Nader Campaign Organization, Alabama

Nader for President 2008
David Sears Regional Coordinator Birmingham
Daniel Story Regional Coordinator Fairhope
Dixie Walker Regional Coordinator Pelham
Kelly Franzetta Community Contact Birmingham
Sam Wilson Campus Organizer, Birmingham-Southern College Birmingham
Michael Yeager Campus Organizer, Gadsden State Community College Gadsden
Sean Jobst Campus Organizer, Jacksonville State University Jacksonville
Derek Tidmore Campus Organizer, Northeast Alabama Community College Rainsville
Jackson Baker Campus Organizer, University of Alabama Tuscaloosa


July 26, 2008 - Speaks to a small group of supporters in front of the Troy University Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery.

Qualifying for the Ballot

PRESS RELEASE from Nader for President 2008

August 18, 2008

News Advisory
Contact: (Washington) Chris Driscoll, 202-360-3273,;
(Alabama) Tom Burwell, 336-251-2196,


Supporters of Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader Tues., Aug. 19, will submit petitions to to the Alabama Secretary of State's Office, Montgomery Capitol Building, to place Mr. Nader and running-mate Matt Gonzalez on the November 2008 election ballot.

Alabama will be the 33rd 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 Alabama's ballot, state law requires submission of the signatures of 5,000 registered voters. The Nader/Gonzalez campaign will submit more than 10,000 signatures, well before the September 5th deadline.

Tom Burwell, Alabama Nader/Gonzalez 2008 Coordinator, will be available at 11 a.m. on the front steps of the Montgomery Capitol Building to answer news media questions.

WHO:  Alabama Supporters of Nader/Gonzalez 2008 Campaign
WHAT: Turn-in of nominating petitions and press availability
WHEN: 11 a.m., Tues. Aug. 19, 2008
WHERE: Montgomery Capitol Building, (front steps)

About Ralph Nader
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 was instrumental in enacting 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 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 (equivalent to about 10 million eligible voters), 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," a Google-sponsored event scheduled for September 18. In the key swing state of Michigan -- whose Democratic voters were partially disenfranchised by the Democratic National Committee -- an EPIC-MRA poll found Nader at 8-10 percent.

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