Nader Campaign Organization, Arkansas

Nader for President 2008

Jovan Haynes State Coordinator North Little Rock
Willie Benson Campus Organizer, University of Arkansas Fayetteville

"On Thursday September 18, at 6 p.m., Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader will host a news conference in Room 213 of Kimpel Hall at the University of Arkansas. Following the news conference, at 6:30 p.m., Nader will hold a rally in Room 102 of Kimpel Hall. The events are located at: 280 North McIlroy, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 72701."

Qualifying for the Ballot
PRESS RELEASE from Nader for President 2008

July 30, 2008

News Advisory
Contact: Chris Driscoll (Washington) 202-360-3273,;
David Peyton (Arkansas), 414-915-8883,


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:


PRESS RELEASE from Arkansas Secretary of State

Thursday, Aug 7, 2008

Secretary Daniels Certifies Nader as Independent Presidential Candidate

LITTLE ROCK, AR—Secretary of State Charlie Daniels today certified a petition submitted by independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader allowing him and his vice presidential running mate, Matt Gonzalez, to appear on the Arkansas ballot in the November 4, 2008 general election.

The Secretary of State’s office verified 1,234 signatures. 1,000 valid signatures from registered Arkansas voters are required of political groups and independent candidates wishing to appear on the state’s general election ballot for the offices of US President and Vice President.

Nader is the only certified independent presidential candidate. In addition to the three recognized state parties (Democratic, Republican, and Green), the Libertarian, Constitution, and Socialism & Liberation parties have also qualified to have their presidential and vice presidential nominees appear on the state ballot.

For more information on the voting process in Arkansas, please visit


Contact: Natasha Naragon
Phone: (501) 683-1441

Arkansas Secretary of State Charlie Daniels
256 State Capitol Building
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Phone: (501) 682-1010