"Upton Sinclair was a famous novelist and social crusader from California, who pioneered the kind of journalism known as 'muckraking.' His best-known novel was 'The Jungle' which was an expose of the appalling and unsanitary conditions in the meat-packing industry." He ran for Governor of California in 1934 based on his EPIC (End Poverty in California) plan. Includes the text of the EPIC plan. From the Social Security Administration (SSA).