Without ever having held political office, Nader has had a tremendous political impact by advocating for improved consumer safety through seat belts, air bags, product labeling, and helping 100 organizations become watchdogs over corporate, government and environmental corruption.
Nader's role in the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections fueled controversy, and he's set to challenge the two-party system again this fall as he runs for president for the fifth time-The Commonwealth Club of California
RALPH NADER has helped us drive safer cars, eat healthier food, breathe better air, drink cleaner water, and work in safer environments for more than four decades. The crusading attorney first made headlines in 1965 with his book Unsafe at Any Speed, a scathing indictment that lambasted the auto industry for producing unsafe vehicles. Many lives have been saved by Nader’s involvement in the recall of millions of unsafe consumer products, including defective motor vehicles, and in the protection of laborers and the environment. By starting dozens of citizen groups, Ralph Nader has created an atmosphere of corporate and governmental accountability. Ralph Nader’s books include, In Pursuit of Justice, The Ralph Nader Reader, The Good Fight and The Seventeen Traditions. Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us! is Nader’s first work of fiction.
Tabitha Soren is an award-winning reporter and television anchor. She is perhaps best known for MTV's Choose or Lose presidential election coverage, which garnered a Peabody award and secured her position as chief political correspondent for Choose or Lose in 1996.
Presidential candidate Ralph Nader talks about how deregulation of the financial sector encouraged corporate greed and corruption. He argues for public hearings before passing a huge bailout that should include new regulations and specifically help prudent institutions and savers, not speculators.
Presidential candidate Ralph Nader says third party candidates face an uphill battle because, according to a conversation with Mike Bloomberg, 30% of voters will support their party’s nominee no matter who it is. He believes voters would serve themselves well to vote for people they believe in instead of categories.