Posted on: Nov 7, 2000, Source: WorkingForChange.com
Ralph Nader gave the following address to campaign staff and supporters gathered at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on election night. Final election results had not been counted, but it was clear that the Green Party would not acheive its desired 5 percent of the popular vote.
"Imagine the new voices that could flourish on local, low-power radio stations -- service and advocacy groups, universities, community and civic organizations, ethnic groups, arts organizations, seniors groups. They could really liven up the radio dial. They could give us some choices." In this timely column, the always persuasive Ralph Nader urges the Federal Communications Commission to authorize the operation of non-commercial low-power FM radio stations.
"In 1980, the U.S. Congress passed a law to protect adults who prey on children. Public Law 96-252 prohibits the FTC from enacting rules that would protect the nation's children from commercial advertising. This law is corporate power incarnate, and Congress ought to repeal it."