Knowledge Identifier: +Ralph_Nader
Born in 1934.
Countries: United States (73%), (7%), Connecticut (5%)
Linked to: Green Party, Vermont Progressive Party, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, The New Republic
Melvin Belli - Besides his notorious personal injury cases, which earned for him his byname "King of Torts," Belli was instrumental in setting up some of the foundations of modern consumer rights law, arguing several cases in the 1940s and 1950s that formed the basis for later lawsuits and landmark litigation by such figures as Ralph Nader
He was an assistant professor of history and government at the University of Hartford from 1961 to 1963
Road traffic safety - In 1965, Ralph Nader put pressure on car manufactures in his book Unsafe at Any Speed detailing resistance by car manufacturers to the introduction of safety features, like seat belts, and their general reluctance to spend money on improving safety
Traffic collision - Other initiatives were accelerated as a reaction to consumer pressure, after publications such as Ralph Nader's 1965 book "Unsafe at Any Speed" accused motor manufacturers of indifference towards safety
Whistleblower - US civic activist Ralph Nader coined the phrase in the early 1970s to avoid the negative connotations found in other words such as "informers" and "snitches"
Center for Science in the Public Interest - CSPI is headed by Michael F. Jacobson, who founded the group in 1971 along with James Sullivan and Albert Fritsch, two fellow scientists from Ralph Nader's Center for the Study of Responsive Law. In the early days, CSPI focused on various aspects such as nutrition, environmental issues, and nuclear energy
Gore Vidal - In 1971, he wrote an article in "Esquire" advocating consumer advocate Ralph Nader for president in the 1972 election
Volkswagen - The US Thing version only sold for two years, 1973 and 1974, thanks at least in part to Ralph Nader's automobile safety campaigns
Mike Gravel - By 1974, Gravel was allied with Ralph Nader's organization in opposing nuclear power
International Brotherhood of Teamsters - The decline in working conditions in the freight industry, combined with long-simmering unhappiness among members employed by the United Parcel Service, led to the development of two nationwide dissident groups within the union in the 1980s: Teamsters for a Democratic Union , an assemblage of a number of local efforts, and the Professional Drivers Council, better known as PROD, which began as a public interest group affiliated with Ralph Nader that was concerned with worker safety
Don Keenan - Keenan and lawyer Scott Sanders settled the case in 1982, after the case received national attention from activist Ralph Nader
Seat belt - Adams was attacked by Ralph Nader, who said that the 1983 deadline was too late
Knowledge Ecology International - It was founded by Ralph Nader in 1995 and was called "'Consumer Project on Technology
Howie Hawkins - Instead of trying to build the national party from the top down through a presidential campaign as the Peace and Freedom, Peoples, and Citizens parties had done, the Greens would build local organizations and contest local elections until they had enough of a base to launch a presidential campaign, which the Greens finally did 12 years later when they drafted Ralph Nader and Winona LaDuke as their presidential ticket in 1996
Socialist Alternative (United States) - Socialist Alternative gave critical support to the candidacy of Ralph Nader during the 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008 presidential elections
Green Party of the United States - The Association of State Green Parties , a forerunner organization, first gained widespread public attention during Ralph Nader's United States presidential campaigns in 1996 and 2000
In 1999, an New York University panel of journalists ranked "Unsafe at Any Speed" 38th among the top 100 pieces of journalism of the 20th century
A common claim is that Nader's candidacy acted as a spoiler in the 2000 U.S. presidential election, in which 537 votes gave George W. Bush a crucial and controversial victory in Florida
Sean Parlaman - Presidential campaign - He was able to secure government grants, to become a member of the Oregon steering committee of the 2000 Green Party Presidential campaign of Ralph Nader, and to get permission from Stephen King to make "Stud City", a short, independent sequel to "Stand by Me"
Jello Biafra - After losing the 2000 nomination, Jello became highly active in Ralph Nader's presidential campaign, as well as in 2004 and 2008
Michael Moore - Despite having supported Ralph Nader in the 2000 presidential election, Moore urged Nader not to run in 2004 so as not to split the left vote
Daniel Hamburg - During the 2000 presidential election Hamburg backed Green presidential candidate Ralph Nader
Jello Biafra - He ran for the party's Presidential nomination in 2000, finishing second to Ralph Nader
Mike Diana - Regarding the 2000 Presidential election, Diana says that had he voted, he would have voted for Ralph Nader
Eddie Vedder - Vedder told "Rolling Stone" magazine, "I supported Ralph Nader in 2000, but it's a time of crisis
Search engine marketing - The Federal Trade Commission issued a letter in 2002 about the importance of disclosure of paid advertising on search engines, in response to a complaint from Commercial Alert, a consumer advocacy group with ties to Ralph Nader
Nader announced on December 24, 2003, that he would not seek the Green Party's nomination for president in 2004, but did not rule out running as an independent candidate
Independence Party of New York - In 2004 the Independence Party endorsed Ralph Nader in his independent bid for president
Mel Watt - In 2004, Ralph Nader attended a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus, at which Nader clashed with members of the caucus over his presidential bid.
Council for the National Interest - Noteworthy events included a June 2004 event CNI co-sponsored with the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a presentation on The Muslim Vote in 2004" where independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader complained that Muslim Americans are only the latest religious and ethnic group to feel the brunt of political hysteria and abuse and commented about Israeli leaders "The days when the chief Israeli puppeteer comes to the United States and meets with the puppet in the White House and proceeds to Capitol Hill, where he meets with hundreds of other puppets, should be replaced
In the 2006 documentary "An Unreasonable Man", Nader describes how he was unable to get the views of his public interest groups heard in Washington, even by the Clinton Administration
Jesse Ventura - Despite having been a supporter of third parties as governor and having voted for Ralph Nader in 2008 as a protest vote, although he did vote for John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election, Ventura has since declared he no longer supports the third party movement and advocates that all political parties, including third parties, be abolished
Jello Biafra - During the 2008 campaign Jello played at rallies and answered questions for journalists in support of Ralph Nader
Sean Penn - In August 2008, Penn made an appearance at one of Ralph Nader's "Open the Debates" Super Rallies.
Justice Party (United States) - They met again to debate on 5 November 2012 this time hosted by Ralph Nader
Nader has encouraged "modestly enlightened rich people" to run in 2016, arguing "only very rich modestly enlightened people could have a chance to break this introverting cycle of political oligarchy, which unenlightened rich people generally approve of, that sets its own rules, makes its own laws, appoints its own judges and even brazenly forces taxpayers to finance its quadrennial political conventions