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Get Autographed Unreasonable Man DVD Now 07/15/08

Get Autographed Unreasonable Man DVD Now

Donate $100 now.

And we'll send you an autographed copy of the DVD - An Unreasonable Man.

Autographed by Ralph Nader - the subject of this historic documentary.

All around us are people who don't want Ralph to run this year.

This movie is the perfect remedy. (Watch trailer here.)

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Six Days, $34,000 07/14/08

Six Days, $34,000

Four days ago we announced our goal of putting Ralph Nader on the ballot in five more states - for a total of fifteen states - by July 20 and that we would need to raise $60,000 to get it done.

How are we doing?

In those four days, we've raised - thanks to you - more than $26,000.

Later today in South Carolina, we will turn in more than 18,000, more than enough to get us on the ballot. We only need 10,000 valid.

South Carolina - check.

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We need your help to build our campaign online 07/12/08

We need your help to build our campaign online

Dear supporters,

I wrote to you two weeks ago asking you to help us Top the Charts at YouTube for our "7 Things You Can't Say in '08: In Memory of George Carlin" video.

Your response was overwhelming and our video rocketed--over 28,000 views!

You helped make the video so popular that YouTube featured us in their YouChoose '08 Presidential Race playlist all weekend. Those are the kinds of wins that we need to grow our grassroots movement and to force the mainstream media to cover the Nader/Gonzalez campaign.

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Two New Nader Videos 07/11/08

Two New Nader Videos

Here's is your task for today.

Drop a $20 bill on Nader/Gonzalez.

Why $20?

Because we want to get to $20,000 by the end of the day.

On our way to 15 states.

And $60,000.

By July 20.

We are now at over $15,000.

In just two days.

So, $20,000 by the end of the day shouldn't be a heavy lift.

(If we get there early, take us to $25,000. We're easy.)

On our way to 15 states.

And then 45 states.

By September 20.

Nader/Gonzalez is the positivo campaign.

Two rules here at Nader/Gonzalez headquarters:

Rule Number One: No whining.

And Rule Number Two: Get it done.

It's not that we don't take our world seriously.

We do.

But whining and negativo man attitude doesn't get us where we need to go.

Which is 45 states by September 20.

Senator Obama voted for FISA.Take the telecom immunity/spying bill that Obama voted for, McCain dodged, and Bush signed into law.

It's an unconstitutional law.

Did we whine and cry about it?

No, we did not.

We spoke out against it.

We're running this campaign, in part, to defend the Fourth Amendment and the Constitution.

And we've produced an awesome video denouncing the new law.

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Hey Rush, Get Off Welfare 07/10/08

Hey Rush, Get Off Welfare

Listen to Ralph Nader's audio message here

According to press reports, Rush Limbaugh will be making $38 million a year.

For eight years.

Rush is making this money by being a radio talk show host.

On public property.

That would be - the public airwaves.

Owned by the American people.

For which Rush - and his affiliated companies - pay no rent.

Rush Limbaugh is on welfare.

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We Welcome Disillusioned Obama Supporters 07/09/08

We Welcome Disillusioned Obama Supporters

Were you drawn to the Nader website because Obama broke his word to you on FISA/Telecom? Or was it because his vote not only immunized and concealed blatantly criminal conduct, but helped lay the legal foundation for a future police state? Or perhaps it was simply his new fundraisers, where the price of admission exceeds $30,000?

No matter. You are here now. Seduced and abandoned. We all know the stages of grief, but we are also serious people, and we are not at a funeral, we are in a fight, a fight for justice in our country and our world.

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Nader Audio on Telecom Immunity 07/09/08

Nader Audio on Telecom Immunity

Listen to Ralph Nader's audio message on the Senate vote on FISA - here.

Good morning.

This is Ralph Nader.

Today is Wednesday July 9, 2008.

And I'm listening now to the debate on the Senate floor over legislation that will give President Bush new warrantless eavesdropping powers.

The bill will also grant immunity to telecom companies for cooperating with Mr. Bush in his illegal warrantless wiretapping on Americans - on any one of you.

We were taught as young children that in our democracy, under our system of justice, nobody is above the law - nobody.

But this bill puts the President and the telecom companies above the law.

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Five More States, $60,000, July 20 07/09/08

Five More States, $60,000, July 20

Ladies and gentlemen.

Today, it is July 9.

And thanks to you, we have met deadline one - get Nader/Gonzalez on the ballot in ten states by July 6.

Now, on to deadline two:

Fifteen states by July 20.

That's five more states - Missouri, Massachusetts, South Carolina, Rhode Island and Arkansas.

All by July 20.

And to get there, we need to raise $60,000.

In eleven days.

Here is what we propose.

Donate now - in whatever denomination suits you - $5, $10, $20, $50, $100.

And if you choose, your name will pop up on our fundraising widget - which shows every dollar we raise as we approach our $60,000 goal.

You will be supporting Albert, Nicole, David and Deborah.

They are four of more than 50 valiant roadtrippers - who have spanned out around the country to put Nader/Gonzalez on the ballot.

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What to Do Now? 07/07/08

What to Do Now?

What to do now?

Drop a five spot on the real deal.

Donate five dollars for Nader/Gonzalez.


Five reasons:

Telecom immunity.

Gun control.

Death penalty.

Campaign finance.

Faith-based funding.

On July 4, the New York Times documented Obama's flip flops on each of these issues and then proclaimed Obama New and Not Improved.

When we ask our friends who support Obama about his recent flip-flopping on these and other issues, they say something like this:

You have to pander to become President.


It doesn't matter where Obama stands on the issues -- it's the symbolism of change that matters.

Okay, so if it's the symbolism of change that matters to you, and not the substance, then please go and support Obama.

But if you actually want a candidacy that stands steadfast for shifting the power from the corporations back to the people, then please drop a five spot now on Nader/Gonzalez.

You'll be supporting a positive, rock solid, steadfast campaign.

Already, we're penciled in in ten states.

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Independence Day 07/07/08

Independence Day One day when I was about eight years old, my mother tossed one of her frequent "out of the blue" questions at me:

"Ralph, do you love your country?"

"Yes, mother," I said, wondering where she was going with this.

"Well, I hope when you grow up, you'll work hard to make it more lovable."

Thus, began my education in the patriotism of deeds, the patriotism of advancing justice. The country was in the middle of World War II and the spirit of patriotism was engulfed by the war effort, by the heroics of our armed forces against the fascists, and, for my parents, by my brother Shaf's impending enlistment into the Navy.
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