Nader and Gonzalez, the Ignored Presidential Ticket

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Starting September 27, press conferences and rallies are to be hosted by Presidental candidate Ralph Nader with his Vice President candidate Matt Gonzalez.

Nader, named by TIME Magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential Americans in the 20th Century”, is campaigning with Gonzalez, managing partner of Gonzalez & Leigh, as they speak out against the unjust, restrictive, and undemocractic Commission on Presidental Debates.

The Nader/Gonzalez ticket says they are encouraged by AB 1945, which passed in both the Assembly and the Senate. If signed into law, the bill makes it illegal for insurance companies to cancel the medical coverage for accidental mistakes in medical history. Companies use this loophole to deny legitimate claims on the basis of medical history technicalities. The bill would require the insurance companies to prove that a client intentionally misrepresented their medical history.

Nader and Gonzalez are against Proposition 6, the so-called “Safe Neighborhoods Act,” which would make prisoners out of children. They say that in the country with the highest per capita number of citizens in jail already, this would be an unacceptable further step in the wrong direction. They want to see investment in rehabilitation for criminals generally, and children specifically. Rather than locking California children in jail, Nader/Gonzalez believes the same funds should secure their future with single-payer healthcare and increases in public education.

Nader/Gonzalez are an independent presidental candidacy, and are also nominees of the California Peace and Freedom Party. They are to speak out against the Commission on Presidential Debates, a corporation they say maintains a stranglehold on the Democratic and Republican system and stifles the political conversation in America.

On most days, a Press Conferences is to be held first, followed 30 minutes later by a rally.

On Saturday September 27

2:30pm, Asante #123AD, Eleanor Roosevelt College, UC San Diego

3:00pm Great Hall, Eleanor Roosevelt College, UC San Diego

7:00pm, La Paloma Theater, 471 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas

7:30pm La Paloma Theater

Sunday September 28

2:30pm, Mission Room, UC Santa Barbara

3:00pm, Corwin Pavilion, UC Santa Barbara

Monday September 29

3pm, Sam Karas room of the Monterey Peninsula College Library

3:30pm, Lecture Forum Building room #103 at Monterey Peninsula College, 980 Fremont St. Monterey

7pm, Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St Santa Cruz

7:30pm, Civic Auditorium, 307 Church St Santa Cruz

Tuesday September 30

Ralph Nader, Matt Gonzalez, Cindy Sheehan

2:30pm, Rally in McKenna Theater, Fine Arts Building at San Francisco State University.

More information on the Nader/Gonzalez campaign can be found at Vote Nader.

Garrett Godwin is an entertainment journalist, who writes for NewsBlaze about television and people in the entertainment industry, from his home state of Michigan. Contact Garrett by writing to NewsBlaze.