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Press Release: Iraq War Veteran and Anti-War Senate Candidate Still Waiting for Ballot Certification

With Nearly 11,000 Signatures Submitted, Iraq War Veteran and Anti-War Senate Candidate Still Waiting for Ballot Certification

For Immediate Release:

What: Press Conference to rally supporters of Iraq war veteran and Socialist Senate candidate Fred Linck for November Elections

Where: 30 Trinity St, Hartford, CT (Steps of the Office of the Secretary of State)

When: Tuesday, September 11, at 9am

Contact: Ernie Gotta: 860-967-9836

The Office of the Secretary of State confirmed last week that over 6,700 verified signatures have been returned so far by town clerks, with many more still to come. Almost five weeks after submitting nearly 11,000 signatures for ballot access, anti-war Iraq veteran and Socialist Action Candidate for U.S. Senate, Fred Linck is still waiting for the final signature count. Linck needs 7,500 verified signatures to obtain ballot status, a number he fully expects to surpass.

Linck said, “Our team of volunteers worked hard for months to gather nearly 11,000 signatures. We’ve waited now for more than 5 weeks to hear the results. Thousands of people want to know when they’ll see their candidate on the ballot. We want to make sure their signatures count. We are ready to examine any and all signatures discarded by counters and to defend voters’ rights to expand their choices on the November ballot.”

The candidate continued, “People in Connecticut have made it clear that they want a socialist on the ballot. Why? Because this campaign is about demanding free quality healthcare, education, and housing for workers and their families. Because it opposes the terror campaign waged against immigrant families and wars abroad to benefit the rich. Because this campaign stands with organized labor and working-class families against big business and government attacks.”

Supporters of Fred will gather on the steps of the Office of the Secretary of State to show their support for the candidate and commemorate the tragedy of September 11 that was used to justify horrific wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and launch a campaign of terror on our Muslim brothers and sisters here in the U.S. and abroad


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