Nader Campaign Organization, New York
Nader for President 2008
: 2617 South Salina St., Syracuse, NY 13201 ...opening Oct. 14, 2008      also out of Starcher's home in Brooklyn
Josh Starcher GOTV Field Coordinator Brooklyn
Adem Lysogorski GOTV Field Coordinator Syracuse
Chris Thrasher GOTV Field Coordinator Syracuse
James Ruggio Regional Coordinator -
Josh Crump Regional Coordinator Binghamton
Rebecca Farewell-Prisaznuk Regional Coordinator Buffalo
name edited out per request 05/11
Regional Coordinator Albany
Alex Welshko Regional Coordinator Albany
Todd Tarzia Regional Coordinator Bloomfield
Jerry Kann Regional Coordinator Brooklyn
Doug Rogers Regional Coordinator Buffalo
Carl Winter Regional Coordinator Cortland
Danielle Morgera Regional Coordinator Hamburg
Marie Schuster Regional Coordinator Lancaster
Janina de Regional Coordinator New Paltz
Katherine Raymond Regional Coordinator Oswego
Matt Funiciello Regional Coordinator Queensbury
Patricia Heckman Regional Coordinator Rochester
Howie Hawkins Regional Coordinator Syracuse
Michelle Ruggio Regional Coordinator Syracuse
Christine Shahin Regional Coordinator Utica
Katherine Lang Campus Organizer, Alfred University Alfred
Eva Garcia Campus Organizer, City College of New York New York City
Steve Poveda Campus Organizer, Cornell University Ithaca
Helen Bord Campus Organizer, Fordham University New York
Danielle Campus Organizer, Hilbert College Buffalo
William Sterbenz Campus Organizer, Ithaca College Ithaca
Meaghan DelliCarpini Campus Organizer, New Rochelle High School New Rochelle
Jason Blevins Campus Organizer, New York University New York
AndoniElias Nava Campus Organizer, NYU - Tisch School of the Arts New York
Alex Leute Campus Organizer, Pratt Institute New York
Jake Schneider Campus Organizer, Sarah Lawrence College Bronxville
Sam Saxton Campus Organizer, School of Visual Arts New York
Nick Eaton Campus Organizer, Stony Brook University Long Island
Rebecca Farewell-Prisaznuk Campus Organizer, SUNY - Buffalo State College Buffalo
James Dowling Campus Organizer, SUNY - Rockland CC Suffern
Carl Winter Campus Organizer, SUNY Cortland Cortland
Frank Beese Campus Organizer, SUNY Fredonia Fredonia
Janina deMunck Campus Organizer, SUNY New Paltz New Paltz
Katherine Raymond Campus Organizer, SUNY Oswego Oswego
Max Novack Campus Organizer, Syracuse University Syracuse
Travis Olivera Campus Organizer, Utica College Utica

Oct. 15-17, 2008
October 15 at 6 p.m.- Nader major campaign address at Cooper Union, 7 East 7th St. at Third Ave. in New York City (same evening as debate at Hofstra).

October 16 at noon - Ralph Nader, Matt Gonzalez, and local community leaders rally to protest the bailout at Federal Hall, next to the NYSE in New York City.
4:30 p.m. - Nader press conference at the
New Paltz Friends Meeting House in New Paltz.
7 p.m./7:30 p.m. - Nader press conference and rally at The Egg, Empire State Plaza in Albany.

[Oct. 17 blog entry: "Today, Ralph and the Nader Team are motoring upstate through New York State.  Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo are on tap."]
October 17 11:30 a.m/noon - Nader news conference at 2617 S. Salina St. (the Nader and Howie Hawkins campaign office); rally at the Westcott Theater in Syracuse.
3:30-5:00 p.m. - Nader fundraiser at Brio's Mediterranean Bistro in Rochester.  ($100 minimum)
6:30 p.m./7 p.m. - Nader press conference and rally at Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in Buffalo.

June 18, 2008
"Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader will kick off the Nader/Gonzalez New York ballot drive Wednesday, June 18, with a news conference at 6:30 p.m. and a rally at 7:30 p.m., at the Peter Norton Symphony Space, Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 2537 Broadway at 95th St." New York City

Qualifying for the Ballot

PRESS RELEASE from Nader for President

August 18, 2008

News Advisory
Contact: (Washington) Chris Driscoll, 202-360-3273,; (Albany, N.Y.) Christina Tobin, 312-320-4101, or Josh Starcher, 718-909-6343,


Supporters of Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader Tues., Aug. 19, will submit petitions to the New York State Board of Elections, to place Mr. Nader and running-mate Matt Gonzalez on the November 2008 election ballot.

New York will be the 32nd state in which the Nader/Gonzalez Campaign has filed for a ballot line since Mr. Nader announced his intent to run during a February 24 appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press". To qualify to appear on New York's ballot, state law requires submission of the signatures of 15,000 registered voters. The Nader/Gonzalez Campaign will submit more than 27,000 signatures.

Howie Hawkins, New York Nader/Gonzalez 2008 Coordinator, and Christina Tobin, National Ballot Access Coordinator, will be joined by several other Nader/Gonzalez supporters in a news conference at 11 a.m. outside on the Steuben Street side of the State Board of Elections building.

WHO:  New York Supporters of Nader/Gonzalez 2008 Campaign
WHAT: News Conference and nominating petitions submission
WHEN: 11 a.m., Tues. Aug. 19, 2008
WHERE: NY State Board Of Elections, 40 Steuben Street, Albany, NY 12207-2108

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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