Posted at the VoteNader.org blog
On Wednesday, August 27, right during the heart of the Democratic National Convention, we will be holding a Super Rally for 5,000-7,000 people at the University of Denver Magness Arena. (Check out our new Nader/Gonzalez video promoting our rallies here.)
And we’ll be hosting a second super rally in Minneapolis on September 4th at the Orchestra Hall during the week of the Republican National Convention.
To protest the corporate control over our political system and to call for opening the presidential debates.
During his 2000 campaign, Ralph Nader drew sellout crowds to super rallies in arenas from Portland’s Memorial Coliseum to Madison Square Garden.
After the election, the NewsHour’s Mark Shields called the Nader Super Rallies “the most exciting political development of the campaign year.”
“My apology to Ralph Nader for not demanding that he be included in the debates,” Shields said.
In 2004, the Democratic Party – along with its Republican allies – smothered the Nader campaign with phony lawsuits in a coordinated campaign of petition sabotage.
We had a tough time keeping our heads above water.
Just last month, legislative leaders responsible for illegal use of tax money to keep us off of the ballot in Pennsylvania in 2004 were indicted by a grand jury in Harrisburg.
Now, in 2008, Nader is back, and – thanks to you – on track to be on the ballot in 45 states – we were on only 34 in 2004 – and the Nader/Gonzalez ticket is at six percent in the latest CNN poll.