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Matt Gonzalez & Jello Biafra on the Election & State of Politics @ UCB
Date Friday October 24
Time 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location Details
UC Berkeley - Valley Life Sciences Bldg Room 2060
Event Type Other
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Matt Gonzalez, vice-presidential running mate of Ralph Nader, is speaking this Friday night in Berkeley, joined by Jello Biafra.

Matt Gonzalez Speaks @ Berkeley w/ Jello Biafra
Fri Oct 24 8:30pm – 10:30pm
U.C. Berkeley - Valley Life Sciences building Rm 2060

Matt Gonzalez, vice-presidential running mate of Ralph Nader, is speaking this Friday night in Berkeley. This is no ordinary event. To further escalate the excitement, he will be joined by Jello Biafra!

Don't know much about Matt Gonzalez?

He is the one who turned San Francisco politics on its ear by running for the Board of Supervisors, winning, then being elected by his fellow supervisors to be President of the Board, (all despite the fact that he was the only member of the Green Party among a passel of Democrats) THEN running for mayor and losing by a hair to the candidate who had the support of Democratic Party establishment and all their money. Matt was such a threat that Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and Jesse Jackson all came to town to stump against him. Yet, while he was President of the Board of Supervisors he made great strides by raising the minimum wage to the highest in the nation, working to institute Instant Runoff Voting and to allow neighborhoods to ban big box stores and much more.

To learn more about this remarkable Mexican American who grew up in a Texas border town, graduated from Columbia University and Stanford Law School, worked as a San Francisco public defender go to http://www.votenader.org.
While you're there read about the campaign that opposes the war in Iraq and elsewhere, opposes the death penalty, supports single payer national health care, active pursuit of corporate criminals, as well as a living wage for all workers.

For more information call Kate Tanaka 510-914-8355 or email her at katetanaka [at] aol.com
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Map of UCB Valley Life Sciences BuildingKate TanakaThursday Oct 23rd, 2008 9:29 AM
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