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Howard Zinn urges: "Attend the Oregon Nader Convention"

Howard Zinn urges all Oregonians and all Americans, regardless of who they plan to vote for in November, to do all they can to get Ralph Nader on the ballot in all states, stressing that the Nader Campaign is vital to keeping vigorous public debate alive about the Iraq War in light of Kerry's support for the broad outlines of Bush's war policies and his reluctance to debate the war.
Professor Howard Zinn, best known as the author of "A People's History of the United States" and as a key figure for fifty years in both the civil rights and anti-war movements, made the following statement to all Oregonians and all Americans:

"Attend the Oregon Nader Convention."

"Ralph Nader's campaign is a vital element in keeping alive the public debate about the Iraq War. Senator Kerry's reluctance to engage in this debate, and his support for the broad outlines of President Bush's disastrous war policies threatens to deprive the American people of the deep, thoughtful, and vigorous debate that should be the centerpiece of the presidential campaign."

"I urge voters of all states - regardless of whichever candidate you may decide to vote for on election day - to attend Nader conventions, sign petitions, and do all in your power to assure that Nader achieves ballot access."
- Professor Howard Zinn, Author of "A People's History of the United States"

The Oregon Nader Nominating Convention Zinn refers to will be held on:

Saturday (June 26th) from 5:00pm to 7:00 pm
Benson High Auditorim
546 NE 12th Ave., Porland
1 block south (over the I-84 overpass) of the Lloyd Center Max Stop

Please attend and bring others interested in getting Ralph Nader on the ballot. If you want further information, or to volunteer, please call 503-224-2647 ext.112

Try to spread the word as much as possible, and please volunteer, if possible. Your help is urgently needed. And don't forget to come to the convention! Thank you.

For those who are interested in learning more about Howard Zinn, Cinema 21 on NW 21st Street is currently showing a documentary about his life and times:

"Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral On A Moving Train"
 http://www.cinema21.com/
i'll be there 21.Jun.2004 19:15

Pissed

I'm totally pissed that the democrats are use beurocratic tricks and legalese to limit ballot access. I don't care if it's Nader, but we need a third voice (or 4th or 5th...) in elections. It is disgusting that they would limit ballot choices. That's not my democracy. They cut Ralph out of the debate last time, now they are trying to cut him out of the election.

Don't you think it's funny that all these "news" articles say, "some analysts say that Nader cost Gore the election." Do your f'ing research. Gore won the popular vote. He didn't fight it. The supreme court made the final decision. Gore lost his home state(where they know him best.) No president has ever been elected that lost his state. 200,000 registered Dems voted Bush in Florida. What was the margin of loss?

Put a candidate that I can vote for on the ballot, and they'll get me vote. Don't try to hijack the election in June.

Thanks for the Propa 21.Jun.2004 21:10

Pissed

Try putting up a candidate that will attract the disenfranchised voter, and they'll get the votes. Try putting forth a vision that people can get behind. "I'm not that guy." Yeah, that's what I want from the single most powerful elected offical in the world.

puh-lease. You want my vote? EARN IT! If you want to give yours away with no future benefit for your ideology, then you can just turn the office over to the corporate interests that are funding the Kerry campaign. Won't make much diff anyway. Who's he going to listen to? You? Ya just gave it away for free and ya look cheap doin it.