|Jovan Haynes||State Coordinator||North Little Rock|
|Willie Benson||Campus Organizer, University of Arkansas||Fayetteville|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Chris Driscoll (Washington) 202-360-3273, firstname.lastname@example.org;
David Peyton (Arkansas), 414-915-8883, djpeytonvotenader.org
Supporters of Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader will submit petitions Friday
to the Arkansas Division of
Elections to place Mr. Nader
and running-mate Matt
Gonzalez on the November 2008 election ballot. Arkansas will be the 19th state the Nader/Gonzalez Campaign has filed for a
ballot line since the celebrated consumer advocate announced his intent
to run during a February 24 appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press". To
qualify to appear on Arkansas'
ballot, state law requires submission of the signatures of 1,000
registered voters. The Nader/Gonzalez
campaign will submit more than 2,000 signatures.
David Peyton, Arkansas Nader/Gonzalez ballot coordinator, will be available at 11:30 a.m. for news media questions at the Front Steps of the Arkansas State Capitol, 500 Woodlane Ave, Little Rock, Ark.
WHO: Arkansas Supporters of Nader/Gonzalez 2008 Campaign
WHAT: Turn-in of nominating petitions and press availability
WHEN: Friday Aug 1, 2008, 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Front Steps of the Arkansas State Capitol, 500 Woodlane Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201.
About the Nader/Gonzalez Campaign
According to a July 1 CNN poll, Ralph Nader is polling 6 percent nationally, higher than his 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 voters were partially disenfranchised by the Democratic National Committee -- an EPIC-MRA poll found Nader at 8 percent.
About Ralph Nader
Celebrated 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 enact 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 the Harvard Law School.
For more information about the Nader/Gonzalez
Campaign, visit: VoteNader.org