Public Citizen celebrated 40 years of progress with a festive gala on Thursday, October 20, 2011. Nearly 600 friends and supporters shared the night with us as we reflected on decades of amazing accomplishments and looked to the future. Speakers included Peabody Award-winning journalist Bill Moyers; U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.); founder Ralph Nader; founder and former Public Citizen President Joan Claybrook, Public Citizen board member and commentator Jim Hightower; and Public Citizen President Robert Weissman.
Our ever-humorous MC was television producer and Public Citizen board member Steve Skrovan. Also on hand were Public Citizen founders Dr. Sidney Wolfe and Alan Morrison. The night was inspiring and heartwarming. Thanks to all who came! On this page are videos, photos and information about all we have done over the past four decades. The video above tells about how we got started and what we've done.