Monday, October 06, 2008

Foreign Policy and the Economy - Ralph Nader and Matt Gonzalez

Date/Time:Friday, 10 Oct 2008 at 1:30 pm
Location:Great Hall, Memorial Union
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Ralph Nader, Peace and Freedom Party presidential candidate, and his vice presidential candidate, Matt Gonzalez, will discuss the current economic crisis and U.S. foreign policy concerns. Nader is a consumer advocate, lawyer, and author and has been named by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential Americans in the Twentieth Century. For more than four decades, he has exposed problems and organized millions of citizens into more than one hundred public interest groups advocating solutions. He led the movement to establish the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and was instrumental in enacting the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Motor Vehicle Safety Act, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and countless other pieces of important consumer legislation. Nader is a graduate of University and received an LL.B from Harvard Law School. Part of the 2008 Campaign Series which has the goal of providing the university community with opportunities to question candidates or their surrogates before election day.
Matt Gonzalez was a San Francisco Deputy Public Defender from 1990-2000. In 2000, he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. He ran for mayor of San Francisco in 2003 as a Green Party candidate and received 47 percent of the vote in a tightly contested election. Gonzalez has a B.A. in political theory and comparative literature from Columbia University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School. Cosponsored By:

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