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Nader To Attend Peace And Freedom Party Nomination Convention

Friday, August 1, 2008 at 12:00:00 AM

News Advisory
Contact: Chris Driscoll (Washington, D.C.), 202-360-3273, chris@votenader.org;
Toby Heaps (Sacramento, California), 202-441-6795, toby@votenader.org


SACRAMENTO, CALIF., Aug. 1, 2008----Ralph Nader and his Vice Presidential Candidate Matt Gonzalez will attend the Presidential Forum hosted by the Peace and Freedom Party tonight. The forum begins at 7 p.m. and will take place in the Sutter Room of the Sacramento Hawthorn Suites. Prior to the Forum, Ralph Nader and Matt Gonzalez will participate in a press conference at 4 p.m. at the same location on the topic of the collapse of protections for injured workers.

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. He led the movement to establish the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and enact 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 the 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, 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 voters were partially disenfranchised by the Democratic National Committee -- an EPIC-MRA poll found Nader at 8-10 percent.

For more information on the Nader/Gonzalez campaign, visit: VoteNader.org.