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Nader’s Press Conference Not at Fleet Center!
28 May 2004
According to Michael Richardson, the MA Nader campaign manager he was told, after a four hour delay between initially trying to rent a room, by a official at the Fleet Center that “We don’t want to offend Democratic National Convention Planners in the building.”
Nader’s Press Conference Not at Fleet Center!

Nothing too new came out of Ralph Nader’s Press Conference a couple days ago in Boston, MA, where he mainly addressed his desire to get on the ballot and how corporations are ruling America.

Some interesting tid-bits did arise out of this press conference however mainly that the press conference was blocked from being held at the Fleet Center. According to Michael Richardson, the MA Nader campaign manager he was told, after a four hour delay between initially trying to rent a room, by a official at the Fleet Center that “We don’t want to offend Democratic National Convention Planners in the building.”

Nader also spoke briefly about Kerry’s possible decision not to accept the nomination at the DNC so that his campaign could spend more money. “John Kerry’s struggle will continue with no acceptance at the DNC…With $17 million of the taxpayer’s money going to the DNC, no nomination would not be allowed under the terms of the law,” and the money would have to be returned. This factor, Nader said, may not be of much worry to the Kerry campaign because of the amount of money that would be raised afterwards, but the ridicule which he would receive during such a late stage in the campaign could be disastrous.

At the conference Nader also released a ten point program for "Getting rid of Corporate Welfare as We Know it", playing off of Kerry's recent quote, with little substance behind it. Amongst other items in the document Nader called for the immediate repeal of the 1872 Mining Act which allows corporations to buy Federal land in the Mid-West with mineral resources under it for $5 an acre, and no other duties on extracted profits. The document can be found at www.votenader.org

Nader also briefly went over his pullout strategy for Iraq, calling for a military and corporate withdrawal, and elections with international monitors and a peace keeping force.

Nader needs 10,000 signatures from MA citizens by August to get on the ballot. To volunteer you can visit www.votenader.org and contact the local office/coordinator.
See also:
http://www.votenader.org

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