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Nader/Gonzalez Campaign and The Independent Party will Conclude Successful Connecticut Ballot Drive With News Conference

Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at 12:00:00 AM

News Advisory, News Conference Announcement
Contact: (Washington) Chris Driscoll, 202-360-3273, chris@votenader.org; (Hartford, CT) Christina Tobin, 312-320-4101, christina@votenader.org

Plan to Submit Double the Required Signatures to Secretary of State

Supporters of Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader and the Connecticut Independent Party will submit petitions to place Mr. Nader and running-mate Matt Gonzalez on the November 2008 election ballot, Wednesday, Aug. 6, to the Connecticut Secretary of State's Office. The Connecticut Independent Party has nominated the Nader/Gonzalez ticket to run on their ballot line.

Connecticut, Mr. Nader's home state, will be the 24th state in which the Nader/Gonzalez Campaign has filed for a ballot line since the celebrated consumer advocate announced his intent to run during a February 24 appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press". To qualify to appear on Connecticut's ballot, state law requires submission of the signatures of 7,500 registered voters.

The Nader/Gonzalez campaign will submit more than 16,000 signatures.

Christina Tobin, the Campaign's national ballot coordinator, will be joined by Connecticut supporters of Nader/Gonzalez 2008 at 11 a.m. for a news conference on the back steps of the Connecticut State Capitol, Hartford, Conn. 06106 (North steps, Trinity St. side). Ms. Tobin successfully coordinated the massive Nader/Gonzalez 2008 Illinois and Pennsylvania ballot drives while overseeing the campaign's ballot efforts across the nation. Michael Telesca, Waterbury, Conn. City Alderman, will attend the news conference representing the Independent Party.

WHO: Connecticut Supporters of Nader/Gonzalez 2008 Campaign
WHAT: News Conference and turn-in of nominating petitions
WHEN: Wednesday, Aug 6, 2008, 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Connecticut State Capitol, Hartford, CT 06106 (North steps, Trinity St. side).

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", 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.