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Ralph Nader and Howie Hawkins appearing in Albany area today

Ralph Nader, the legendary activist who ran for president on the Green Party ticket in 1996 and 2000, will make several appearances with New York Green Party gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins in New York’s Capital District on Wednesday 10/20. To RSVP and invite friends, see the facebook event “Ralph Nader and Howie Hawkins in the Capital Region Weds 10/20″. Here are details for the events with Nader and Hawkins:

Nader/Hawkins schedule for Wednesday October 20th:

11-12: Howie Hawkins and Ralph Nader on Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter, broadcast on PBS/NPR stations across the state at various times. Check local listings.

12:10-12:25: WAMC with Brian Shields. http://www.wamc.org/

1-2: Ralph Nader and Howie Hawkins press conference, LCA Pressroom, Capitol Building, Albany.

4-5:30: Howie Hawkins fundraiser with Ralph Nader at My Linh restaurant, 272 Delaware Ave, Albany (next to the Spectrum Movie Theatre.) Suggested donation: $25 payable to Hawkins 2010. For reservations, contact Peter LaVenia at mactyler42@yahoo.com or 463-8063. There will be a cash bar. Food may also be purchased.

6-7: Support striking workers at Holiday Inn Express in Latham. Workers fired for union organizing in April 2009. Workers began an Unfair Labor Practices strike and picket in June 2009. In November 2009, NLRB ruled owner had violated numerous labor laws. Strike and picket continue, now into their 15th month.

8-10: Ralph Nader talk at Union College. http://www.union.edu/N/DS/s.php?s=9073 Hawkins for Governor volunteers will pass out literature at the end.

Dave Schwab

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