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Sept. 5 at 12:30 p.m.- Nader and
running mate Matt Gonzalez host a news
conference in the Alumni Room of the W.R. Davies Center, at the
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, followed by a "Open the Debates"
rally in the Council Fire Room of the W.R. Davies Center.
Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. - Nader and running
mate Matt Gonzalez host a news conference at the Orpheum Theatre in
Madison followed by a rally at the same location. In addition to
speeches by Nader and Gonzalez, special guest David Rovics, "the
musical voice of the progressive movement," was scheduled to perform at
Sept. 6 at 12 noon - Nader and
running mate Matt Gonzalez host a "Open
the Debates" campaign rally at the Zelazo Center for the Performing
Arts, Helen Bader Concert Hall in Milwaukee.
Qualifying for the
PRESS RELEASE from Nader for President 2008
September 1, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: (Washington) Chris Driscoll, 202-360-3273, firstname.lastname@example.org;
(WI) Justin Richardson, 608-215-1342
WISCONSIN JOINS GROWING LIST OF
NADER/GONZALEZ BALLOT QUALIFIED STATES
Supporters of Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader will
submit ballot qualifying materials to the Wisconsin Secretary of
State's office on Tuesday Sept. 2, at 1:30 p.m., to place Mr. Nader and
running-mate Matt Gonzalez on the November 2008 election ballot.
Mr. Nader announced his intent to run during a February 24 appearance
on NBC's "Meet the Press." To qualify to appear on Wisconsin's ballot,
state law requires submission of the signatures of 2,000 qualified
voters. The campaign intends to file 3,500 signatures.
The Nader/Gonzalez Campaign is on schedule for securing ballots spots
in 45 states, and qualifying for write-in votes in 4 others.
Justin Richardson, Dustin Underwood, and Mark Phillip, the three
Nader/Gonzalez Wisconsin State Coordinators, will hold a news
conference on the steps of the State Capitol, Martin Luther King Jr.
Blvd Entrance, 2 East Main St., Madison , WI 53702.
Labor issues remain an ongoing problem in Wisconsin, which has lost
12,000 non-farm jobs and construction employment over the past twelve
months, with paper plants slated for more layoffs and GE scheduled to
halt production entirely. Race relations also continue to be strained,
with high racial disparities in prison sentencing, particularly in Dane
The Nader/Gonzalez campaign offers a Marshall Plan for cities which
would create jobs and repair crumbling infrastructures, and advocates
fair and equal legal treatment of all citizens.
WHAT:News Conference and ballot
WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 2, 1:30
WHERE: steps of the State
Capitol, Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Entrance, 2 East Main St., Madison
, WI 53702.
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
For more information on the Nader/Gonzalez campaign, visit:
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