Organization, New Hampshire
for President 2008
||Campus Organizer, Keene State
Monday, October 6, 2008 at 11:30 and 12:00pm, respectively - Nader
Press Conference and Rally The
Faculty Lounge and Alumni Hall in the Hopkins Center for the Arts,
Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755
Monday, October 6, 2008 at 4:30PM - Nader
Press Conference In front of
the State Capitol Building, 107 North Main St. Concord, New
Qualifying for the Ballot
RELEASE from Nader for President 2008
August 28, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: (Washington) Chris Driscoll, 202-360-3273, firstname.lastname@example.org;
(NH) Gary Hoffman, 978-973-2094, email@example.com
SUCCESSFULLY TACKLES NEW HAMPSHIRE'S FORMIDABLE BALLOT ACCESS LAWS
The Nader/Gonzalez 2008 presidential campaign on Friday, Aug. 29, will
submit more than 4,000 validated signatures--2,000 from each
Congressional district--to the New Hampshire Secretary of the State's
Election Division, to place Ralph Nader and running-mate Matt Gonzalez
on the November 2008 presidential election ballot.
To qualify to appear on New Hampshire's ballot, the Nader/Gonzalez
Campaign is required to collect more than 1,500 valid voters'
signatures from each Congressional district, which then needed to be
taken to over 200 individual towns and cities to be verified by local
election officials. The campaign was further required to collect
all the verified signatures and deliver them to the Secretary of State.
Additionally, state election law mandates that only one signature is
allowed per petition sheet, making New Hampshire one of the most
difficult states for petition submission in the nation.
New Hampshire has been hit hard by the economic downturn, resulting in
factory shutdowns and high unemployment rates. Home foreclosures are
particularly high, since city infrastructures are funded entirely
through property taxes, causing New Hampshire to have among the highest
property taxes in the nation. The Nader/Gonzalez Campaign is proposing
a 'Marshall Plan' for Cities to rebuild crumbling infrastructure and a
crash program to switch to a solar-based energy economy that will
provide millions of new jobs.
Gary Hoffman, Nader/Gonzalez New Hampshire State Coordinator, will hold
a news conference at 11 a.m. in the lobby of the Legislative Office
building, 33 N. State St., Concord, NH, 03301.
Nader/Gonzalez 2008 Campaign
WHAT:News Conference and
nominating petitions submission
WHEN: 11 a.m., Fri. Aug. 29,
WHERE: the lobby of the
Legislative Office building, 33 N. State St., Concord, NH, 03301.
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.
For more information on the Nader/Gonzalez campaign, visit: