Nader Campaign Organization, Kansas

Nader for President 2008
Stephan Laird State Coordinator Lawrence

Oct. 9, 2008 - Ralph Nader rally at Abe & Jake's Landing, 8 E. Sixth St.. in Lawrence, KS.

Qualifying for the Ballot
PRESS RELEASE from Nader for President 2008

August 3, 2008

News Advisory
Contact: (Washington) Chris Driscoll, 202-360-3273,; David Peyton 414-755-0585


Supporters of Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader will submit petitions to place Mr. Nader and running-mate Matt Gonzalez on the November 2008 election ballot, Monday, Aug. 4, to the Kansas State Board of Elections, first floor Memorial Hall, 120 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66612-1594. Kansas will be the 22nd state in which 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 Kansas' ballot, state law requires submission of the signatures of 5,000 registered voters. The Nader/Gonzalez campaign will submit more than 10,000 signatures.

Supporters of Nader/Gonzalez 2008 will be available at 11:30 a.m. for news media questions at the Kansas State Board of Elections, first floor Memorial Hall, 120 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66612-1594.

WHO: Kansas Supporters of Nader/Gonzalez 2008 Campaign
WHAT: Turn-in of nominating petitions and press availability
WHEN: Monday Aug 4, 2008, 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Kansas State Board of Elections, first floor Memorial Hall, 120 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS 66612-1594.

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.

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, 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", 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 8-10 percent.

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