Nader, Ralph

Influential consumer advocate, 3-time US presidential candidate

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(B. 1934) Lebanese-American lawyer & consumer advocate. In 1963 he left private law practice in Hartford, Conn., to hitchhike to Washington, D.C., where he began public interest work. His concern about unsafe car designs resulted in the 1965 best-selling book “Unsafe at Any Speed” which led directly to the passage of national auto-safety standards. Since then he and his associates ("Nader's Raiders") have performed numerous studies on consumer health, safety, and financial issues and have lobbied for greater government regulation of business & industry in a variety of areas. Instrumental in passage of the 1966 Freedom of Information Act and in establishing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Environmental Protection Agency. He founded the consumer organization Public Citizen and the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, an umbrella organization for other public interest research groups. As the Green Party candidate in the 2000 US presidential election, won 3% of the national vote. He ran for president in 2004 & 2008. US 1982 20c Consumer Education Stamp 3 ¾ x 6 ½ cacheted First Day Cover postmarked Washington DC, April 27 1982, signed at lower right. With 1978 color portrait. Uncommon autograph!

Condition: Very good
Type:First Day Cover






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