Ralph Nader

Speech at the Automotive Hall of Fame


Appearance at Politics and Prose

Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 1 p.m, Washington, DC

One of The Atlantic’s hundred most influential figures in human history, Nader has been instrumental in the founding of scores of citizens groups as well as in the establishment of watchdog agencies including OSHA and the EPA. In dozens of books since his 1965 Unsafe at Any Speed, Nader has worked to educate and empower consumers. His latest call to action is an inspiring look at American citizens who have organized and waged successful fights against big business and corporate privilege; in this election year, Nader reminds readers how crucial and powerful democracy is.

This event is free to attend with no reservation required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

Breaking Through Power

btplogo152.pngSeptember 26, 27, 28, 29 2016 Washington, DC

Join Ralph Nader and over seventy civic leaders, activists, civil justice lawyers and labor leaders for four days of learning, planning and organizing for a better future.


Unsafe at Any Speed 50th Anniversary

Unsafe at Any Speed

On the 50th anniversary of Unsafe at Any Speed we are asking those who want a stronger democracy to solve current crises to join with us in launching a new and enduring era of activism. Stay tuned for more details in the coming months.

There are only a limited number of hardcover copies of Unsafe at Any Speed available. Act now to secure your autographed copy.

Shipping costs for the hardcover commemorative edition of Unsafe at Any Speed – autographed by Ralph are included in the $100 price.

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Ralph Nader Radio

Breaking Through Power 2!

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Nader Books

Unsafe at Any Speed

Published November 30, 1965
Unsafe at Any Speed
Unsafe at Any Speed was published in 1965. It is Ralph’s first book. And it was the book that launched the modern consumer movement.

Breaking Through Power

Published August 16, 2016
Breaking Through Power
In Breaking Through Power, Nader draws from a lifetime waging—and often winning—David vs. Goliath battles against big corporations and the United States government.

In The News

Concord Monitor - Hillary Clinton should tell the people what she said in her private speeches

February 3rd

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Tavis Smiley - Interview with Ralph Nader

February 2nd

PBS News Hour tours the American Museum of Tort Law

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December 20th

PBS News Hour tours the American Museum of Tort Law

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NBC - Ralph Nader Wants Auto Industry to Hit the Brakes on Self-Driving Cars

December 1st

Ralph Nader wants the auto industry to slow down when it comes to self-driving cars.

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The Nation - How Ralph Nader Changed America

December 1st

On the 50th anniversary of Unsafe at Any Speed, a look at how his work launched the consumer-rights, corporate-accountability, and other citizen movements.

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Parade Magazine - Ralph Nader on Lawsuits: You Never Have Enough Cases

November 29th

At age 81, Ralph Nader, one of the best-known activists in the world of business and politics, refuses to slow down..

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NY Times: 50 Years Ago, ‘Unsafe at Any Speed’ Shook the Auto World

November 26th

FEW DRIVERS could imagine owning a car these days that did not come with airbags, antilock brakes and seatbelts. But 50 years ago motorists went without such basic safety features.

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