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Nader Super Rally Set for Minneapolis

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

News Advisory, Event Announcement
Contact: (Washington) Chris Driscoll, 202-360-3273, chris@votenader.org; (Minneapolis) Danene Provencher, 952-994-3085, danene@votenader.org


WHAT:     "Open the Debates" Nader/Gonzalez Super Rally

WHEN:     7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4

WHERE:     Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403
(202) 471-5833 or events@votenader.org
Donation: $10 in advance; $12 at the door

At 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4, during the Republican National Convention, the Nader/Gonzalez Campaign will be holding a Super Rally in Minneapolis at the Orchestra Hall. (Check out our new Nader/Gonzalez video promoting our rallies here.)

The rally will be a call to action for opening the presidential debates.

During his 2000 campaign, Ralph Nader drew sellout crowds to super rallies in arenas from Portland's Memorial Coliseum to Madison Square Garden.

After the election, the PBS NewsHour's Mark Shields called the Nader Super Rallies "the most exciting political development of the campaign year."

"My apology to Ralph Nader for not demanding that he be included in the debates," Shields said.

In 2004, the Democratic Party - along with its Republican allies - smothered the Nader campaign with phony lawsuits in a coordinated campaign of petition sabotage.

The campaign had a tough time keeping its head above water.

Just last month, legislative leaders responsible for illegal use of tax money to keep Nader off of the ballot in Pennsylvania in 2004 were indicted by a grand jury in Harrisburg.

Now, in 2008, Nader is back, and on track to be on the ballot in 45 states -- the campaign was on only 34 in 2004 -- and the Nader/Gonzalez ticket is at 6 percent in the latest CNN poll.

This rally will be part of a massive outpouring of protest in Denver and Minneapolis against the two corporate controlled parties and their policies of perpetual militarism and war.

Nader/Gonzalez is aiming to bust open the presidential debates.

As Mr. Nader says, if tens of millions of Americans can hear the Nader/Gonzalez message through the Presidential debates, it will be a three way race.

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