NEWS RELEASE: MARCH 31, 2005
NADER FORMALLY ENDORSES
VELVET REVOLUTION'S "DIVESTITURE FOR DEMOCRACY"!
Advocate and Two-Time Presidential Candidate is second
2004 Presidential Candidate to join VR's Campaign for Transparency
in America's Voting Process!
Green Party Presidential Candidate David Cobb and
23 U.S. House Members in supporting campaign!
Presidential Candidate, Consumer Advocate and Corporate Crusader
Ralph Nader, has joined Green Party Presidential Candidate David
Cobb and 23 U.S.
House Members in sending letters to America's 9 major Voting
Machine companies formally endorsing Velvet Revolution's "Divestiture for Democracy"
In his letters, Mr.
Nader decries the "Millions of Americans [who have] lost faith
in our elections" due to the secret counting of our public
votes by these private companies and declares it
"shameful" that "our country has lost its moral
authority" in the process.
letters call for the companies to adopt the standards insisted upon
by Velvet Revolution in our
February 21st letter to the companies, and challenges them to
meet their "ethical obligation and...responsibility to do the
As well, in a
letter to Velvet Revolution Co-Founder, Brad Friedman, Mr.
Nader -- who has taken on Corporate America before, and won! -- vows
to "support the next step of divestiture in the event these
companies fail to do the right thing."
welcomes both Mr. Nader's support and his strong endorsement of the
DV4D campaign as the list of 2004 Presidential Candidates who have
come on board continues to grow!
letters were sent by Mr. Nader to the leaders of all nine of
America's major Voting Machine Companies. Here is a copy of the
letter sent to David Hart of Hart InterCivic:
Here is the Mr. Nader's letter to VR:
VR has been asking the citizenry to join
us in the campaign by donating
to VR (we are currently funded solely by citizen
contributions!) and by sending
an email to the companies stating their support for this
campaign (we've set up a page to send email to all 9 companies in
less than a minute!).
For more information on Velvet
Revolution's "Divestiture for Democracy" campaign,
please write to DV4D@VelvetRevolution.us
or Media may contact publicist Ilene Proctor at (310) 271-5857.