Dec 18, 2021 • 1HR 5M

Power to the People!

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Ralph Nader
Ralph Nader talks about what’s happening in America, what’s happening around the world, and most importantly what’s happening underneath it all.
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In a special webinar version of the program, Ralph discusses with our guest, Richard Panchyk, author of “Power to the People!: A Young People’s Guide to Fighting for Our Rights as Citizens and Consumers” how one person can make a difference and how only percent of any given group can make important change. And they answer questions from our virtual audience!

Richard Panchyk is the author of more than forty books, including Engineering the City: How Infrastructure WorksArchaeology for Kids, and Our Supreme Court. His latest book is Power to the People! A Young People’s Guide to Fighting for Our Rights as Citizens and Consumers.

That’s what we want kids to do as they grow up– to look at things from all angles and understand things from all perspectives. Not just be tunnel-visioned, single-minded, in ways that perhaps their schools or their parents or their friends might have influenced them.

Richard Panchyk, author of Power to the People!

Injury– what tort law is all about– being injured or harmed in some way is encompassed by these things that social media can do. The injury that they can do to our kids is actionable. And we must not stand by and watch these things happen… Our rights include being able to stand up against companies that are putting information out there, putting platforms out there, that really [tort law’s] not just about physical things.

Richard Panchyk, author of Power to the People!

I want [the readers] to see that it can start– it does start– with their interests as young people. With being a citizen of the world. With understanding things as young people. And questioning things. And that’s what Ralph did. And that’s one reason that he went down the path he did. It’s because of the curiosity, of the interest, of the participation.

Richard Panchyk, author of Power to the People!

If you’re not tuned into politics, politics is tuned into you. If you don’t control it, it’s going to control you.

Ralph Nader

It’s important to know that anyone can do [what I’ve done in my career]. I didn’t have any money. I didn’t have any contacts. I just had a driving rage about all these people being killed, when they could have been saved.

Ralph Nader

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