Nader Campaign Organization, Maine

Nader for President 2008

Office: 15 Monument Square, 2nd floor, Portland, just south of Congress Street Oct. 7, 2008

Ben Meiklejohn GOTV Field Coordinator Portland
Jared Vanhosen GOTV Field Coordinator Portland
Asher Platts Community Contact Gorham
Nancy Oden Community Contact Jonesboro
Laurie Dobson Community Contact Kennebunkport
Glenn Visser Community Contact Montville
Nicolas Pellenz Community Contact Portland
Jake Weisberg Campus Organizer, College of the Atlantic Bar Harbor
Kacy Woodworth Campus Organizer, Maine College of Art Portland
Patrick Finn Campus Organizer, Maine Maritime Academy Castine
Benjamin Chadwick Campus Organizer, Southern Maine Community College South Portland
Kacy Woodworth Campus Organizer, University of New England Biddeford, Portland
Kacy Woodworth Campus Organizer, University of Southern Maine Portland

"On Monday, October 6 at 7:15pm consumer advocate and Presidential candidate Ralph Nader will host a press conference in Parish Hall. The rally will begin at 7:30pm at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist in Portland, Maine, 425 Congress St. Portland, ME 04101. He will speak about the Wall St. Bailout, single-payer health care, the Iraq War, the environment, and the state of the Presidential debates from which he was excluded."

Qualifying for the Ballot

August 14, 2008
News Advisory
Contact: (Washington) Chris Driscoll, 202-360-3273,; (Maine) Mike Richardson, 202-441-6660,


Supporters of Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader Friday., Aug. 15, will hold a news conference and submit petitions to the Maine Secretary of State's Office, Division of Elections, to place Mr. Nader and running-mate Matt Gonzalez on the November 2008 election ballot.

Maine will be the 30th 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 Maine's ballot, state law requires submission of the signatures of 4,000 registered voters. The Nader/Gonzalez campaign will submit more than 5,500 signatures.

Mike Richardson, Maine Nader/Gonzalez 2008 Coordinator, will be available at 11 a.m. Friday., Aug. 15, on the front steps of the Elections Division, Burton Cross Building, 111 Sewall St., Augusta, Maine 04333, to answer news media questions.

WHO:  Maine Supporters of Nader/Gonzalez 2008 Campaign
WHAT: News Conference and Turn-in of nominating petitions
WHEN: 11 a.m., Friday., Aug. 15, 2008
WHERE: Burton Cross Building, (front steps) 111 Sewall St., Augusta, Maine 04333

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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