Ralph Nader to host Portland rally on money in politics

He'll speak at First Unitarian Church on Saturday

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader, speaks at the National Press Club, in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014.    (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Consumer advocate Ralph Nader, speaks at the National Press Club, in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Former Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader is scheduled to speak in Portland on a Multnomah County ballot measure that seeks to remove big money from politics.

He’ll speak at First Unitarian Church at 1211 SW Main St. from 6 to 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Admission is a suggested donation of $3 to $20, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Nader will speak on the Get Big Money Out of Politics effort in Multnomah County with Measure 26-184.

The ballot measure has three provisions to limit money in politics. If voters approve the measure, it’ll limit contributions to candidates from individuals and PACs to $500. It will also keep corporate money out of candidate races and limit independent expenditures. Measure 26-184 will also require that political advertisements disclose the real identity of their top 5 funders.

Following the presentation, Nader will host a question and answer session and book signing for his newest release: Through Power: It’s Easier Than We Think.”