and join
with people of all political stripes, united in our concern for
future, and support John Kerry for President."
On August 27 Greens for Kerry released "A Progressive Platform: Prospects and Expectations in a Kerry Administration." (Nader frequently spoke of the need for a progressive voice to hold Democrats accountable).
||"Sarah Newman, the founder of Greens for Kerry, is a registered Green Party member in San Francisco, a two time Nader voter (96' and 00'), and a proud volunteer of Nader's 2000 campaign for President."|