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Letter to Governor Cuomo, May 1, 2020

June 5, 2020

May 1, 2020 The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo 
Governor of New York State
 NYS State Capitol Building
 Albany, NY 12224 Dear Governor Cuomo, The major revenue source described below is one that you have been familiar with during your tenure as Governor but have avoided due to over-reaching corporate resistance. Now, given your precise predictions…

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An Open Letter to Donald Re: “Quickly Spreading Virus Raises Fears Across China,” Washington Post, 1/21/2020

January 22, 2020

January 22, 2020 President Donald J. Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington D.C. 20500 Dear President Trump: This is a short letter with a serious message about national security and safety. It has now been established that the Coronavirus spreading in China can be communicated from human to human. That includes you…

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Shame of a Nation: The 1% Rules, the 99% Lets Them!

October 3, 2019

By Ralph Nader October 3, 2019 There has never been more access to food – domestic and imported – yet hunger is an ongoing problem everywhere. In the U.S. alone, 16.5 million children go to bed hungry and 20% of community college students are experiencing “food insecurity.” Never have there been more communications technologies, yet it…

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Nurses to Converge on 60 Congressional Offices in 21 States Sept. 1

August 24, 2011

From Maine to California, nurses, joined by others fed up with the ongoing economic crisis, will call on members of Congress in their local district offices September 1 to ask the members to support a tax on Wall Street financial speculation, a revenue source fast becoming an international norm, to pay for healing the nation.…

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Ralph Nader’s Update #1 to Upset Cisco Shareholders

July 1, 2011

Dear Cisco Shareholder: Thank you for your e-mail support for my demand that Cisco’s bosses disgorge some of that $43+ billion in cash that management is stockpiling, back to its owners – the shareholders. My criticism and demand for a 50 cent annual dividend and a special $1 per share dividend were reported in the…

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Open Letter to President Bush 1-19-07

January 19, 2007

Dear President Bush: I have read your address to the nation on “The New Way Forward in Iraq” and wish to share some observations. You say “where mistakes have been made, the responsibility rests with me.” You then quickly change the subject. Whoa now, what does it mean when you say the responsibility for mistakes…

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Congress – Collectively Less Than An Inkblot

September 10, 2021

By Ralph Nader September 10, 2021 Bruce Fein, constitutional law specialist who has testified before Congress approximately 200 times, calls Congress “an inkblot.” Let’s see if he is exaggerating. 1. Congress has abdicated its duties and constitutional authorities to the president regardless of party affiliation. Presidents start wars, spend unauthorized money recklessly, defy congressional subpoenas,…

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Microchip, Macro Impact, Micro Vision

September 2, 2021

By Ralph Nader September 2, 2021 Let’s say you’re looking to invest some savings in the expanding micro-chip industry and a friend hands you the 2021 Annual Report of the Delaware (chartered) Corporation, Microchip Technology, a firm based in Chandler, Arizona. You’re a studious type and want to know what the company is producing before…

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Sample Letters

July 14, 2021

Corporate Crime Tax the Rich Single Payer Corporate Crime U.S. House of RepresentativesWashington D.C. 20515United States SenateWashington D.C., 20510 Dear [Member of Congress]:I was listening to the Ralph Nader Radio Hour and heard an interview with Columbia Law Professor John Coffee about his new book Corporate Crime and Punishment: The Crisis of Under Enforcement. I…

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Mind-Stretching Summertime Book Recommendations

July 2, 2021

By Ralph Nader July 2, 2021 1. Honor Thy Label: Dr. Bronner’s Unconventional Journey to a Clean, Green, and Ethical Supply Chain by Gero Leson. Dr. Leson, Bronner’s vice president, tells the inside story of pioneering efforts for “building and scaling” ethical production, cooperating with suppliers in Sri Lanka, Ghana, India, Palestine, and beyond, and…

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