Nader for President 2008
: 754 Limestone
Street, Lexington, KY 40508
"On Friday, September 19 at 6
p.m., Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader will be holding a
press conference in room W312 of the Floyd Theater, at the University
of Louisville followed by a 6:30 rally in Suite W310. Address:
University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292."
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Community and Technical College
Qualifying for the Ballot
September 2, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: (Washington) Chris Driscoll, 202-360-3273, firstname.lastname@example.org;
(KY) Jim Wiese 859-229-7284, email@example.com.
FILES FOR KENTUCKY BALLOT LINE
The Nader/Gonzalez presidential campaign will submit petitions to the
Kentucky Secretary of State's Office Wed. September 3, to place Ralph
Nader and running-mate Matt Gonzalez on the state's November 2008
To qualify to appear on Kentucky's ballot, state law requires
submission of the signatures of 5,000 registered voters. The
Nader/Gonzalez Campaign will submit around 12,500 signatures, which
evidences an overwhelming show of support. Voters are clearly stating
that they do not want to be restricted to only two choices on the
ballot in November.
Jim Wiese, Nader/Gonzalez Kentucky coordinator, will host a news
conference at 3 p.m. Wednesday, at the Office of the Secretary of
State, Elections Branch, 700 Capital Avenue, Suite 148, Frankfort, KY
A broad range of issues face Kentucky voters this election. Kentucky
has one of the nation's highest illiteracy rates, compounded by
fluctuating, and sometimes frozen, teacher salaries. Coal strip mining
continues in Eastern Kentucky, despite its devastating effects on the
environment. Lastly, a universal health care plan is definitely needed
in a state which holds a high incidence of diabetes cases.
The Nader/Gonzalez Campaign offers solutions to these and many other
problems facing the working families of Kentucky that Obama /McCain
fail to offer. For example, Nader and Gonzalez will guarantee a decent
education for all, ban mountaintop removal and launch a "Marshall Plan"
to repair the Nation's crumbling schools, clinic, roads, bridges and
other important infrastructure, creating millions of new jobs.
Nader/Gonzalez favors a Canadian-style, private delivery, free choice
of hospital and doctor, public health insurance system.
For more on solutions Nader and Gonzalez offer that Obama and McCain
have taken "off the table," visit: votenader.org/issues.
With the Nader/Gonzalez ticket on the ballot, Kentuckians will now have
two champions of working families to vote for.
the Kentucky Nader/Gonzalez
News Conference and
nominating petitions submission
3p.m., Wed. Sept. 3, 2008
Office of the Secretary
of State, Elections Branch, 700 Capital Avenue, Suite 148, Frankfort,
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: