|Jason Nelson||State Coordinator||Garnet|
|Michael Hudson||Regional Coordinator||Milton|
|Brennen Burke||Community Contact||New Castle|
|Peter Van||Community Contact||Wilmington|
|Amber Smith||Campus Organizer, Delaware Tech||Georgetown|
Nov. 3, 2008 at 5:00pm and 5:30pm respectively - Ralph Nader press conference and rally, Clayton Hall Conference Center at the University of Delaware, Newark, DE.
Qualifying for the Ballot
PRESS RELEASE from Nader for President 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: (Washington) Chris Driscoll, 202-360-3273; Wolf Von Baumgart, 302-945-2646, firstname.lastname@example.org
Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader and V.P. running mate, Matt Gonzalez, were nominated by the Independent Party of Delaware at the party's nominating convention held Wednesday, August 13, in Long Neck, Delaware. The Nader/Gonzalez ticket will appear as the party's candidates on the Delaware ballot in the November presidential election.
"Ralph Nader represents America's real alternative to special interest driven politics as usual, and we in the Independent Party of Delaware are proud to have him on board in 2008 and beyond," said Wolf Von Baumgart, IPoD chairman.
In 2004, the Independent Party of Delaware nominated Mr. Nader and his 2004 running mate, Peter Camejo, as its candidates for President and Vice President.
Mr. Nader and Mr. Gonzalez have been nominated or filed nominating petitions for more than 30 state ballot lines, well on the way to their goal of appearing on the ballots of 45 states.
About the Nader/Gonzalez Campaign
According to a July 1 CNN poll, Ralph Nader is polling 6 percent nationally, higher than his highest major poll numbers during the same time period in 2000 and approaching the 10 percent threshold required for eligibility to participate in "America's Presidential Debate in New Orleans", a non-Commission on Presidential Debates sponsored event scheduled for September 18. In the key swing state of Michigan -- whose voters were partially disenfranchised by the Democratic National Committee -- an EPIC-MRA poll found Nader at 8-10 percent.
About Matt Gonzalez
Matt Gonzalez was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 2000 representing San Francisco's fifth council district. From 2003 to 2005 he served as Board of Supervisors President. A former public defender, Gonzalez is managing partner of Gonzalez & Leigh, a 7-attorney practice in San Francisco that represents individuals and organizations in mediation, arbitration, and administrative proceedings before state and federal regulatory bodies. Gonzalez graduated from Columbia University and received a JD from Stanford Law School.
About Ralph Nader
Celebrated attorney, author and consumer advocate Ralph Nader has been named by Time Magazine one of the "100 Most Influential Americans in the 20th Century". For more than four decades he has exposed problems and organized millions of citizens into more than 100 public interest groups advocating solutions. He led the movement to establish the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and enact the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Motor Vehicle Safety Act, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and countless other pieces of important consumer legislation. Because of Ralph Nader we drive safer cars, eat healthier food, breath better air, drink cleaner water, and work in safer environments. Nader graduated from Princeton University and received a LLB from the Harvard School of Law.
For more information on the Nader/Gonzalez campaign, visit: VoteNader.org.