AUGUSTA – Mainers who support Ralph Nader in his campaign for the presidency will take part in a walk from Gardiner to Augusta on Saturday, Oct. 28, to raise awareness of the Nader campaign and to highlight his platform issues.
The walk will begin at 10 a.m. in Waterfront Park, Gardiner, and proceed the 6-7 miles to the State House in Augusta where a rally, with a roster of speakers, will take place. Along the way, “soap boxes” will be put in place at strategic areas and speakers will outline reasons for supporting Nader, and how Nader’s position differs from that of the Democratic and Republican candidates. The walkers also will put into position lawn signs for the Nader-LaDuke campaign as they proceed along the route.
Robert Walters of Harpswell, one of the organizers of the walk, said, “We need to make this effort to show Maine people that they have a choice in this election that will actually make a difference in their lives.
“The two major party candidates agree on such a broad range of issues that universal health care, opposition to the death penalty, globalization of the economy and corporate abuse of power are scarcely mentioned. We will mention these issues, and more,” Walters said.