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Green Party Of New York State Welcomes Ralph Nader Into The 2008 Presidential Race
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 24, 2008
Contact: Peter LaVenia, Co-chair firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-463-8653
Gloria Mattera, C0-chair email@example.com or 917 886-4538
The Green Party of New York State welcomes Ralph Nader into the 2008 presidential race and invites Mr. Nader to join the other candidates currently seeking the Green Party nomination.
Mr. Nader's life long battle against the corporate interests and the politicians beholden to them, which undermine the democracy of the American people, is in concert with the Green Party program. He has made a tremendous contribution to independent electoral politics and the Green Party of NYS applauds Mr. Nader's most recent lawsuit against the illegal acts of the Democratic National Committee during the 2004 presidential election.
"Mr. Nader received 244,030 votes in NY Srate in 2000 - about 8% of his total vote nationwide, as the Green Party candidate for president. "His entry into the presidential race will help raise the level of discourse from empty rhetoric and vague promises to focus on the issues that concern voters an immediate withdrawal from Iraq, true health care reform and a serious commitment to mitigating the climate crisis.
Among the candidates seeking the Green Party nomination for president is Cynthia McKinney, former Congresswoman from Georgia. If Mr. Nader should choose to seek the Green Party nomination it will make for a truly competitive and exciting presidential nominating convention. The race for president is truly broadened with their inclusion, both quantitatively, and qualitatively," said Gloria Mattera, co-chair of the New York State Green Party. "It is scandalous that our nation's leaders are selected by an electoral system that is subservient to billions of dollars in private contributions and an almost complete media black out when it comes to third party or independent candidates:, added Mattera. The Green Party promotes electoral reform that includes proportional representation, a ban on corporate contributions and equal access to media coverage.
The Green Party Presidential Nominating Convention will be held from July 10 13 in Chicago.
Other recognized candidates seeking the Green Party nomination are Jesse Johnson, Kent Mesplay and Kat Swift. For more information about this candidates and about the Green Party, visit www.gp.org and www.gpnys.org.