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Free and Equal Elections to sponsor Chicago launch of Amato book

Free & Equal Elections is sponsoring the Chicago launch of Theresa Amato’s new book Grand Illusion. The premier will be held at the Union League Club on Thursday, June 4. Amato will also be participating in a forum on Printer’s Row this Sunday.

Amato, who was the campaign manager for Ralph Nader’s 2000 & 2004 Presidential runs, presents a scathing indictment of the current state of ballot access in America in her new book. It recounts the story of the Democratic Party’s attempt to boot Nader out of the 2004 Presidential election, and offers insight into other recent independent and third party campaigns. Amato also lays out specific reform steps that can be taken to improve the state of ballot access in this country.

The book is currently available at Amazon

“Theresa Amato takes the biggest swing–not a jab, but a roundhouse punch–at America’s corrupt electoral system.”
–Phil Donahue

“Until you have run, as I did, outside the two major parties, it is impossible to imagine the injustices of the two-party-tilted electoral process. Theresa Amato masterfully exposes the horrors faced by third-party and Independent candidates seeking the chance to compete and provide political choices for the American voter.” –John Anderson, former Independent presidential candidate and chair of the Center for Voting and Democracy

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  1. Daniel Kamerling Daniel Kamerling May 31, 2009

    Hey Rob, because I’m too lazy to open the website, which Busboy’s? I’m assuming the one on U street, eh? Will she be making a stop at Politics and Prose as well?

  2. Rob Richie Rob Richie May 31, 2009

    Great and grounded plugs for needed reforms like proportional representation, a constitutional right to vote and instant runoff voting – -and an uncompromise defense of ballot choice.

    Bravo, Theresa. FairVote is happy to be co-sponsoring her June 30th book even in D.C. at Busboys and Poets.

  3. Levon Helm Levon Helm May 30, 2009

    When did Theresa Amato run for office?

    Managing a campaign, even a national Green Party campaign for president, is different than being the candidate.

    I’d like to see Ms Amato run for office as Green Party candidate.

  4. Trent Hill Trent Hill May 30, 2009


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