for President 2008
||Campus Organizer, University of
"On Friday October 10, 2008 consumer advocate and Presidential
candidate Ralph Nader will host a press conference at 7:00pm. At 7:30pm
he will hold a rally in Scott Conference Center, 6450 Pine St. Omaha,
NE 68106. He will speak about the economic giveaway, single-payer
health care, the Iraq War, the environment, and the state of the
Presidential debates from which he was excluded."
Qualifying for the Ballot
RELEASE from Nader for President 2008
August 28, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: (Washington) Chris Driscoll, 202-360-3273,
(NE) Aaron Lotz, 402-309-9424, firstname.lastname@example.org
CAMPAIGN FILES FOR NEBRASKA BALLOT LINE, OVERCOMING RESTRICTIVE LAWS
Supporters of Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader will
submit petitions to the Nebraska Secretary of State's office Friday
Aug. 29, to place Mr. Nader and running-mate Matt Gonzalez on the
November 2008 election ballot.
Since Mr. Nader announced his intent to run during a February 24
appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press", the Nader/Gonzalez Campaign has
made steady progress toward it's goal of appearing on the ballot in 45
states and is on schedule to meet that goal.
Nebraska's ballot access laws prevents anyone who has voted in the
primary election from signing any candidate petition, which makes
collecting the required valid voters' signatures--2, 500--exceedingly
difficult. Despite these restrictions, the Nader/Gonzalez campaign will
submit more than 5,000, double the required number.
Nebraskans will thus have a candidate who proposes a single-payer,
Canadian-style, private delivery, free-choice public health insurance
system for all--13 percent of Nebraskans have no health insurance. Mr.
Nader also proposes a living minimum wage, which would be a great
relief to Nebraska, one of ten states whose poverty level has increased
steadily in recent years.
Aaron Lotz, Nebraska Nader/Gonzalez State Coordinator, will host a news
conference at 11 a.m. at the State Capitol, 3rd floor, Elections
Division, Lincoln, Nebraska, 68509.
WHO:Nebraska Supporters of
Nader/Gonzalez 2008 Campaign
WHAT: News Conference and
nominating petitions submission
WHEN: 11 a.m. Friday August 29
WHERE: State Capitol, 3rd
floor, Elections Division, Lincoln, Nebraska, 68509.
About Ralph Nader
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
was instrumental in enacting 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, breathe better air, drink
cleaner water, and work in safer environments. Nader graduated from
Princeton University and received an LL.B from Harvard Law School.
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 the Nader/Gonzalez Campaign
According to a CNN-Opinion Research Corp. poll conducted from July
27-29, Ralph Nader is at 6 percent nationally (equivalent to about 10
million eligible voters), 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 Google-sponsored event scheduled
for September 18. In the key swing state of Michigan -- whose
Democratic voters were partially disenfranchised by the Democratic
National Committee -- an EPIC-MRA poll found Nader at 8-10 percent.
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