[Marxism] Vote Nader/Camejo 2004!

Yoshie Furuhashi furuhashi.1 at osu.edu
Mon Jun 21 18:33:17 MDT 2004

Vote Nader/Camejo 2004!

Great news! Ralph Nader did the right thing and chose Peter Miguel 
Camejo for his running mate:

Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader selected Peter Camejo, 
a Green Party activist from California, as his vice presidential 
nominee on Monday.

The pick comes just days before the Green Party will select its 
candidate for the White House at its national convention in 
Milwaukee, where Camejo said he will make the case for Nader, the 
party's presidential nominee four years ago.

Although not actively seeking the Green nomination, Nader said he 
would accept it and the access to 22 state ballot lines the party 
selection brings with it. . . .

Camejo ran as the Green Party candidate for governor of California in 
the special election won by Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger. Camejo 
appeared in the campaign's only nationally televised debate and won 3 
percent of the vote. He also ran for governor in 2002, winning 5 

The son of Venezuelan immigrants and fluent in Spanish, Camejo said 
at the press conference announcing his selection he would lead the 
Nader campaign's outreach to Hispanics, a traditional Democratic 

The campaign's central issue, Camejo said, would be opposition to the 
war in Iraq, and criticized Bush and Kerry for having identical 
positions. . . .

His campaign turned in about 40,000 signatures on Monday to get on 
the Illinois ballot, more than the required 25,000. Petitions have 
also been completed in Texas and Arizona and are awaiting 
certification. . . . (Rolando Garcia/Reuters, "Independent Nader Taps 
Green Party Activist for VP," June 21, 2004)

Nader's choice of Camejo as his vice presidential candidate makes it 
much easier for the left-wing of the Green Party -- of which Camejo 
is the most prominent member -- to get the party to endorse the Nader 
campaign at its national convention. Now, the promise of the Nader 
campaign has dramatically increased quantitatively and qualitatively. 
The Nader/Camejo ticket will likely receive the Green Party's 22 
state ballot lines and, in addition to Nader's own efforts so far and 
the Reform Party's 7 ballot lines, can mount an all-out campaign in 
almost all states! Camejo will move the Nader campaign's politics 
sharply to the left, too, especially on issues such as immigration on 
which Nader's own rhetoric at times has been found wanting by 
left-wing activists. Now, we're really good to go!

Vote Nader/Camejo 2004!

[The text with full links: 

* Critical Montages: <http://montages.blogspot.com/>
* Bring Them Home Now! <http://www.bringthemhomenow.org/>
* Calendars of Events in Columbus: 
<http://www.freepress.org/calendar.php>, & <http://www.cpanews.org/>
* Student International Forum: <http://sif.org.ohio-state.edu/>
* Committee for Justice in Palestine: <http://www.osudivest.org/>
* Al-Awda-Ohio: <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Al-Awda-Ohio>
* Solidarity: <http://www.solidarity-us.org/>

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