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12-13, 2008 - Richmond and
"Ralph Nader will bring his Independent
"Shift the Power" presidential campaign to Virginia, Saturday July 12.
There will be a 12:30 p.m. news conference and a 1 p.m. Nader/Gonzalez
campaign rally, both to be held at the Virginia Holocaust Museum, 2000
E. Cary St. Richmond, VA 23223. Suggested contribution: $10/$5 student."
"Ralph Nader will bring his
Independent "Shift the Power" presidential campaign to Virginia, Sunday
July 13. There will be a 1:30 p.m. news conference and a 2 p.m.
Nader/Gonzalez campaign rally, both to be held at the Gravity Lounge,
103 South First Street, Charlottesville, Va. 22902. Suggested
contribution: $10/$5 student."
Qualifying for the Ballot
PRESS RELEASE from Nader for
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: (Washington) Chris Driscoll, 202-360-3273, firstname.lastname@example.org;
(Virginia) Christina Qura, 703-470-1029; or Dena Cottle, 757-831-1594.
SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES COMPLICATED BALLOT PROCESS, SUBMITS MORE THAN
15,00 SIGNATURES TO OBTAIN VIRGINIA BALLOT LINE
Supporters of Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader Fri., Aug.
22, will submit petitions to the Virginia State Board of Elections, to
place Mr. Nader and running-mate Matt Gonzalez on the November 2008
Virginia will be the 37th 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 Virginia's ballot, state law requires submission of the
signatures of 400 registered voters from each of Virginia's 11
congressional districts, one of the most difficult states in which to
obtain ballot access. Despite these political barriers, the
Nader/Gonzalez Campaign will submit more than 15,000 signatures.
Christina Qura, Virginia Nader/Gonzalez Roadtrip Coordinator, and Dena
Cottle, 2008 VA State Coordinator, will be joined by other
Nader/Gonzalez supporters in a news conference at 10 a.m.
outside on the front steps of the State Capitol Building, N. 9th St and
Grace St, Richmond, VA, 23219.
Virginians are concerned about the lack of a comprehensive statewide
transportation strategy, the polluting of their rivers and the
Chesapeake Bay, the loss of jobs to NAFTA, off-shoring jobs by
multinational corporations, and the dire affect on military families of
unpopular wars funded by the Democratic Congress and Republican
President. The Nader/Gonzalez ticket offers solutions to these and
numerous other problems Virginians and all Americans face. Visit: http://www.votenader.org/issues/
for the detailed Nader/Gonzalez platform.
This November Virginians will have a choice: the status quo parties of
Obama and McCain or the Nader/Gonzalez ticket that promises to "Shift
the Power" from big business corporations to "We The People!"
WHO: Virginia Supporters of Nader/Gonzalez 2008
WHAT: News Conference and nominating petitions
WHEN: 10 a.m., Fri. Aug. 22, 2008
WHERE: front steps of the State Capitol Building, N.
9th St and Grace St, Richmond, VA, 23219
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: votenader.org.
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