Updated Election Results for Nader/Gonzalez State by State

Nader to Campaign in Richmond, VA

Friday, July 11, 2008 at 12:00:00 AM

News Release
Contact: Chris Driscoll, 202-360-3273, chris@votenader.org;
Local contact: John Wade, 804-432-1611


Ralph Nader will bring his Independent "Shift the Power" presidential campaign to Virginia, Saturday July 12. There will be a 12:30 p.m. news conference and a 1 p.m. Nader/Gonzalez campaign rally, both to be held at the Virginia Holocaust Museum, 2000 E. Cary St. Richmond, VA 23223. Suggested contribution: $10/$5 student.

Virginians are concerned about the lack of a comprehensive statewide transportation strategy, the polluting of their rivers and the Chesapeake Bay, the loss of jobs to NAFTA, off-shoring jobs by multinational corporations, and the dire affect on military families of unpopular wars funded by the Democratic Congress and Republican President.

This November Virginians will have a choice: the status quo parties of Obama and McCain or the Nader/Gonzalez ticket that promises to "Shift the Power" from big business corporations to "We The People!"

Obama and McCain offer business as usual: the continuation of the war in Iraq, the threat of war in Iran, and support of the extreme militarists in Israel.  Nader/Gonzalez propose a rapid withdrawal of troops from Iraq and a two-state peace solution based on the accords of the Israeli and Palestinian peace movements.

The Nader/Gonzalez Campaign offers something new and different--actual solutions to real problems like a living wage; repeal of the anti-union Taft-Hartley Act; and, a single-payer, Canadian-style, private delivery, free-choice public health insurance system for all.

The Nader/Gonzalez Campaign proposes putting people back to work, funding a massive public works jobs program by cutting the wasteful, bloated military budget and adopting a Wall Street securities speculation tax. This money would be redirected into a "Marshall Plan" rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure, constructing new mass-transit systems, schools, clinics and other needed public works. It would include a crash program to develop a no-nuke, solar-based energy policy supported by renewable, sustainable, energy-efficient sources, creating millions of new jobs in the process.

While Obama/McCain cater to the powerful corporate interests that fund their campaigns, Nader/Gonzalez propose a crack down on corporate welfare and corporate crime that has resulted in millions losing pensions, savings and jobs and a huge squandering of your tax dollars.

The Nader/Gonzalez Campaign addresses these and other issues Obama and McCain have taken "off the table." For a full list of "on the table" topics see: VoteNader.org