Updated Election Results for Nader/Gonzalez State by State

Nader and Gonzalez Will Hold a Joint News Conference in Austin, Texas, Monday, July 28

Saturday, July 26, 2008 at 12:00:00 AM

Contact: Chris Driscoll, 202-360-3273, chris@votenader.org (national); Debbie Russell, 512.573.6194, debbie@votenader.org (Austin)


Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader and his vice presidential running mate, Matt Gonzalez, will hold a joint news conference at City Hall, 1st Floor, News Conference Room #1034, 301 West 2nd St., Austin, Texas 78701, on Mon., July 28 at 11:30 a.m.

Texas is an example of excessive corporate power usurping the power of the people. Examples include NAFTA-inspired boondoggles like the Trans-Texas Corridor, and corporate-friendly "reforms" in the state legal system that undermines citizens' right to use the courts to seek justice. Mr. Nader and Mr. Gonzalez will propose solutions that shift power over government back to the people.    

In addition, the candidates will address critical issues the major party candidates have taken "off the table" that the Nader/Gonzalez campaign has put on the table, including:

Update on Sunday, July 27 Press Conference and Campaign Rally
A press conference Sunday, July 27 at 7 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church prior to a campaign rally--announced in a news release July 21--will take place, but it will be brief. The rally is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Mr.Nader and Vice Presidential running mate Matt Gonzalez will speak at the press conference and rally. Musical guests: Daniel Cioper and Public Offenders. The rally will be held at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 600 East 50th St. Austin, Texas 78751, suggested contribution: $10 / $5 student.

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. The acknowledged trailblazer in public interest and consumer activism, he led the movements to establish the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Motor Vehicle Safety Act, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and countless other pieces of important pro-worker, pro-consummer 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 the Harvard School of Law.

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, Mr. 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. Mr. Gonzalez graduated from Columbia University and received a JD from Stanford Law School. Mr. Gonzalez was born in McAllen, Texas in 1965.

For more information on the Nader/Gonzalez Campaign, visit http://www.VoteNader.org

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