New York, NY: Ralph Nader at the Cooper Union Wednesday, October 15
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Ryan Mehta, 408-348-0681, firstname.lastname@example.org (National HQ); Josh Starcher, 718-909-6343 (Local)
PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE RALPH NADER TO SPEAK IN NEW YORK
WHO: Ralph Nader
WHAT: Major Campaign Address
WHEN: Wednesday, October 15 at 6:00pm
WHERE: Cooper Union, 7 East 7th St. at Third Ave. NY, NY 10003
On October 15th, Ralph will address a major crowd in the historic Cooper Union and take to the streets the next day to protest the bailout in front of the NYSE.
Ralph is the only Presidential candidate who supports jail time, not bail time for Wall Street fat cats, so come hear him speak in the historic Cooper Union instead of watching the game show debates on TV. Ralph will address the crowd on serious issues like withdrawing our corporate and military forces from Iraq and more lighthearted, entertaining subjects such as strengthening shareholder power and taxing derivative speculation.
He will also comment on the Presidential debates from which he was excluded. In another part of the city, while Ralph speaks in Cooper Union, the two corporate candidates will be debating each other without even mentioning the issues that Ralph will talk about and that matter to the American people. Since 1988, the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) has sponsored every presidential debate and kept the discussion empty. Since its inception, the CPD has always been headed by two former chairs of the Democratic and Republican parties. In 1987, the League of Women Voters refused to sponsor any more presidential debates, ìbecause the demands of the two campaign organizations would perpetrate a fraud on the American voter.
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 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
The Nader/Gonzalez independent presidential candidacy will be on the ballot in 45 states, is polling at 5-6 percent nationally, and a new Time/CNN poll shows Ralph Nader polling 8 percent in New Mexico, 7 percent in Colorado, 7 percent in Pennsylvania, and 6 percent in Nevada — all key battleground states.
For more information on the Nader/Gonzalez campaign, visit: votenader.org