Elgin Baylor

Elgin Gay Baylor (born September 16, 1934 in Washington, DC) was one of the most graceful and acrobatic forwards to ever play the game of basketball playing 13 seasons for the NBA's Minneapolis and Los Angeles Lakers.

Elgin Baylor played college basketball at the College of Idaho and Seattle University, leading the SU Chieftains to the NCAA championship game in 1958 (where they lost to the Kentucky Wildcats). Following his junior season, Baylor joined the Minneapolis Lakers for the 1958-1959 season and moving with them to Los Angeles in 1960.

In 1959, Baylor won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award and from the 1960-61 to the 1962-63 seasons, he averaged 34.8, 38.3 and 34.0 points per game, leading the Lakers to the NBA Finals eight times (although never winning). Baylor was a 10-time All-NBA First Team selection and went to the NBA All-Star Game 11 times.

Baylor began to be hampered with knee problems during the 1963-64 season and, while still a very powerful force, was never quite the same player, never averaging above 30 points per game again. During Baylor's career, the Lakers were a consistently powerful team, but were continuously overshadowed by the Boston Celtics dynasty of the time.

Baylor finally retired during the 1971-72 season because of his nagging knee problems. His retirement resulted in two great ironies. First, the Lakers' next game after his retirement was the first of an NBA record of 33 consecutive wins. Second, the Lakers went on to win the NBA Championship that season, something that Baylor never achieved. He finished his career with an astonishing 23,149 points, 3,650 assists and 11,463 rebounds over 846 games.

In 1974, Baylor was hired to be an assistant coach and later the head coach for the New Orleans Jazz, but had a lackluster 86-135 record and retired following the 1978-79 season. In 1986, Baylor was hired by the Los Angeles Clippers as the team's vice president of basketball operations, where he still is today.

In 1977, Baylor was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame and in 1980 he was named to the NBA 35th Anniversary All-Time Team and again in 1996, he was named to the NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team.

Baylor ranked #11 on SLAM Magazine's Top 75 NBA Players of all time in 2003.


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Baylor ranked #11 on SLAM Magazine's Top 75 NBA Players of all time in 2003. He also appeared on the Ali G Show, where interviewer Ali G persuaded him to try out his rapping skills. In 1977, Baylor was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame and in 1980 he was named to the NBA 35th Anniversary All-Time Team and again in 1996, he was named to the NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team. Ralph Nader appears in an episode of The Simpsons that aired after the 2004 presidential election in which he is portrayed as a clandestine member of the Springfield Republican Party and is thanked for all the fine work he has done for the Republicans. In 1986, Baylor was hired by the Los Angeles Clippers as the team's vice president of basketball operations, where he still is today. Nader stands 6' 4" (1.93m) tall. In 1974, Baylor was hired to be an assistant coach and later the head coach for the New Orleans Jazz, but had a lackluster 86-135 record and retired following the 1978-79 season. Nader's harsh and uncompromising critiques of corporate and political wrongdoing have earned him a reputation as an angry and gloomy "national scold." Yet, despite this caricature, which no doubt reflects the seriousness and intensity with which Nader approaches his work, people well-acquainted with Ralph Nader generally speak of his persistent optimism, his abiding sense of humor, and his unfailing wit.

He finished his career with an astonishing 23,149 points, 3,650 assists and 11,463 rebounds over 846 games. However, the consumer advocate has made more than $15 million in his lifetime, most of which he has given away. Second, the Lakers went on to win the NBA Championship that season, something that Baylor never achieved. [9] Nader's total net worth is between $4.1 million and $5 million. First, the Lakers' next game after his retirement was the first of an NBA record of 33 consecutive wins. According to the mandatory financial disclosure report that he filed with the Federal Election Commission in 2000, he then owned more than $3 million worth of stocks and mutual fund shares; his single largest holding was more than $1 million worth of stock in Cisco Systems, Inc. His retirement resulted in two great ironies. Nader has never been married, and has denied rumors that he was gay while running for president in 2000.

Baylor finally retired during the 1971-72 season because of his nagging knee problems. Fears that Nader would play a "spoiler" role that would harm the Democrats proved unfounded — unlike 2000, Kerry's margins of loss in states won by Bush were all substantially larger than the percentage of votes gathered by Nader. During Baylor's career, the Lakers were a consistently powerful team, but were continuously overshadowed by the Boston Celtics dynasty of the time. Nader's vote total placed him only slightly more than 63,000 votes ahead of the fourth-place candidate, Michael Badnarik of the Libertarian Party, who appeared on 49 ballots. Baylor began to be hampered with knee problems during the 1963-64 season and, while still a very powerful force, was never quite the same player, never averaging above 30 points per game again. Nader received many fewer votes than he had in 2000, dropping from about 2.9 million votes (2.74 percent of the popular vote) to just over 459,000 (less than 0.4 percent). Baylor was a 10-time All-NBA First Team selection and went to the NBA All-Star Game 11 times. http://www.eff.org/Activism/Reform/none_of_the_above.article.

In 1959, Baylor won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award and from the 1960-61 to the 1962-63 seasons, he averaged 34.8, 38.3 and 34.0 points per game, leading the Lakers to the NBA Finals eight times (although never winning). Nader has also been one of the champions of including the so-called "NOTA" (none of the above) option on election ballots, to increase voter choice; a 1994 "In the Public Interest" piece by Nader laid out the case for NOTA. Following his junior season, Baylor joined the Minneapolis Lakers for the 1958-1959 season and moving with them to Los Angeles in 1960. For several decades, Nader has been a leading advocate of fairer ballot access, campaign finance reform, and more representative election systems; Nader's first published law review article, "Do Third Parties Have A Chance?" (co-authored with Theodore Jacobs and published in the Harvard Law Record, October 9, 1958) was on ballot access reform, and Nader has founded several important organizations (including Public Citizen) dedicated to election law reform; whereas the Democratic Party establishment has consistently demonstrated its opposition to more open ballot access and alternative voting methods. Elgin Baylor played college basketball at the College of Idaho and Seattle University, leading the SU Chieftains to the NCAA championship game in 1958 (where they lost to the Kentucky Wildcats). However, Nader's supporters thought that such pleas were insincere and off the mark. Elgin Gay Baylor (born September 16, 1934 in Washington, DC) was one of the most graceful and acrobatic forwards to ever play the game of basketball playing 13 seasons for the NBA's Minneapolis and Los Angeles Lakers. Some Democrats, including Howard Dean, argued that Nader should not run for president but should instead concentrate on promoting fairer ballot access laws, campaign finance reform, and alternative voting methods.

Supporters of Ralph Nader often countered that an alternative presidential bid can be extremely valuable (for example, by raising important issues and enhancing an otherwise money-dominated and inane political dialogue), regardless of the ultimate number of votes the candidate receives. Nader for trying to change the electoral system through an impractical presidential campaign, pointing out that independent or third-party presidential candidates are highly unlikely to win an election under the current system. A significant number of progressives criticized Mr. The Nader campaign contended that the donations it received were given by "people who agree with him on the issues and want him to get his message out to the public." Nader also responded to such claims by pointing out that Democratic opponent John Kerry received $10.7 million dollars from donors who also contributed to Bush or to some other Republican candidate - nearly 100 times that of the $111,700 Nader received.

Another approach was taken by “RalphPlease.org”, which gathered conditional contributions – pledges to donate to Public Citizen if Nader would withdraw from the race. Even Nader’s running mate in 1996 and 2000, Winona LaDuke, endorsed Kerry, as did filmmaker Michael Moore, who had championed Nader in the 2000 campaign. Bush. A group of Nader’s supporters from 2000 endorsed Vote to Stop Bush, a statement urging voters in swing states to vote for Kerry, in order to prevent a second term for President George W.

The Reform Party nominee in 2000 had been conservative Pat Buchanan; some anti-Nader Democrats took this as evidence that Nader was being helped by supporters of Bush, but many conservatives had left the Reform Party after Buchanan's poor showing in 2000. In Florida and several other states, Nader’s ballot access came because of his nomination by the Reform Party. Nader's campaign countered that John Kerry had received far more money in 2004 from individual Republican donors than Nader had, and that Nader was in fact not accepting organized Republican help. These groups, as well as some journalists, pointed to FEC filings showing that the Nader campaign had accepted campaign contributions from several individual donors who were also contributing to Bush's campaign, including a donation from one individual who had helped to fund televised advertisements by Swift Boat Veterans for Truth that attacked Kerry's military service record in the Vietnam War and Kerry's subsequent activity in the 1970s as a leader of the antiwar group Vietnam Veterans Against the War.

Democratic Party groups urging voters to worry about the so-called "spoiler effect," such as "Up for Victory," were formed specifically to dissuade people from voting for Nader and to knock him off the ballot in as many states as possible. What is known about Nader's ballot access in Arizona in 2004 does lend credence to the notion that Kerry supporters did not want Nader on the ballot, as lawyers working on behalf of the Democratic Party successfully blocked Nader from getting on the Arizona ballot in 2004, despite Nader's having apparently submitted more than enough signatures to qualify. Blumenthal's article based this allegation on an anonymous source and never provided additional evidence. [8] Mr.

[7] In Arizona, according to an article by Max Blumenthal that appeared on a pro-Kerry website two weeks before the 2004 election, a company called Voters Outreach of America, headed by a former executive director of the Arizona Republican Party, had been involved in gathering Nader signatures. Lending credence to that opinion, a Republican organization in Michigan worked to gather petition signatures to place Nader on the Michigan ballot after Democratic Party lawyers defeated Nader's effort to appear on the Michigan ballot as the Reform Party's nominee. The expectation among many analysts was that Nader’s candidacy would benefit Bush by taking more votes from Kerry than from Bush. Ballot access ultimately became one of the most significant issues of the Nader campaign - in his concession speech, Nader characterized ballot access as a "civil liberties issue" and noted that Democratic attempts to challenge his ballot access were rejected in the "overwhelming majority" of state courts.

In the general election, Nader appeared on the ballot in 34 states and the District of Columbia. states. The Reform Party has a ballot line in only some U.S. Specifically, the court ruled that the term "national party" must be interpreted as broadly as possible.

The court rejected the arguments that the Reform Party did not meet the requirements of the Florida election code for access to the ballot — that the party must be a "national party" and that it must have nominated its candidate in a "national convention" — and therefore Nader should have attempted to file as an independent candidate. On September 18, 2004, the Florida Supreme Court ordered that Nader be included on the 2004 ballot in Florida as the Reform Party candidate. Nader appealed this decision to the US Supreme Court, but a decision did not arrive before the 2004 election. Secretary of State Bill Bradbury disqualified many of his signatures as fraudulent; the Marion County Circuit Court ruled that this action was unconstitutional as the criteria for Bradbury's disqualifications were based upon "unwritten rules" not found in electoral code, but the state Supreme Court ultimately reversed this ruling.

He vowed to gather the necessary signatures in a petition drive. This subtraction left Nader 218 short of the 15,306 needed. "Unwritten rules" disqualified over 700 valid voter signatures, all of which had already been verified by county elections officers, who themselves signed and dated every sheet with an affidavit of authenticity (often with a county seal as well). On April 5, 2004, Nader failed in an attempt to get on the Oregon ballot.

Nader's failure to take the Green Party's nomination meant that he could not take advantage of the Green Party's ballot access in 22 states, and that he would have to achieve ballot access there independently. Ralph Nader), as a candidate in favor of David Cobb, an attorney and Green Party activist. Later in June, however, the national convention of the Green Party of the United States rejected Nader, whose supporters were voting for "nobody" (a.k.a. Shortly thereafter, Nader announced that he would accept (although he was not actively seeking) the endorsement, but not nomination, of the Greens as their presidential candidate.

On June 21, 2004, Nader announced that Peter Camejo, a former two-time gubernatorial candidate of the California Green Party, would be his vice presidential running mate. The following day, the Democracy Action Team's Stop Nader campaign announced they would air TV commercials in key battleground states. They both sought to reduce the effect of Nader upon Democratic voters that might be persuaded to vote for him. On the same day, two Democratic leaning groups, the National Progress Fund and the Democracy Action Team, were formed.

The meeting itself ended in disagreement. Nader refused to withdraw from the race, citing specifically the importance to him of the removal of troops from Iraq. for a private session, concerning Nader's factor in the 2004 election. On May 19, 2004, Nader met with John Kerry in Washington D.C.

The Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Terry McAuliffe argued that Nader had a "distinguished career, fighting for working families" and McAuliffe "would hate to see part of his legacy being that he got us eight years of George Bush.". On February 22, 2004, Nader announced on NBC's Meet the Press that he would indeed run for president as an independent, saying, "There's too much power and wealth in too few hands." Because of the controversies over vote-splitting in 2000, many Democrats urged Nader to abandon his candidacy. Nader announced on December 24, 2003 that he would not run for president in 2004 on the Green Party ticket; however, he did not rule out running as an independent. Main article: Ralph Nader presidential campaign, 2004.

(Despite what their supporters argued, there was no evidence that Nader and McReynolds had anything other than a 'friendly-foe' respect for each other.). Ironically, Greens in some states turned on supporters of David McReynolds, the Socialist Party USA candidate in the 2000 race, and used similar tactics to try to push McReynolds supporters to "get in line" and support Nader. Some Democrats attempted to convert those who supported Nader by claiming that doing so made them "dupes" of the Republican party. Thus, Gore supporters tried to persuade voters who preferred Nader to vote for Gore in order to prevent the election of the "greater evil" (referring to Bush).

Such fears often plague third-party or independent candidates, especially those perceived as likely to draw most of their support from demographics who would otherwise support one or the other candidate. The "A vote for Nader is a vote for Bush" slogan, which supporters of Gore urged against Nader, was an instance of the so-called spoiler effect phenomenon, in an election where more than two candidates are running and it is feared that the presence of more than one candidate with relatively similar views will split the vote that is cast "against" another candidate, who becomes the beneficiary of the split vote. Nader and his campaign explained that they were running in every state and that they were encouraging voters to vote according to conscience. Even though "Nader trading" had the theoretical potential to allow Al Gore to win the election and at the same time to earn the Green Party the 5% that would lead to a possible award of FEC party convention funding, Nader himself declined to endorse the "vote-trading" idea in 2000.

This strategic idea, which was championed by law professor Jamin Raskin, was based on the observation that, under the electoral college system, individual votes for a losing presidential candidate within a given state (or individual "surplus" votes for the winner within a state) are necessarily wasted. Anticipating the type of close election results that in fact happened in Florida in 2000, some voters attempted to minimize the "spoiler" problem by engaging in strategic "vote-pairing," or so-called Nader trading, in which Nader-inclined voters in swing states would agree to vote for Gore in exchange for Gore-inclined voters in safe Bush states to vote for Nader. During a press conference in support of Peter Camejo for California Governor, pranksters hit Nader in the face with a pie [6]. presidential election, 2000 was hounded by the Florida situation, and some Nader supporters suggested that the Democrats should blame the Supreme Court for calling a halt to the Florida recount, thereby effectively declaring Bush the winner.

The U.S. Nader supporters said that Gore's campaign themes were largely a creature of the "centrist" and corporate-supported Democratic Leadership Council, which had once been chaired by then-Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton. Bush. Nader supporters also maintained that the Democrats should handily have won the election against Bush (whom Nader referred to during the campaign as "a giant corporation masquerading as a human being"), with a better campaign or with a better candidate than Gore, who they say made a series of blunders throughout the campaign, including in his debates against George W.

For their part, Nader supporters countered that, instead of blaming Nader, Gore should accept responsibility because his own failure to win his home state of Tennessee was a "but-for cause" of Gore's loss. Even Nader, both in his book Crashing the Party, and on his website, stated: "In the year 2000, exit polls reported that 25% of my voters would have voted for Bush, 38% would have voted for Gore and the rest would not have voted at all." [5]) Most political analysts and experts believe that Nader's presence on the ballot in Florida in 2000 was one of many factors that combined to give Bush the election. Many analysts believed that a substantial number of Nader supporters would more likely have chosen Gore over Bush. As it turned out, Nader's vote total exceeded Bush's margin over Gore in Florida (as did each other third party candidate's) and in New Hampshire, which meant that, all else being the same, Gore would have won the Electoral College vote (and thus the presidency) if even a small fraction (as little as 1%) of Nader's 97,488 supporters in Florida had instead voted for Gore, or if a larger fraction of the Nader's 22,198 supporters in New Hampshire had done so.

Running as the Green Party's nominee in 2000, Nader indicated that he would support Green candidates who ran against even the most progressive Democrats, such as Paul Wellstone and Russ Feingold. However, at other moments Nader said that, because the Democratic Party had slid so low and had become so beholden to corporate power in his opinion, the Democratic Party deserved to go the way of the Whigs. When Nader argued that he would hold the Democrats' "feet to the fire," he was suggesting that he wanted to move the Democratic Party in a more progressive direction. Nader suggested at times that his campaign was offering a chance to save the Democratic Party, but at other times made the contradictory argument that the party was not worth saving.

When challenged with complaints that he was taking away votes from Al Gore, Nader replied that the voters who preferred Nader did not "belong" to Gore, and that it would be more accurate to say that Gore was trying to take away votes from Nader, by scaring voters into voting for the lesser of two evils. Nader and many of his supporters, however, claimed that while Gore was perhaps marginally preferable to Bush, the differences between the two were not great enough to merit support of Gore. Many prominent liberal politicians, activists, and celebrities made this argument to voters in swing states. Bush.

Before the election, a number of those who supported Gore asserted that Nader had no realistic chance of winning in the close election, so those who supported Nader should instead vote for Gore, the theory being that a victory for Gore was preferable to a victory for George W. The extremely close race between the two major presidential candidates, Al Gore and Bush, helped to create some additional controversy around the Nader campaign. He opposed pollution credits that make it more profitable to pollute than conserve, and giveaways of publicly-owned assets. Nader campaigned against the pervasiveness of corporate power and spoke on the need for campaign finance reform, environmental justice, universal healthcare, affordable housing, free education through college, workers' rights, legalization of commercial hemp, and a shift in taxes to place the burden more heavily on corporations than on the middle and lower classes.

This time he received 2.7% of the popular vote, missing the 5% needed to qualify the Green Party for federally distributed public funding in the next election. Nader ran again in 2000 as the candidate of the Green Party of the United States, which had been formed in the wake of his 1996 campaign. He refused to raise or spend more than $5,000 on his campaign, presumably to avoid meeting the threshold for Federal Elections Commission reporting requirements; the unofficial Draft Nader committee could (and did) spend more than that, but was legally prevented from coordinating in any way with Nader himself. Nader qualified for ballot status in relatively few states, garnering less than 1% of the vote, though the effort did make significant organizational gains for the party.

However, many activists in the Green Party USA worked actively to campaign for Nader that year. He was not formally nominated by the Green Party USA, which was, at the time, the largest national Green group; instead he was nominated independently by various state Green parties (in some areas, he appeared on the ballot as an independent). Nader was drafted as a candidate for President of the United States on the Green Party ticket during the 1996 presidential election. This could be seen as voting against the Democrats because a vote for Nader would not be a vote for Bill Clinton.

Surprisingly, given Nader's left-wing views, he received more votes from Republican voters than from Democrats. Nader waged a minor write-in campaign for "None of the Above" in the 1992 New Hampshire primary, which had the unintended effect of resulting in a few thousand votes for Nader himself. He stated that the Democratic Party had become "so bankrupt, it doesn't matter if it wins any elections." He suggested a serious third party could address needs such as campaign-finance reform, worker and whistle-blower rights, government-sanctioned watchdog groups to oversee banks and insurance agencies, and class-action lawsuit reforms. Nader considered launching a third party around issues of citizen empowerment and consumer rights.

Ralph Nader's name was also invoked in 1972 as a desirable and worthy presidential candidate, by members of a small political organization known as the New Party, but this "Draft Nader" effort had no ballot line to offer, nor did Nader authorize his name to appear on any ballot until 1996. Nader, who was (and remains) a registered independent, made it clear that he would decline any such offer. McGovern selected Thomas Eagleton and eventually, after Eagleton stepped down, Sargent Shriver. During the 1972 presidential election, Nader's name was floated as a possible running mate for Senator George McGovern, the Democratic Party's presidential nominee.

Some of these books include:. Nader has authored, co-authored and edited many books. For example, in his critique of television news as largely empty sensationalism, Nader acknowledges that most Americans may have been trained to behave as passive "consumers" of what passes for news, but Nader's call for engagement urges citizens to work together to organize community-based news production. Nader's "consumer" should not be conceived as a free-spending shopper, but rather as an active participant in democratic institutions.

According to Nader, mass advertising creates artificial and often harmful desires. On the contrary, his message of civic engagement (citizen activism in the public interest), like his harsh critique of "rapacious" corporations, calls for resistance to commercially-driven consumer culture. Because much of his early work involved advocacy to protect consumers (and workers) from unsafe products, Ralph Nader is often referred to as a "consumer advocate." This description should not be misunderstood to suggest that Nader is an advocate of consumption. He went on to start a variety of non-profit organizations:.

In 1980, Nader resigned as director of Public Citizen to work on other projects, especially campaigning against the believed dangers of large multinational corporations. Their various divisions include:. Their work is credited with helping to pass the Safe Drinking Water Act and Freedom of Information Act and prompting the creation of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Today, Public Citizen has over 140,000 members and numerous researchers investigating Congress, health, environmental, economic, and other issues.

In 1971, Nader founded the NGO Public Citizen as an umbrella organization for these projects. They came to be known as "Nader's Raiders" and, led by Nader, they investigated corruption throughout government, publishing dozens of books with their results:. Hundreds of young activists, inspired by Nader's work, came to DC to help him with other projects. 1970).

General Motors Corp., 307 N.Y.S.2d 647 (N.Y. Nader v. Nader's lawsuit against GM was ultimately decided by the high Court of New York, whose opinion in the case expanded the privacy rights that can be remedied in tort. Upon learning of this harassment, Nader successfully sued the company for invasion of privacy, forced it to publicly apologize, and used much of his $284,000 net settlement to expand his consumer rights efforts.

GM tried to discredit Nader, hiring private detectives to investigate his past and attempt to trap him in a compromising situation, but the effort failed. In 1965 he released Unsafe at Any Speed, a study that illustrated fundamentally unsafe engineering of many American automobiles, especially those of General Motors. In the early 1980s, Nader spearheaded a powerful lobby against FDA approval allowing for mass-scale experimentation of artificial lens implants. He also advised a Senate subcommittee on automobile safety.

In present years he has been writing for The Progressive Populist. He later did freelance writing for The Nation and the Christian Science Monitor. and got a job working for then-Assistant Secretary of Labor Daniel Patrick Moynihan. In 1964, Nader hitchhiked to Washington, D.C.

Between 1961 and 1963, he was a Professor of History and Government at the University of Hartford. Current Biography in 1986 reported that when he left the Army in 1959, Nader, who is famous for his personal frugality and his objection to commercialism, made one last visit to the Army post exchange and purchased twelve pairs of shoes and four dozen sturdy cotton military issue socks, which, as of the mid-1980's, he had not yet worn out. He served in the United States Army for six months in 1959, then began work as a lawyer in Hartford. Ralph graduated from Princeton University in 1955 and Harvard Law School in 1958.

This corresponds to the 1996 allegation aired by independent journalist Cletus McGnaw that Nader's father could have been a Soviet sleeper mole and Ralph could have been one himself. Some neighbors alleged in a documentary during the 2000 election campaign that Slavic-speaking men often dropped by the Nader bakeshop as their usual meeting place. His father was employed in a nearby textile mill and at one point owned a bakery and restaurant where he engaged customers in discussions of political issues. He had three siblings[1]:.

His parents, Nathra and Rose Nader, were Lebanese Christian immigrants, but Ralph Nader has refused to disclose the family's exact denomination. Nader was born in Winsted, Connecticut. . Pierce was a stand-in candidate on some ballot lines.

His running mate in 2004 was Green Party activist Peter Camejo, although Jan D. In some states in 2004, Nader achieved ballot access by virtue of winning the nomination of an alternative political party, such as the Reform Party, and in others by forming a Populist Party. In 2004, however, the Green Party nominated David Cobb, and Nader ran as an independent candidate in the 2004 presidential election. Nader was the presidential candidate of the Green Party in the 1996 election and 2000 election (in both elections, Winona LaDuke was his vice-presidential nominee).

Nader has also been a strong critic of recent American foreign policy, which he views as corporatist, imperialist, and contrary to fundamental values of democracy and human rights. Ralph Nader (born February 27, 1934) is an American activist lawyer who opposes the power of large corporations and has worked for decades on environmental, consumer rights, and pro-democracy issues. [14]. ^  "Ralph Nader." NNDB.

[13]. University of California, Berkeley. ^  Department of Anthropology. CNN [12].

^  "Candidates/Ralph Nader." America Votes 2004. [11]. "Ralph Nader's Childhood Roots." Green Party of Ohio. ^  Birdsong, Annie.

Winner, Sinking Creek Film Festival; Best of Festival, Baltimore Int'l Film Festival; Silver Plaque, Chicago Int'l Film Festival, Silver Apple, National Educational Film & Video Festival. Narration by Studs Terkel.Broadcast on PBS. Written, directed and produced by Mark Litwak and Tiiu Lukk, 1990, color, 72 mins. Ralph Nader: Up Close This film blends archival footage and scenes of Nader and his staff at work in Washington with interviews with Nader's family, friends and adversaries, as well as Nader himself.

American Politics Research 33:672-99. Presidential Election."[10] 2005. "Ralph Nader's Campaign Strategy in the 2000 U.S. (2005).

Burden, Barry C. ISBN 140003003X. Vintage. My Life.

Clinton, Bill (2005). "The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.". I'm for separation of calories and corporations.". "I don't think meals have any business being deductible.

"If you choose between the lesser of two evils, at the end of the day, you still have evil.". "I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.". How can you ask someone that?". I am not a homosexual.

"I am not gay. "Your best teacher is your last mistake.". "This country has more problems than it deserves and more solutions than it applies.". "If you don't turn on to politics, politics will turn on you.".

"Half of democracy is about just showing up...". ". That's because corporate lobbyists helped draft them. "Unlike members of Congress, Big Business knew what the WTO agreements contained.

"The shortcomings of America's political leaders do not stop at our borders.". "We must strive to become good ancestors.". "The goal of a just society is inseparable from love and beauty.". You and Your Pension (with Kate Blackwell).

Robert Hunter). Winning the Insurance Game (with Wesley Smith and J. Who's Poisoning America (with Ronald Brownstein and John Richard). Petkas and Kate Blackwell).

Whistle-Blowing (with Peter J. Verdicts on Lawyers. Unsafe at Any Speed. The Ralph Nader Reader.

The Menace of Atomic Energy (with John Abbotts). The Lemon Book. The Good Fight: Declare Your Independence and Close the Democracy Gap. The Frugal Shopper (with Wesley Smith).

The Consumer and Corporate Accountability. The Big Boys (with William Taylor). Taming the Giant Corporation (with Mark Green and Joel Seligman). Ralph Nader Presents: A Citizen's Guide to Lobbying.

Ralph Nader Congress Project. No Contest: Corporate Lawyers and Perversion of Justice in America (with Wesley Smith). Nader on Australia. In Pursuit of Justice.

Cutting Corporate Welfare. Crashing the Party: Taking on the Corporate Government in an Age of Surrender. Corporate Power in America (with Mark Green). Collision Course (with Wesley Smith).

Civic Arousal. Canada Firsts. Action for a Change (with Donald Ross, Brett English, and Joseph Highland). 2001: Democracy Rising (hold rallies to educate and empower citizens).

2001: Citizen Works (promote NGO cooperation, build grassroots support, and start new groups). 2001?: League of Fans (sports industry watchdog). 2000: Congressional Accountability Project (fight corruption in Congress). 1999?: Commercial Alert (protect family, community, and democracy from corporations).

1999?: Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest. 1998: American Antitrust Institute (ensure fair competition). 1998: Organization for Competitive Markets. 1998: Center for Justice and Democracy.

1997?: Government Purchasing Project (encourage the government to purchase safe and healthy products). 1995: Consumer Project on Technology. 1995: Center for Insurance Research. 1994: Resource Consumption Alliance (conserve trees).

1993: Appleseed Foundation (local change). 1989: Princeton Project 55 (alumni public service). 1983: National Coalition for Universities in the Public Interest. 1983: Telecommunications Research and Action Center.

1982: Essential Information (encourage citizen activism and do investigative journalism). 1982: Trial Lawyers for Public Justice. 1980: Multinational Monitor (magazine covering multinational corporations). 1972: Center for Women's Policy Studies.

1972: Clean Water Action Project. 1971: Aviation Consumer Action Project. 1971: Center for Science in the Public Interest. 1970: Connecticut Citizen Action Group.

1970s: Public Interest Research Groups. 1969: Center for the Study of Responsive Law. Center for Auto Safety. Foundation for Taxpayers and Consumer Rights.

Pension Rights Center. Citizen Advocacy Center. Congress Accountability Project. The Shafeek Nader Trust for the Community Interest.

Retired Professionals Action Group. PROD (truck safety). National Coalition for Universities in the Public Interest. National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform.

Georgia Legal Watch. Equal Justice Foundation. Disability Rights Center. Corporate Accountability Research Project.

Capitol Hill News Service. The Visitor's Center. Tax Reform Research Group. Litigation Group.

Health Research Group. Global Trade Watch. Critical Mass Energy Project. Congress Watch.

Citizen Action Group. Buyers Up. Operation:Nuclear (Making of a Nuclear Missile). Destroy the Forest (Destruction of ecosystems worldwide).

No Contest (corporate lawyers). Collision Course (Federal Aviation Administration). The Big Boys (corporate executives). Whistle Blowing (punishment of whistle blowers).

Who Runs Congress? (congress). The Water Lords (water pollution). Old Age (nursing homes). The Interstate Commerce Omission (Interstate Commerce Commission).

The Chemical Feast (Food and Drug Administration). Vanishing Air (National Air Pollution Control Administration). Nader's Raiders (Federal Trade Commission). Claire Nader (a Ph.D holder and founder of the Council for Responsible Genetics).[4].

Laura Nader Milleron, (a Ph.D holder and anthropology professor at the University of California, Berkeley).[3]. He died of prostate cancer in 1986.[2]. Shafeek Nader, Ralph's older brother and the founder of the Shafeek Nader Trust for the Community Interest.

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