Ralph Nader to Hold Rally and Press Conference, at Tulane
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RALPH NADER TO HOLD RALLY AND PRESS CONFERENCE, AT TULANE UNIVERSITY
On Wednesday, September 17 at 3pm, Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader will be speaking at the Freeman Auditorium, Room 205, in the Woldenburg Art Center at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.
Mr. Nader's remarks will include the failure of the federal government to adequately respond to the disaster of Hurricane Katrina. It is absolutely shameful that some residents are still without homes, and that corporations are seizing the opportunity to displace former residents and gentrify disaster-vacated real estate. More than 35,000 individuals are still living in FEMA trailers. Only 11 percent of Lower 9th Ward residents have been able to return to the city. Populations made vulnerable by disaster should not be ignored or exploited for corporate profit. The Nader campaign maintains that this is yet another example of the disastrous collusion of corporations and politics.
WHO: Ralph Nader
WHAT: Press Conference and Rally
WHEN: Wednesday, September 17, 2:30 p.m. Press Conference; 3 p.m. Rally
WHERE: Freeman Auditorium, Room 205, Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118
About Ralph Nader
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 was instrumental in enacting 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 Harvard 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 (equivalent to about 10 million eligible voters), 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 Democratic 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.