Representative in Congress

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Pacific Green (PGP)
Progressive (PRO)

  • Occupation: Mathematics Teacher, Benson Polytechnic High School

    Occupational Background: Adjunct Professor of Mathematics, Portland State University, 2006-2010; Museum Technician, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC; Scientific Translator; Physics Lecture Demonstrator, Northeastern University, Boston.

    Educational Background: M.S., mathematics, Portland State University; M.A., history, University of California, Berkeley; B.S., astronomy, California Institute of Technology

    Prior Governmental Experience: None

    Community Activities: Portland Association of Teachers; Physicians for a National Health Plan; Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights; Jobs with Justice

    The United States is fighting an imperial war. These wars have been conducted now for sixty years, under Democratic and Republican administrations alike. This President is escalating the war, with the consent and the vote of my opponent, the Democratic Party incumbent.

    Vote Pacific Green for Peace

    I will not only vote against funds for more war (in contrast to Representative Blumenauer, who voted for funds to increase the troops in Afghanistan). I will advocate the withdrawal from over seven hundred military bases around the world, and the prosecution of the war criminals who initiated aggressive wars and interventions under false pretenses.

    Vote Pacific Green for Health Care

    The health-care industry in the U.S. costs twice as much, per person, as any other country spends: yet we have shorter lifespans and more chronic disease than most other industrialized nations. This enormous waste of resources threatens to bankrupt the national treasury. Yet, my opponent refused to vote for a single-payer health plan, although he admitted it is the best solution to the problem.

    I will vote for health care provided for free for all people in this country based on the fact that they are human beings.

    Vote Pacific Green for Education

    This Democratic Administration, with Representative Blumenauer’s vote, is promoting more high-stakes tests and more standardization. Every child is an individual. As a lifelong educator, I support education of the whole child, in particular greater funding of music and art.

    Vote Pacific Green for a Sustainable Future

    Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

    (This information furnished by Meo For Congress.)

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