Nader Campaign Organization, Rhode Island
Nader for President 2008
John Cullen State Coordinator Lincoln
Tom Mottl Community Contact West Warwick
Ben LeBlanc Campus Organizer, University of Rhode Island Kingston

June 7, 2008 - Ralph Nader appeared at "a bookstore and small hall on Empire St. Providence, R.I.  The main media did not cover his visit. He spoke to about sixty persons in attendence and some free lance videographers took some footage.  Mr.Nader outlined his campaign platform and took had a question and answer period.  He and his staff solicited campaign contributions and handed out campaigned materials.  He had a book signing for those interested."  - John Cullen

Qualifying for the Ballot
July 14, 2008


Contact: Chris Driscoll (Washington, D.C.), 202-360-3273,; Nicole Brooks (Providence, RI), 714-292-8675,             

Independent Presidential Candidate Set to Secure Ballot Line In Rhode Island

Rhode Island supporters of independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader will file nominating petitions with the Secretary of State to place Nader and running-mate Matt Gonzalez on Rhode Island's November 2008 election ballot. Rhode Island will be the tenth state to formally submit paperwork for Ralph Nader's candidacy 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 Rhode Island's ballot, state law requires submission of the signatures of 1,000 registered voters. The Nader/Gonzalez campaign will submit more than 2,000 signatures, twice the number required.

WHO:supporters of Nader/Gonzalez 2008 campaign

WHAT: turn-in of nominating petitions

WHEN: Monday July 14, 2008
             1:00 PM

WHERE: State Capitol
(Back Steps on the Smith street side)
90 Smith Street
Providence, RI 02903   

About the Nader/Gonzalez Campaign
According to a July 1 CNN poll, Ralph Nader is polling six-percent nationally, higher than his highest major poll numbers during the same time period in 2000 and approaching the ten-percent threshold required for eligibility to participate in "America's Presidential Debate in New Orleans", a non-Commission on Presidential Debates 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 eight-percent. For more information on the Nader/Gonzalez campaign, visit

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. His organizations have helped 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, breath better air, drink cleaner water, and work in safer environments. Nader graduated from Princeton University and received a LLB from the Harvard School of Law.

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