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The Film

An Unreasonable Man
The filmmaker site includes a photo gallery and a list of related events.


Ralph Nader

Nader.org
This comprehensive Nader site features essays, articles on Nader history and regularly added pieces on related issues.

Citizen Works
This non-partisan organization was founded by Nader in 2001 to strengthen citizen participation in a “people-powered democracy.”

Public Citizen
Founded by Nader, this advocacy group continues to represent consumer and public interests and fight for democratic accountability in government.

Citizen Action and Other Big Ideas: A History of Ralph Nader and the Modern Consumer Movement
By David Bollier
Read this history of Nader and his work, written by David Bollier, online at Nader.org.

The American Conservative: Ralph Nader: Conservatively Speaking
Pat Buchanan interviews Nader in this June 2004 article.

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Consumer Rights

The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights
The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights “has been fighting corrupt corporations and crooked politicians since 1985.”

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
The official web home of the CPSC includes recent product recalls and safety standards.

Federal Trade Commission: Consumer Information
Read practical information on a variety of consumer topics, such as automobiles, computers, credit and telemarketing.

Consumer Guides and Protection
Get an alphabetical list of official information and services from the U.S. government.

U.S. Public Interest Research Groups (USPRIG)
This consumer advocacy organization “takes on powerful interests on behalf of the American public, working to win concrete results for our health and our well-being.”

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Electoral Politics

Federal Election Commission
Search campaign finance reports and learn more about the FEC.

Open Secrets
Learn “who gives” and “who gets” in U.S. elections.

Commission on Presidential Debates
Read transcripts of past and present presidential debates.

TheNation.com: Electoral Politics
Get a list of recent articles on electoral politics from the progressive magazine.

WashingtonPost.com: Monitoring Congress
Browse a database of every vote in the U.S. Congress since 1991.

No Debate: How the Republican and Democratic Parties Secretly Control the Presidential Debates
By George Farah

(Seven Stories Press, 2004)
Farah exposes the partisanship and corporate interests behind the presidential debates.

Green Party of the United States
Learn about key party values, recent and upcoming elections and relevant news and issues.

PBS.org: Independent Lens: PLEASE VOTE FOR ME
Can democracy take hold in China? These eight-year-old children reveal its current nature.

PBS.org: Independent Lens: PAUL CONRAD: Drawing Fire
Legendary editorial cartoonist Paul Conrad tackled every major political issue in America over a 50-year career.

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2008 Presidential Election

Fundrace 2008 Campaign Donations
Exercise your right for election finance accountability knowledge with this search tool from The Huffington Post.

2008 Presidential Election Candidates on the Issues
View a table outlining the candidates’ positions on some top issues.

Pick Your Candidate
Find out which candidates best share your views.

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Grassroots Activism

Organize to Win: A Grassroots Activists’ Handbook
Download this booklet from Jim Britell for strategies on organizing community campaigns.

Bottoms Up: Learning Activism Online
Read a step-by-step primer on educating the public and advocating for social change.

PBS.org: Independent Lens: CAN MR. SMITH GET TO WASHINGTON?
A grassroots campaign fights the political establishment in this 2007 documentary.

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Sources

The following served as information sources for sections of this site:

Consumer Activist

Bollier, David. Citizen Action and Other Big Ideas. “The Beginnings.”

Wikipedia: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Wikipedia: National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act

Wikipedia: Clean Water Act

Wikipedia: Clean Air Act

Wikipedia: Clean Air Act (1970)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Region 5 Information Resources: Clean Air Act

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Clean Air Act

Wikipedia: Consumer Product Safety Act

Consumer Product Safety Act of 1972 as amended

Encyclopedia of Business and Finance: Consumer Product Safety Act of 1972

Wikipedia: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

U.S. Department of Justice: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission: Whistleblower Protection Act

Wikipedia: Whistleblower Protection Act

Wikipedia: Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977

U.S. Department of Labor: Mine Safety and Health Administration: History of Mine Safety and Health Legislation

Lyndon B. Johnson: Remarks Upon Signing Bill Amending the Meat Inspection Act

Meat Inspection

U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Sec. 565.100 FDA Jurisdiction Over Meat and Poultry Products

Office of Pipeline Safety: Federal/State Partnership

Louisiana Office of Conservation: Pipeline Division

Wikipedia: Occupational Safety and Health Administration

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Safe Drinking Water Act

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Freedom of Information Act

The National Security Archive: FOIA Basics

Federal Trade Commission: Freedom of Information Act

Politician

Federal Elections 2000: 2000 Presidential Popular Vote Summary Table

Dispelling the Myth of Election 2000: Did Nader Cost Gore the Election?

Wikipedia: Green Party (United States)

CBC News Indepth: U.S. Election 2004

Crusader or Spoiler?

Dispelling the Myth of Election 2000: Did Nader Cost Gore the Election?

Democracy Now!: Spoiler or Exposer of a Spoiled System: Nader Announces Presidential Bid

Ralph Nader: Ally of the American Citizen-Consumer

SICKO and Political Health of Michael Moore

Where's Nader?

Safe Medical Device Act

The Silicone Gel-Filled Breast Implant Controversy: Testing the Bounds of Regulatory Intervention

Citizen Works: The Corporate Reform Weekly: Volume 1, #13

Pension Protection Act of 2006

Pension Protection Act of 2006

Presidential Debates

Democracy Now!: Spoiler or Exposer of a Spoiled System: Nader Announces Presidential Bid

Open Debates

No Debate: How the Republican and Democratic Parties Secretly Control the Presidential Debates
By George Farah

(Seven Stories Press, 2004)

Debate Commission Settles, Apologizes to Nader

Lawsuit to Decertify Debate Commission

Citizens Debate

Commission on Presidential Debates

CNN.com: Election 2000: Presidential Debate History

Two-Party System

A Brief History of American “Major Parties”

Nader.org: Break Down Barriers to Minority Parties

Wikipedia: Non-Partisan Democracy

Wikipedia: Second-Party System

Wikipedia: List of Political Parties in the United States

Wikipedia: Third Party (United States)

Beyond Nader's Raiders

Ralph Nader Biography

League of Women Voters

Common Cause

U.S. PIRG

Center for Science in the Public Interest

Union of Concerned Scientists

Public Citizen

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