PULLMAN, Wash. — Consumer advocate Ralph Nader will speak on the Washington State University campus on April 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Beasley Coliseum.

The free lecture, “Human Energy and Activism in the New Millennium,” is presented by the Associated Students of Washington State University Environmental Task Force. It promotes the message that “To go through life as a non-citizen would be to feel that there’s nothing you can do, that nobody’s listening, that you don’t matter. But to be a citizen is to enjoy the deep satisfaction of seeing the prevention of pain, misery and injustice.”

Nader was a U.S. presidential candidate for the Green Party. He is a renowned author, and works to convey the message that every person can make a difference. Nader is credited for instrumental roles in creating many safety and health-based government regulations, for example, seatbelts being mandatory in every car. Nader’s goal is to build a third political party that focuses on issues instead of empty promises, said lecture sponsors.

Following the lecture will be a question and answer session and book signing reception.

Supporting Nader’s visit also include the Student Programming Grant Committee, the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service, the Residence Hall Association, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society and ASWSU Lecture and Performance Series.

For more information, contact ASWSU Environmental Task Force co-chairs, Renee Breedlove at (509) 338-3991 or Emmett Strout at (509) 335-1661.