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Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Schumer Use the Lame-duck Session for the People

November 30, 2022
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November 30, 2022 Dear Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, On July 23, 2022, twenty-four prominent civic advocates and leaders, many of whom you know, made a Zoom presentation for congressional candidates and staff about how to readily defeat the worst GOP – by numerous measures – in history. These presenters were brought…

New Legislation Would Mandate DOJ Create Database of Corporate Criminal Offenses

November 29, 2022
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For Immediate Release: November 29, 2022 Contact: Ralph Nader or Francesco DeSantis, , 202-320-6344, [email protected] New Legislation Would Mandate DOJ Create Database of Corporate Criminal Offenses Rep. Scanlon and Sen. Durbin’s Bill Would End Differential Treatment of Corporate versus Street Crime Data WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumer safety, labor, environmental and other groups lauded a new…

Winning Messages for Sen. Raphael Warnock

November 22, 2022
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By Ralph Nader November 22, 2022 The Warnock/Walker Senatorial run-off election on December 6th seems to be “more of the same” campaigning and fundraising as occurred during the general election. “More of the same” with tens of millions of dollars spent on unimaginative TV ads is not smart if Warnock wants to win without a…

Lessons for Democrats in 2024

November 18, 2022
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By Ralph Nader November 18, 2022 Once again, the Congressional Democratic Party leaders are claiming a victory of sorts in an election where the Dems should have landslided the most corrupt, cruel and lying Republican Party in history. The Dems lost the House of Representatives and once again narrowly won the Senate, flipping only the…

Statement by Ralph Nader About Michael Pertschuk’s Extraordinary Careers

November 18, 2022
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November 18, 2022 The passing of health and safety champion, Michael Pertschuk concludes a life offering many lessons for members of Congress and their staff. Pertschuk, a Yale Law graduate, was the key staffer for the powerful Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, Warren Magnuson (D-WA), for fifteen years. In 1977 President Carter appointed him…

Open Letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook on Charitable Donations

November 11, 2022
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Dear Tim Cook, The other day I received a solicitation call from Oxfam, the well-regarded global charity dealing with epidemics of hunger in afflicted countries. The gentleman informed me that, in the east African countries suffering from drought, a human being dies from starvation about every 75 seconds. You make $833 a minute based on…

Midterm Elections Too Close: Dems Need to Fire Their Corporate-Conflicted Political Consultants

November 11, 2022
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By Ralph Nader November 11, 2022 The mid-term congressional elections are over, but the counting in some very close races continues, which extends the time for determining the margins of control over the Senate and the House. What is known is that the Red Wave predicted by pollsters and trumpeted by the New York Times…

Examining US – The Voters and Drop-Out Voters on November 8th

November 4, 2022
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By Ralph Nader November 4, 2022 Voter grumbling, rage and cynicism is rampant heading into the mid-term elections on November 8th. Add the flattering, flummoxing and fooling of voters by many corporatist politicians to the mix and we have the makings of an election-day disaster. Set the above aside and reflect on the unused citizen…

Final Stretch Campaign Advice for Tim Ryan, John Fetterman, Mandela Barnes, Beto O’Rourke, Catherine Cortez Masto, Maggie Hassan, Raphael Warnock, Patty Murray & Mike Franken

October 28, 2022
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By Ralph Nader October 28, 2022 With less than two weeks to go before the November 8th congressional elections, the candidates in close races are frantically racing around their districts, dialing for campaign dollars and doing more of the same speechifying and repetitive political ads. “More of the same,” however, may not be enough. Candidates…

Nader and colleagues celebrate 50th anniversary of the Congress Project

October 25, 2022
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NADER AND COLLEAGUES CELEBRATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CONGRESS PROJECT, CALL FOR LEGISLATION TO BRING CONGRESS CLOSER TO THE PEOPLE Ralph Nader and his colleagues this week are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Congress Project, which published 20 to 40 page profiles of every member of Congress seeking re-election in 1972, including their voting…