Nader campaign to submit petitions for Missouri ballot

The following is a media release from the Nader presidential campaign:

July 27, 2008

Contact: Chris Driscoll (Washington) 202-360-3273, [email protected]; Robert “Bob” Delaviras (Missouri) 314-852-1688, [email protected]


Supporters of Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader Monday will submit petitions to the Missouri Secretary of State to place Nader and running-mate Matt Gonzalez on the November 2008 election ballot. Missouri will be the 18th state 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 Missouri’s ballot, state law requires submission of the signatures of 10,000 registered voters. The Nader/Gonzalez campaign will submit 20,396 signatures.

Missouri Nader/Gonzalez supporters will be available at 11 a.m.—after the turn in—for news media questions at the front door of the James C. Kirkpatrick State Information Center, 600 W. Main Street, Jefferson City, Mo.

WHO: Missouri Supporters of Nader/Gonzalez 2008 Campaign
WHAT: turn-in of nominating petitions and press availability
WHEN: Monday July 28, 2008, 11 a.m.
WHERE: Secretary of State’s Office
James C. Kirkpatrick State Information Center
600 W. Main Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
(outside of building front door)

About the Nader/Gonzalez Campaign
According to a July 1 CNN poll, Ralph Nader is polling six-percent nationally, higher than his highest major poll numbers during the same time period in 2000 and approaching the ten-percent threshold required for eligibility to participate in “America’s Presidential Debate in New Orleans”, a non-Commission on Presidential Debates 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 eight-percent. For more information on the Nader/Gonzalez campaign, visit

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, breath better air, drink cleaner water, and work in safer environments. Nader graduated from Princeton University and received a LLB from the Harvard School of Law.

2 Responses to “Nader campaign to submit petitions for Missouri ballot”

  1. joell Says:

    i’m amazed at nader’s organizational skills, his ability to mobilize volunteers, donors & “fight the good fight”.

    btw, isn’t it time for the Green Party to submit petitions from somewhere?

  2. Wormfarmer Says:

    I can only hope that our divided, distracted, diverted populace does something other than electing one of the corporate shills running, we’ve had 200 years to have a representative government, and still have corporate power structure that has run us into the ditch YET AGAIN.
    Lets do something different this time,
    Vote Sanity, Vote Nader.

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