Nader news conference with former mayor of Salt Lake City

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

July 30, 2008
Contact: Chris Driscoll (Washington) 202-360-3273, [email protected]; Ashley Sanders, (SLC) 801-916-6307, [email protected]


Nader/Gonzalez Campaign Set to Secure Utah Ballot Line

Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader and former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson on Friday, Aug. 1, at 9 a.m., will hold a joint news conference at the Utah State Capitol, 350 S. State Street, 2nd Floor “Rotunda.”

Mr. Nader and Mr. Anderson will talk about their demand for the impeachment of President Bush. Mr. Anderson testified Friday, July 25 in Washington in U.S. House Judiciary Committee hearings on presidential misconduct.

In that testimony, Mr. Anderson said, “The administration has engaged in heinous human rights violations, the most serious breaches of trust, abuses of power injurious to the nation, astounding denials of due process including indefinite detention without charges, or without even a hearing, war crimes, crimes against peace, misleading Congress and the American people about threats to our nation’s security and the supposed case for war, and grave violations of treaties, the Constitution, and domestic statutory law. There has never been a more compelling case for impeachment. Nothing would speak so loudly regarding the principled, non-partisan commitment of our nation to the rule of law, and to our jealous embrace of our constitutional democracy.”

In addition, Mr. Nader will address the need for national ballot access reform and his proposal for a uniform nationwide set of ballot access laws. Mr. Nader will also be signing documents at the Utah Secretary of State’s office to place himself and vice presidential running-mate, Matt Gonzalez, on the November 2008 election ballot. To qualify to appear on Utah’s ballot, state law requires the candidate personally appear to sign the application for ballot status, as well as the submission of the signatures of 1,000 registered voters. The Nader/Gonzalez campaign has submitted more than 2,000 signatures.

WHO: Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader with former Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson

WHAT: News Conference

WHEN: 9 a.m., Friday Aug. 1, 2008

WHERE: Utah State Capitol, 350 S State Street, 2nd Floor “Rotunda”

About the Nader/Gonzalez Campaign
According to a July 1 CNN poll, Ralph Nader is polling 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 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 Law School.

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