Nader Campaign Organization, Wisconsin
Nader for President 2008
: 1202 Williamson Street, Madison (south of E Washington Avenue) Oct. 7, 2008
Caleb Kulfan GOTV Field Coordinator Madison
Ehrin Stuff GOTV Field Coordinator Madison
Mark Philip State Coordinator Oshkosh
Justin Richardson State Coordinator Madison
Dustin Underwood State Coordinator Milwaukee
Logan Middleton Regional Coordinator Wausau
Justin Kroening Regional Coordinator Green Bay
Adam Mathieson Regional Coordinator Green Bay
Adam Mertz Regional Coordinator La Crosse
Kellie Barber Regional Coordinator Stevens Point
Jim Niemeier Regional Coordinator Waupon
Patrick Miner Campus Organizer, Lawrence University Appleton
Adam Mertz Campus Organizer, UW LaCrosse La Crosse
Eric Miller Campus Organizer, UW Madison Madison
Jared Schroeder Campus Organizer, UW Milwaukee Milwaukee
Alex Nelson Campus Organizer, UW River Falls River Falls

Sept. 5-6, 2008
Sept. 5 at 12:30 p.m.- Nader and running mate Matt Gonzalez host a news conference in the Alumni Room of the W.R. Davies Center, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, followed by a "Open the Debates" rally in the Council Fire Room of the W.R. Davies Center.
Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. - Nader and running mate Matt Gonzalez host a news conference at the Orpheum Theatre in Madison followed by a rally at the same location.  In addition to speeches by Nader and Gonzalez, special guest David Rovics, "the musical voice of the progressive movement," was scheduled to perform at the rally.
Sept. 6 at 12 noon - Nader and running mate Matt Gonzalez host a "Open the Debates" campaign rally at the Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, Helen Bader Concert Hall in Milwaukee.

Qualifying for the Ballot
PRESS RELEASE from Nader for President 2008
September 1, 2008

Media Advisory
Contact: (Washington) Chris Driscoll, 202-360-3273,;
(WI) Justin Richardson, 608-215-1342


Supporters of Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader will submit ballot qualifying materials to the Wisconsin Secretary of State's office on Tuesday Sept. 2, at 1:30 p.m., to place Mr. Nader and running-mate Matt Gonzalez on the November 2008 election ballot.

Mr. Nader announced his intent to run during a February 24 appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press." To qualify to appear on Wisconsin's ballot, state law requires submission of the signatures of 2,000 qualified voters. The campaign intends to file 3,500 signatures.

The Nader/Gonzalez Campaign is on schedule for securing ballots spots in 45 states, and qualifying for write-in votes in 4 others.

Justin Richardson, Dustin Underwood, and Mark Phillip, the three Nader/Gonzalez Wisconsin State Coordinators, will hold a news conference on the steps of the State Capitol, Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Entrance, 2 East Main St., Madison , WI 53702.

Labor issues remain an ongoing problem in Wisconsin, which has lost 12,000 non-farm jobs and construction employment over the past twelve months, with paper plants slated for more layoffs and GE scheduled to halt production entirely. Race relations also continue to be strained, with high racial disparities in prison sentencing, particularly in Dane County.

The Nader/Gonzalez campaign offers a Marshall Plan for cities which would create jobs and repair crumbling infrastructures, and advocates fair and equal legal treatment of all citizens.

WHO:Wisconsin Nader/Gonzalez 2008 Campaign
WHAT:News Conference and ballot qualification submission
WHEN: Tuesday, Sept. 2, 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: steps of the State Capitol, Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Entrance, 2 East Main St., Madison , WI 53702.

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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