[R-G] The Nader Team Actions: Nader v. Obama; etc..
james m nordlund
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Fri Oct 17 06:34:46 MDT 2008
Nader v. Obama
October 16, 2008
Donate $3 to Nader/Gonzalez now.
Well, on three key issues last night -- energy, health insurance, corporate crime -- Obama stood with the corporations against the interests of the American people.
Compare Nader to Obama.
Last night, McCain challenged Obama.
Tell me one time you have stood up to the leaders of your party, McCain said.
Obama couldn't name one time when he stood up to the corporations that control his party.
So, instead he named a couple of times when he stood with the corporations.
And against the interests of the American people.
I voted for tort reform, Obama said.
Brave of you Barack.
You stood with the National Association of Manufacturers against injured people.
I support clean coal technology, Obama said.
Wow Barack, you stood with the polluting coal industry against people who suffer the consequences.
When McCain accused Obama of supporting a single payer, Canadian style national health insurance system, Obama said he didn't.
And he doesn't.
Despite the fact that a majority of doctors, nurses and the American people want it.
On national health insurance, Obama stands with the insurance industry and against the American people who are demanding single payer.
Over 5,000 U.S. physicians have signed an open letter calling on the candidates for president and Congress "to stand up for the health of the American people and implement a nonprofit, single-payer national health insurance system." (Here's the ad that ran in the New Yorker magazine.)
Obama says no.
McCain says no.
Nader/Gonzalez says yes.
Yes to single payer.
Yes to solar and no to coal.
Yes to protecting the American people from corporate recklessness and crime, no to tort deform.
So, donate $3 to the candidacy that is not on the debate stage.
But that is right on the issues.
Today, while Obama fronts for his corporate donors, Ralph Nader, Matt Gonzalez and the Nader Team will be on Wall Street protesting corporate America's sustained orgy of excess and reckless behavior.
Nader/Gonzalez continues to stand with the people.
Against the corporate criminals and their candidates in the two major parties.
Onward to November.
The Nader Team
PS: If you donate $100 more now, we will ship to you our corporate crime package. The package includes two books and a DVD: Gangster Capitalism by Michael Woodiwiss, The Cheating of America by Charles Lewis, Bill Allison and the Center for Public Integrity, and a DVD that we are making of today's rally on Wall Street. (This offer ends October 24, 2008 at 11:59 p.m.)
October 15, 2008
Donate $10 to Nader/Gonzalez now.
Well, Ralph Nader appeared on the PBS NewsHour last night for ten minutes.
Which was better than nothing.
Nothing is what Ralph got from PBS this year up until now.
No Jim Lehrer.
No Diane Rehm.
No Terry Gross.
But thanks to thousands of your phone calls and e-mails, the NewsHour relented.
And Ralph was given a chance last night.
To make the argument -- Jail Time for Corporate Crime.
Of course, when Americans think of crime, they think first of street crime.
But that's a bit unfair, don't you think?
Given the wave of corporate crime that has swamped Wall Street and tanked the economy?
So, today we launch a new fundraising widget.
And to open up the fundraising drive, we're making this offer to you -- our loyal supporters.
If you donate $100 now to Nader/Gonazalez, we will ship to you our corporate crime package -- two great books on how big business is robbing you blind -- plus a DVD featuring tomorrow's Nader/Gonzalez Rally on Wall Street.
First we have the 260 page book -- Gangster Capitalism by Michael Woodiwiss.
Woodiwiss makes the argument that the lethal tenets of organized crime have worked their way into the operating models of corporations and governments.
And that the politicians, businessmen and bureaucrats are actually beating the wise guys at their own game -- shifting the rules to broaden and legitimize criminal behavior in a far more dangerous and sinister manner.
The other book is the 302-page hardcover classic The Cheating of America by Charles Lewis, Bill Allison and the Center for Public Integrity. This book is about how corporations and the super-rich don't pay their fair share of taxes.
So, donate $100 now, and we'll ship you these two eye-opening books -- Gangster Capitalism and The Cheating of America -- plus the Wall Street Rally DVD. (This offer ends October 24, 2008 at 11:59 p.m.)
Understand Gangster Capitalism.
Then organize to control it.
By the way, in the event you missed Ralph's appearance on the PBS NewsHour last night, check it out here.
Onward to November
The Nader Team
Nader to Henry Paulson, Janet Brown: Give It Up
October 14, 2008
What can we say?
Well, we can start with this:
You have proven once again that you will not let Nader/Gonzalez fail.
And you delivered.
Thanks to you, we met our most recent fundraising goal of $250,000 in ten days.
We hit $250,000 right before midnight.
Here's a snapshot of what you have made possible just today:
At 1:30, we were in front of the Treasury Department.
Ralph called on Secretary Henry Paulson to donate 25 percent ($200 million) of the money he made at Goldman Sachs to help bail out his buddies on Wall Street.
Also today, Ralph is releasing a letter to the Commission on Presidential Debates. The commission refuses to let alternative voices on the stage with the Bailout Boys -- McCain and Obama.
So, today Ralph is calling on its executive director, Janet Brown, to at least give Ralph and the other third party candidates an admission ticket to be at Hofstra University tomorrow night to hear the last Presidential debate live and to have the opportunity to speak with the hundreds of reporters from around the world assembled there.
Check out a copy of Ralph's letter to Janet Brown here. Then take a moment and e-mail Janet Brown asking her to give Ralph a ticket for tomorrow night.
Also, as we mentioned yesterday, Ralph will be on CNN, FOX, CNBC, and PBS' The NewsHour today.
And our two day New York City events are shaping up. (See http://www.votenader.org/events/nyc/ )
We're hoping to do live streaming from our rally at Cooper Union tomorrow night. So, if you can't be there, hopefully you'll be able to watch live.
At the Wall Street rally Thursday at noon, we are pleased to announce that we will have a 35-piece brass band from Italy.
The name of the band is Titubanda.
Also performing will be singer/songwriter Nellie McKay, Reverend Billy, the satirical group Billionaires for the Bailout -- among others.
Speaking at the Wall Street event will be Ralph Nader, Matt Gonzalez, CWA Local Union 1180 President Arthur Cheliotis, and Rev. Jarrett Maupin from Arizona, among others.
So, things are hopping.
Hope to see you in New York tomorrow and Thursday.
If not, stay tuned here for details on the live stream.
Thank you again for your activism and support.
Together we are making a difference.
Onward to November.
The Nader Team
Nader Protests on Wall Street
October 13, 2008
Only one word to describe your recent contributions to Nader/Gonzalez:
You pumped in over $70,000 online over the past four days.
Unfortunately, we set the bar a little high for the week.
And we missed our goal of hitting $250,000 by last night.
But you have brought us to the brink -- to $220,000.
And so, given the holiday weekend, we've extended the deadline until midnight tonight.
Here's the plan.
All we have to do is move the remaining 300 copies of Ralph's most recent book -- The Seventeen Traditions.
And we'll meet our goal.
So, if you haven't given yet, donate now whatever you can afford -- $10, $50, $100 -- up to the legal limit of $2,300.
And if you donate $100 or more now, we will send you an autographed copy of Ralph's classic -- The Seventeen Traditions (HarperCollins 2007).
This 150-page hardcover book details the seventeen traditions that Ralph grew up with and is the closest thing so far to a Ralph Nader autobiography.
So, don't miss out on this limited edition offer. (This offer expires tonight at midnight.)
We need 300 of you -- our loyal supporters -- to step up and snap up The Seventeen Traditions.
And we will meet our goal.
So let's crank it up today.
And get it done.
Your contributions today will also help us fund two days of rallies and action this week in New York City.
On Wednesday October 15 at 6 p.m., we'll hold a rally at Cooper Union.
Then the next day, Thursday October 16 at noon, we'll be protesting on Wall Street.
At those events, Ralph and Matt will be calling for an end to the bailout of Wall Street's crooks.
They will be calling for jail time for corporate crime.
And they will demand that Wall Street be forced to pay for this mess through a securities speculation tax -- starting with a tax on derivatives.
Check out the details at votenader.org/nyc -- where you can download flyers and posters.
If you are in the New York City area, please attend.
Bring family and friends. Or let them know.
We're going all out for our New York City events.
We'll have a giant inflatable pig -- to represent Wall Street's sustained orgy of excess and reckless behavior.
And a giant inflatable screw -- to represent what the bailout means for the taxpayer.
Donate now whatever you can afford to help us make these events a success.
And keep your eye on our widget as we approach our goal of $250,000.
Onward to November
The Nader Team
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