Nader Campaign Organization, Colorado

Nader for President 2008
Office: 1155 Sherman St. Suite 111, Denver
Aaron Ney GOTV Field Coordinator Denver
Jenny Przekwas State Coordinator Denver
Jim Leotta Regional Coordinator Boulder
Jeff Weston Regional Coordinator Colorado Springs
Shannell Sedgwick Regional Coordinator Fort Collins
Theresa Macphisto Community Contact Denver
Zach Freierz Community Contact Boulder
Phil Calabrese Community Contact Boulder
Karen Gruber Community Contact Boulder
Jay Harris Community Contact Boulder
Tom Moore Community Contact Boulder
Fern Bray Community Contact Denver
Jason Raffey Community Contact Denver
Abran Sandoval Community Contact Denver
David Smith Community Contact Denver
Larry Trumpeter Community Contact Denver
Jason Raffey Campus Organizer, Arapahoe Community College Littleton
Chris Todd Campus Organizer, Auraria Campus Denver
Kent Bailey Campus Organizer, Community Collage of Aurora Aurora
Mohammed Elgazzar Campus Organizer, Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center Estes Park
Luke Haase Campus Organizer, East High School Denver
Nick Durr Campus Organizer, Fort Lewis College Durango
Zachary Freier Campus Organizer, University of Colorado Boulder


Oct. 22, 2008 - evening rally at
University of Colorado, University Memorial Center's Glenn Miller Ballroom in Boulder, CO.

Aug. 27, 2008 at 7 p.m. - Nader and Gonzalez "Open the Debates" Denver Super Rally at the Magness Arena (during the Democratic National Convention).

also note Aug. 14, 2008 - Nader supporters held a press conference to announce the Denver Nader Headquarters at 1155 Sherman St. Suite 111.

Qualifying for the Ballot
PRESS RELEASE from Nader for President

FOR RELEASE: June 12, 2008
Contact: Chris Driscoll
Local Contact: Jenny Przekwas


JUNE 12, 2008----The Nader/Gonzalez Campaign today will hold a news conference on the West steps of the State Capital at 1 p.m. to announce filing for Colorado ballot status.

Colorado is the fourth state in which the Nader/Gonzalez Campaign has filed for a ballot line. The campaign plans to have filed in 10 states before the end of the month, and is on track to be on 40-plus ballot lines.

Colorado's requirements for independent presidential candidates appearing on the ballot strike a fair balance and are among the most democratic in the nation. According to the Colorado Secretary of State's Office, a candidate is required to submit a notarized statement of intent and a none-refundable fee of $500 no later than June 17, 2008. The statement of intent must include the names of registered electors who are nominated by the campaign to be presidential electors. By contrast, in the neighboring state of Arizona with a similar population, candidates for President must turn in 21,759 valid signatures to obtain a spot on the ballot.

Colorado is a "swing state" that has historically favored fair access to the ballot, unlike many states that place burdensome, excessive obstacles in the way of the voters' right to a wide range of choices. For example, in 2004, Colorado voters had a diverse but not unwieldy choice between 12 candidates for president. The most candidates that have ever been on a Presidential ballot were 14 (in Iowa, Wisconsin, and Tennessee in 1992). While other states undemocratically limit the number of choices to a few or even just two, the Colorado model sets a high standard for democracy that other states should emulate.

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