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Ralph Nader visits Yakima and Ellensburg

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YAKIMA--Consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader made a stop in Yakima Thursday.

Nader's trying to drum up support for an independent Financial Consumer Association that he says will represent the interests of regular people.

Nader signed copies of his newest book, "Only The Super-Rich Can Save Us," released in September, and spoke to about 75 people at Glenwood Square Thursday afternoon.

Nader believes America is being taken over by large corporations, and says regular people don't have the resources to stop that from happening.

That is one reason why he's promoting the creation of an independent financial association that would look out for consumers' best interests.

"It's a way of shifting power to regular people all over the country who are getting defrauded, overcharged and underserviced again and again," Nader said.

Nader wants to gain the support of Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell for the amendment, which will go before the Senate next week.

After speaking to a crowd in Yakima, Nader headed to Ellensburg to meet with a group of Central Washington University students.