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Missoula, MT: Ralph Nader to Speak Oct 22

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 12:00:00 AM

News Advisory
Contact: Ryan Mehta, 408-348-0681, rmehta@votenader.org (national); Kesa Bechard, 406-543-2623, kesa@votenader.org (local)


WHO: Ralph Nader

WHAT: Press Conference and Rally

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 1:15 and 1:30 p.m., respectively

WHERE: University of Montana, University Center 3rd floor, North Ballroom, Missoula, MT 59812

On Wednesday, October 22 at 1:15 p.m., consumer advocate and presidential candidate Ralph Nader will hold a press conference at the University of Montana in the North Ballroom on the 3rd floor of the university center, Missoula, MT 59812, 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 Montana residents.

Nader/Gonzalez believes in breaking away from unsustainable, dependent forms of energy like wasteful and dangerous nuclear, oil and coal, and move rapidly toward massive efficiencies in motor vehicle, heating, lighting, air conditioning technologies and various forms of solar and geothermal. In a state with the 5th highest potential for wind energy in the country, Nader/Gonzalez believes Montana (dubbed the Saudi Arabia of wind) should set an example for the rest of the country by constructing wind farms atop the state’s vast mountain ranges and rural landscape to generate power. According to American Wind Energy Association, Montana has only tapped into about 1/10th of 1 percent of its wind energy potential, ranking 17th overall in the country. No new wind projects are currently set for construction in Montana; however, there are proposals to get projects underway in places like Springdale. Nader/Gonzalez urges Montana to recognize the benefits of investing in clean, sustainable forms of energy like wind and solar which could help create thousands of new jobs and help lead the country toward a goal of energy independence.

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.