on campus Sept. 25
Famed consumer advocate, author and
presidential candidate Ralph Nader brings his opinions to Manchester
College on Monday, Sept. 25. Nader
address the entire student body at 10 a.m. and return at noon for a
Nader is among a series of lecturers and
scientists focusing on the pharmaceutical industry this fall at the
College. The public is invited to both Sept. 25 sessions, in Cordier
Auditorium on the North Manchester campus. There is no charge.
“It is hard to imagine the rise of the modern
consumer movement without the leadership, resourcefulness, and sheer
persistence of Ralph Nader,” observes The Encyclopedia of the
Consumer Movement. Nader has led campaigns for car safety,
government accountability, women’s rights and tort reform and against
corporate power, commercialism, the World Trade Organization and
environmental politics. With his book Unsafe at Any Speed in 1965
about automobile design, particularly the Corvair, he stepped firmly
into the limelight. Nader was present when
President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the National Traffic and
Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966.
magazine called him the "U.S.'s toughest customer." As a 2000
presidential candidate, of the Green Party, Nader won 2.74 percent of
the national vote, garnering criticism for siphoning votes that might
have gone to Democratic nominee Al Gore.
The consumer advocate founded the Center for
Study of Responsive Law, Commercial Alert, Public Interest Research
Group, Center for Auto Safety, Public Citizen, Clean Water Action
Project, Disability Rights Center, Pension Rights Center and Project for
Nader's visit is funded by Plowshares, a peace studies consortium of
Manchester, Earlham and Goshen colleges; and Values, Ideas and the Arts
at Manchester College.
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