Ralph Nader

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The son of immigrants from Lebanon, Ralph Nader founded or organized more than a hundred civic organizations across the United States. Over the last five decades he fought to protect Americans and played a key role in the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Freedom of Information Act and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The four-time presidential candidate talks candidly with Maria Hinojosa about inspiring lessons he learned from his parents, the next generation of civic leaders and his ideas about how the super rich can save us.

Maria Hinojosa and Ralph Nader

María Hinojosa on her interview with Ralph Nader:

"I am very happy that in our interview with Ralph Nader we focused on what most journalists have not. Ralph Nader has all of the prepared answers for the rage people feel about his effect on the 2000 election. We don't need any more pat and prepared answers about what happened. Instead we spoke about Ralph Nader the man and his life as a Lebanese immigrant in a working class town in Connecticut. I learned so much about the values that have moved him through out his life. And the truth is he is a real crusader who impacted the lives of all Americans. I was fascinated to learn that at his 76 years of life Ralph Nader is still a fighter. And I came to appreciate his personal story as much as his political one."

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