Ralph Nader to speak on "The Truth about Healthcare" May 8th

April 29, 2010

Consumer advocate, Presidential candidate for the Green Party, and one the nation’s most influential Americans, Ralph Nader will speak at The Evergreen State College, Saturday, May 8th at 3 PM with doors open at 2 PM

The event will take place in the College Recreation Center (CRC) at The Evergreen State College. The Evergreen State College is located at 2700 Evergreen Parkway, NW, Olympia, WA 98505. Directions to campus are available online.

General Admission

$15.00 advance
$20.00 at door.
Tickets available at www.ticketswest.com

About Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader is one of America's most effective social critics. Named by The Atlantic as one of the 100 most influential figures in American history, and by Time and Life magazines as one of the hundred most influential Americans of the twentieth century, Nader’s documented criticism of government and industry has had widespread effect on public awareness and bureaucratic power. He is the "U.S.'s toughest customer" says Time magazine. His inspiration and example have galvanized a whole population of consumer advocates, citizen activists, and public interest lawyers who in turn have established their own organizations throughout the country.

For over four decades, Nader has exposed problems and organized millions of citizens into more than 100 public interest groups to advocate for solutions. His efforts have helped create a framework of laws, regulatory agencies, and federal standards that have improved the quality of life for two generations of Americans. Because of Ralph Nader we drive safer cars, eat healthier food, breathe better air, drink cleaner water, and work in safer environments.

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. The book led to congressional hearings and a series of automobile safety laws passed in 1966, including the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.

This event is sponsored by S & A Productions at The Evergreen State College.