PRESS RELEASES from Nader for President 2008

October 26, 2008
Press Release
Contact: Toby Heaps, 202-471-5833,

Nader Successful at Guinness World Record Attempt, Rolls through 21 MA Towns in One Day

Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader set out Saturday morning to set a Guinness World Record for most speeches in 24 hours. He had to meet the Guinness threshold of a minimum of 15 spontaneous speeches on different topics at least 10 minutes in length and with at least 10 people in attendance at different venues.

Just before 1 a.m. EST, Mr. Nader completed his 21st speech in Sheffield after having started the day with a 7:15 a.m. departure from his hometown of Winsted, Connecticut. Along the way, Mr. Nader, never one to take on a challenge lightly, delivered each speech not only in a different venue as required by Guinness, but in a different municipal jurisdiction which made for a total of more than 365 miles traveled.

Mr. Nader stuck to a tight schedule, keeping mostly to his alloted speaking time through the multi-pronged marathon, which included taking questions, signing up new supporters, and fundraising. In total, Mr. Nader raised thousands of dollars in small contributions, distributed thousands of pieces of campaign merchandise, and spoke directly to well over 1,000 people, or an average of over 50 people at every stop. In the coming days, the Nader/Gonzalez campaign will submit all the paperwork, photography and video footage to Guinness World Records to be evaluated and decided upon.

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Ralph Nader’s Massachusetts Marathon — The Route:

Stop 1: 8:10-8:30: Teapot Gallery Coffee • 22 Elm Street, Westfield.

Stop 2: 9:00-9:15: Emily L Partyka Central Branch Library • 449 Front Street, Chicopee.

Stop 3: 10:45-11:05: Federal Reserve • 600 Atlantic Ave, Boston.

Stop 4: 11:15-11:45: The Middle East - Zuzu’s • $50 min donation • 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge.

Stop 5: 11:55-12:20: Tufts University, Student Center, Bottom Floor • Somerville.

Stop 6: 12:25-12:45: Danish Pastry Shop • 330 Boston Ave, Medford

Stop 7: 1:00-1:20: Energy Awareness Fair • 251 Waltham St, Lexington.

Stop 8: 1:35-2:00: Old North Bridge • Minute Man National Historical Park, Concord.

Stop 9: 2:25-2:45: Waltham Farmer’s Market • Main and Moody St, Waltham.

Stop 10: 3:00-3:20: Watertown Public Library • 123 Main Street, Watertown.

Stop 11: 3:35-4:00: Lasell College, Yamawaki Auditorium • 1844 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton.

Stop 12: 4:20-4:40: Ben’s Deli • 5 Turnpike Rd, Southborough.

Stop 13: 5:10 to 5:30: Clark University, Lurie Conference Room, Higgins University Center • 950 Main St, Worcester.

Stop 14: 5:40-6:00: The Coffee Mug • 286 SouthBridge St, Auburn.

Stop 15: 6:55-7:15: Press Conference, Clarion Hotel, 1080 Riverdale Street • West Springfield.

Stop 16: 7:30-8:00: Nadim’s Cafe Lebanon • 1390 Main St, Springfield.
Stop 17: 8:15-8:30: Bungalow at The Waterfront Tavern • 920 Main St, Holyoke.

Stop 18: 8:40-9:00: House Party • 47 Lamb St, South Hadley.

Stop 19: 9:20-9:35: The Raven Used Bookstore • 4 Old South St #1, Northampton.

Stop 20: 10:45-11:05: The Lions Den • 30 Main St, Stockbridge.

Stop 21: 11:30-11:50: Campaign Party • 615 Boardman St, Sheffield.

October 23, 2008
Press Release
Contact: Ryan Mehta, 408-348-0681,; Rob Socket 202-471-5833,;

Nader to Attempt Guinness World Record on Saturday: Massachusetts Marathon, Most Speeches in 24-Hours

This Saturday, Ralph Nader will hold campaign events in 21 cities across Massachusetts in an attempt to set a sanctioned Guinness World Record to give the most speeches in a 24-hour time period. The minimum threshold he must meet is 15. He is scheduled to deliver over 315 minutes of speeches and drive over 365 miles. Each speech will last at least 10 minutes and will tackle a separate issue.

Nader/Gonzalez campaign events are scheduled to be held in the following cities:

Boston, Cambridge, Belmont, Somerville, Medford, Arlington, Lexington, Concord, Waltham, Watertown, Newton, Worcester, Auburn, Springfield, Chicopee, Holyoke, Northampton, West Springfield, Westfield, Stockbridge and Sheffield.

There is an additional van for intrepid journalists who want to chronicle the adventure from start to finish.

For a full itinerary or other related inquires, please contact Ryan Mehta at 408-348-0681, or Rob Socket at 202-471-5833.