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CONSUMER ACTIVIST RALPH NADER TO SPEAK AT UGA

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Tuesday, March 26, 2002

WRITER: Heidi Murphy, 706/542-5172, hmurphy@uga.edu CONTACT: Jehan El-Jourbagy, 706/353-2883

CONSUMER ACTIVIST RALPH NADER TO SPEAK AT UGA

ATHENS, Ga. - One of America's leading consumer advocates, Ralph Nader will speak to the University of Georgia community on Thursday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel located on North Campus.

During his 75-minute speech Nader will address the need for a third political party in the United States, the increasing difficulty of raising children today and the challenges of securing a healthful environment for the workplace, marketplace and the world in general.

Nader has been honored by "Time" magazine as one of the 100 most influential Americans of the 20th Century and was a presidential candidate for the Green Party. He has also worked with lawmakers and was instrumental in creating the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Laws he helped draft and pass include the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Meat and Poultry Inspection Rules, the Air and Water Pollution Control Laws and the Freedom of Information Act.

This event is open to the public. Admission is free for UGA students and $1 for all other attendees.

Nader's visit to UGA is organized by the Environmental Law Students Association and sponsored by the University Union.

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