Theresa Amato, who served as campaign manager for Ralph Nader’s 2000 Green and 2004 independent runs for president, has an opinion piece in the Harvard Law Record entitled “The Two Party Ballot Suppresses Third Party Change”. She notes that although Nader wrote a piece on discriminatory ballot access laws for the same publication in 1958, the situation has not improved in the 51 years since then.… Read more ...
Theresa Amato is a public interest lawyer and was national campaign manager and in-house counsel for Ralph Nader in 2000 and 2004. She, is a graduate of Harvard College and NYU Law, a former Wasserstein Fellow at Harvard Law School and an Institute of Politics Fellow at the Kennedy School.
from Ballot Access News
Terry McAuliffe Loses Democratic Primary for Virginia Governor
June 9th, 2009
On June 9, Virginia Democrats held a primary to choose a gubernatorial candidate. Terry McAuliffe, former chair of the Democratic National Committee, placed a distant second to a Virginia state legislator, Creigh Deeds. See this story.
Ralph Nader–who has run for President of the US under both the Green Party and independent banner in previous campaigns– has been commenting negatively about former DNC Chair Terry McAuliffe, including in a June 2nd appearance on Democracy Now! In addition, former Nader campaign staffer Theresa Amato’s book Grand Illusion: The Myth of Voter Choice in a Two-Party Tyranny, describes the injustices of McAuliffe against the Nader presidential campaign.… Read more ...
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.… Read more ...
The race for governor in Virginia is one of the most hotly contested elections in 2009. In the Democratic primary, the established party figure Terry McAuliffe is facing off against a few opponents, but Theresa Amato is leveling the charge of hypocrisy against McAuliffe. “Terry McAuliffe the candidate is not the Terry McAuliffe I knew as chairman of the DNC in 2004,” she said in a press release from the organization Free and Equal Elections. … Read more ...
(excerpt from) Ballot Access News Theresa Amato Launches Publicity Campaign for her Book, “Grand Illusion: The Myth of Voter Choice in a Two-Party Tyranny”
May 18th, 2009
Theresa Amato’s book, “Grand Illusion: The Myth of Voter Choice in a Two-Party Tyranny”, will be released in June 2009. To publicize the book, Amato holds a reception and reading at the Union League Club in Chicago, on Thursday, June 4, from 6pm to 8 pm.
(excerpt from) Ballot Access News
Theresa Amato, Nader Campaign Manager in 2004, Speaks to Maine League of Women Voters State Convention
May 2nd, 2009
The League of Women Voters is holding its state convention May 1-2, at Bowdoin College, Brunswick. The speaker for May 2nd…is Theresa Amato, Ralph Nader’s campaign manager in 2000 and 2004… Amato is about to publish a book about Nader’s 2004 campaign, focusing on the historically unprecedented attempts by the Democratic Party to prevent voters from voting for Nader…The book, to be published soon by The New Press, is titled, “The Grand Illusion: the Myth of Voter Choice in a Two-Party Tyranny.”