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"