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SF Open the "Debates" from the Corporate Pro War Dictatorship Planning Meeting

Tuesday, September 23, 2008
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Location Details:
El Cafetazo
3067 16th St. between Mission and Valencia

Meeting is open to Cynthia McKinney and Ralph Nader supporters and anyone else who wants open debates

San Francisco Open the “Debates” Activities

Dear Nader/Gonzalez Supporter,

The “Debates” begin this coming Friday; Thursday has been declared a national day of action to call attention to how the Nader/Gonzalez campaign is being stonewalled from the debates.

Thursday we in San Francisco will be doing various things to call attention to this. We urge you to participate in whatever way you can, and bring your friends and associates along especially those supporting any of the 3rd party candidates. There are downloadable flyers and contact information for media, commission on presidential debates and the candidates themselves.

We will hold an organizing meeting Tuesday, September 23, 7-9pm at El Cafetazo on 16th St between Mission and Valencia. @ 3067 16th St.; it is close to the BART and 22, 14, 26, 49 bus lines

We need to develop a plan for Thursday’s day of action, something during and after the debates on Friday, and prepare for 9/30 which will be a full day with a press conference at the Federal Reserve, luncheon fundraiser, rally at SFSU, Commonwealth Club appearance and finishing with a rally at the Grand Lake Theatre in Oakland.


Nader/Gonzalez campaign headquarters in Berkeley (510) 705-8864

Hoop 805 423-0953

Jim 415 756-5587

Even if you can’t make the meeting; you can participate by sending an email with your suggestion and description of what you will do along with contact info to jim [at] We will include it in the evening discussion.

Open the Debates!

This is your central resource for information on the Nader/Gonzalez "Open the Debates!" effort. We will be adding Calls to Action, resources and materials, backgrounders and talking points for our volunteers to use in their efforts to raise awareness and push for recognition of the Nader/Gonzalez agenda in the national debate leading up to election day.

Click here to go to our "Open the Debates!" video page, where we will post videos from campaign appearances and special guests, with the "Open the Debates!" message.

Click here to go the the Issues page on the need to open the presidential debates as part of a broader agenda of electoral reform.

Make your voice heard on a national call-in radio show.

Here contact information and hints for some of the national shows. If you have program information or hints to add, please e-mail them to action [at]

C-SPAN's Washington Journal

* Show originates in Washington, DC.
* On-Air Time: Monday-Sunday, 7:00 - 10:00 AM Eastern Time
* Call-in Phone: 202-628-0205 (for supporters of Independent candidates)
* On the Web at
* Email: journal [at]
* Contact can be made by phone, e-mail, fax or mail
* Topics include: News Features; Public/Community Affairs; Government/Politics; Legal Affairs

Format: Round-table discussion with listener call-ins regarding the latest events in Washington, D.C. The show features interviews and call-ins with public policy makers and journalists. There is no permanent host.

Laura Ingraham on Talk Radio Network

* Show originates in Washington, DC
* On-Air Time: Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM - Noon Eastern Time
* Call-In Phone: 800-876-4123
* On the Web at
* Email: suggestions [at]
* Contact can be made by phone or e-mail
* Topics include: General Interest; Government/Politics
* Format : Talk; Interviews; Listener Phone-In; Commentary

The Rusty Humphries Show on Talk Radio Network

* Show originates in Medford, Oregon
* On-Air Time: Monday-Friday, 6:00 - 9:00 PM Pacific Time
* Call-in Phone: 800-449-8255
* On the Web at
* Email: rusty [at]
* Contact can be made by phone, e-mail, fax or mail
* Topic: General Interest
* Format: Talk; Listener Phone-In; Commentary

Organization Profile: Host Rusty Humphries brings to America a fast-paced, issue-oriented, caller-driven talk show. Rusty's unique talent can make listeners laugh one minute and cry the next as he challenges them on the hottest topics of the day. His matter-of-fact, common sense and high-energy delivery is both entertaining and informative.

John Elliott Hosts This is America on Air America Radio Network

* Show originates in San Diego, CA
* On-Air Time: Monday-Friday, 8 PM-11 PM Pacific Time
* Call-in Phone: (866) 303-2270
* On the Web at
* Email:
* Show Guests: Politicians, Authors, Media Professionals.
* Topics include: Government/Politics
* Format: Talk; Interviews; Commentary

Organization Profile: Jon Elliott, the most dangerous liberal in America, entertains listeners with daily news, commentary and engaging interviews with notable politicians, authors and media professionals.

Neal Boortz Show on Cox Radio

* Show originates in Atlanta, GA
* On-Air Time: Mon-Fri, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM; The show airs at various times in various markets. On flagship station, WSB-AM it airs from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM.
* Call-in Phone 877-310-2100
* On the Web at
* Email: highpriest [at]
* Contact via phone, e-mail, fax or mail.
* Topics include: Public/Community Affairs; Government/Politics
* Format: Talk; Listener Phone-In

Organization Profile: Nationally syndicated issues-talk show devoted to current affairs. Hard-hitting, irreverent, and engaging talk show with centrist bent. The syndication of the show is a joint venture with Jones Radio Networks.

The Ed Schultz Show

* Call-in Phone 877-934-6833
* On-Air Time: Monday-Friday, Noon-3:00 PM Eastern Time
* On the Web at

Call-in Hints: There is no screener. Callers can expect 30 seconds to a minute. Think of it as a soapbox and not to convince him -- speak to his audience.

The Mike Malloy Show

* Call-in Phone 800-989-1480
* On-Air Time: 9:00 PM - Midnight Eastern Time
* On the Web at

Call-In Hints: There is a screener. He often doesn’t take calls until the third hour and some people wait for up to an hour-and-a-half.
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by Real Democracy Saturday Sep 20th, 2008 4:17 PM
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