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Boise, ID: Ralph Nader Oct 21

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at 12:00:00 AM

News Advisory
Contact: Ryan Mehta, 408-348-0681, rmehta@votenader.org (national); Ciarran Burch, 208-880-0806, ciarran@votenader.org (local)


WHO: Ralph Nader

WHAT: Press Conference and Rally

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 1 and 1:30 p.m., respectively

WHERE:  Special Events Center, 1800 University Drive, Boise, ID 83725

On Tuesday, October 21 at 1 p.m., consumer advocate and presidential candidate Ralph Nader will hold a press conference at the State Special Events Center in Boise, ID, followed by a 1:30 p.m. rally. Mr. Nader will speak on a variety of topics including the economic crisis, the fraudulent Commission on Presidential Debates which excludes alternative voices from participating, and other pressing issues especially pertinent to Idaho residents.

Nader/Gonzalez does not support the recent agreement reached between the state of Idaho and the Bush administration over the future of national forest lands. The compromise, which took effect last week after almost eight years of battles, modifies a 2001 Clinton-backed law (known as the 2001 roadless rule) that ensures the protection of 9.3 million acres of Idaho’s majestic forests through tough regulatory safeguards. 8.9 million acres of forest remain protected under the new plan; however, the campaign cannot tolerate the surrendering of 405,000 acres now open for destruction. While some environmental groups gave in to the compromise, Nader/Gonzalez steadfastly stands with the Wilderness Society and the Greater Yellowstone Coalition who are displaying unwaivering commitment and dedication to protecting sensitive lands and opposing destructive, corporate development activities like logging and phosphate mining poised to occur.

Mr. Nader will also address other critical issues the major party candidates have taken "off the table" that the Nader/Gonzalez Campaign has put on the table, including:

- a comprehensive, six-month negotiated military and corporate withdrawal date from Iraq;
- a single-payer, private delivery, free-choice public health insurance system for all;
- a living wage and repeal of the anti-union Taft-Hartley Act;
- a no-nuke, solar-based energy policy supported by renewable, sustainable, energy-efficient sources;
- a carbon tax to deter global warming and a securities derivatives tax to pay for the Washington bailout of Wall Street;
- an end to the corporate welfare and corporate crime that has resulted in millions losing pensions, savings and jobs and squandered tax dollars; and,
- more direct democracy reflecting the preamble to our constitution which starts with "we the people," and not "we the corporations."

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 Motor Vehicle Safety Act, 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 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
The Nader/Gonzalez independent presidential candidacy will be on the ballot in 45 states, is polling at 5-6 percent nationally, and a recent 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.