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Ralph Nader on what Seattleites need to do to make political progress

Activist Ralph Nader
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Activist Ralph Nader

In this talk, activist Ralph Nader focuses on why we fail to make political progress, even when a majority of citizens passionately support an issue. He argues that left-right coalitions focused on Congress are one key to breaking gridlock in Washington, D.C. He calls on Seattleites especially to gear their tech savvy towards political participation.

Nader is an author, lawyer, long-time political and environmental activist and four-time candidate for president of the United States. His new book is “Breaking Through Power: It’s Easier Than We Think.” He spoke at Town Hall Seattle on October 21. Sonya Harris recorded his talk.

Listen to his full talk below:

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