Ralph Nader

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Ralph Nader

An American lawyer and major consumer advocate. He rose to prominence in the 1960s exposing unsafe American automobiles, leading to numerous lawsuits against General Motors. In the 1970s, he became an environmentalist and ecologist. He also ran unsuccessfully for president of the United States several times. He was born in 1934.
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This from former Nader's Raider Harrison Wellford: "There is no way you could please Ralph for any length of time.
Green has displayed a steadfast commitment to political activism and consumer advocacy since the 1970s, when he was one of the most effective of Nader's Raiders.
And a Nader's Raiders group several years before had ripped apart the cartelization imposed on railroads and trucking by the Interstate Commerce Commission.
When your answer fails to attach you to a recognized organization like The New York Times, or Nader's Raiders, or the Department of Labor, both parties to the conversation often become embarrassed by your obscurity.
Although Nader has said that he would not consciously work to elect Bush over Gore, "he is not keeping his pledges," according to his onetime comrades in Nader's Raiders for Gore.
Nader's Raiders and his galaxy of public-interest organizations had enormous impact mainly from scorching factual exposes, a blizzard of stunning investigative reports on everything from unsafe cars to polluted rivers.