[petition launched March 12, 2007]

Mr. Nader,

We, the undersigned, would like to draft you to run for President of the United States in 2008 on the Green Party ticket.

Looking at the current choices before us, Mr. Nader, we can be certain that both the Democratic and Republican parties will again fail to provide the American people with palatable choices to lead this country and that they will again fail to address many of the most important issues of the day.

By joining the campaign for president, Mr. Nader, you will inject a much-needed voice for peace, universal healthcare, and economic justice.  Your candidacy would add a critical voice against the erosion of our civil rights by initiatives like the USA PATRIOT Act, the Military Commissions Act and by ever-expanding corporate power.

Your decades-long crusade for the rights of consumers, taxpayers, and citizens has no parallel among any other candidate for the presidency.  You have saved countless thousands of lives and strengthened the responsiveness of our democracy through the Highway Safety Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Freedom of Information Act, and the Clean Water Act.  We are asking you to seek this nation's highest office and defend those very principles one more time.

When your campaign and the Greens last joined forces in 2000, it was a powerful combination.  Going into the 2008 election, you can expect the Democratic Party and their proxies to use the same undemocratic tactics to deny you access to the ballot and to deny voters a genuinely progressive option, just as they did in 2004.

The Green Party, with its (so far) 20 guaranteed ballot lines for 2008, can remove many of the largest barriers to your access to the ballot, including in some of the largest states, like California and Illinois, where you were unable to attain ballot status due to repressive ballot access laws and underhanded tactics by the Democratic Party.

By winning the Green Party nomination in 2008, you will have automatic status on the following state ballots:

California        Colorado        Delaware        Florida           Hawaii       Illinois       Louisiana        Michigan       Mississippi       Missouri     Montana      New Mexico      Maryland       Oregon       Nevada      South Carolina       Maine      Nebraska       Wisconsin       Washington, D.C.     West Virginia

By guaranteeing you as many ballot lines as possible, we free your hand to concentrate on holding the other candidates’ feet to the fire on important issues like ending the occupation of Iraq and breaking the corporate stranglehold on our government.

By teaming up again, we are certain that we can create a powerful force to call for an end to the illegal war in Iraq, cutting the bloated and redundant military budget, curbing corporate influence on our civil government, and guaranteeing all Americans access to universal healthcare, education, and a clean environment.

We, the undersigned, strongly urge you to answer this call to seek the Green Party nomination for President of the United States.

In short, “Run, Ralph, Run!”