Political Party Statements


Walt Brown State Treasurer
Rick Staggenborg U.S. Senate
Chris Henry U.S. House of Representatives, 1st District
Michael Meo U.S. House of Representatives, 3rd District
Peter DeFazio U.S. House of Representatives, 4th District
Chris Lugo U.S. House of Representatives, 5th District

Vote for Candidates with “Progressive” or “PRO” next to their names.

The Peace Party of Oregon was formed by voter petition in 2008.
We changed the name from Peace Party to Progressive Party to reflect a broader agenda:
economic justice, human rights, environmental protection, and grassroots democracy, as well as avoiding military adventurism.

We are very different from the Establishment parties.

  Democratic Republican Progressive
Oppose Wall Street bailouts NO NO YES
End wars in Iraq and Afghanistan NO NO YES
Oppose use of mercenaries NO NO YES
Cut military spending NO NO YES
Single Payer comprehensive health care NO NO YES
Equal rights for all; same-sex marriage NO NO YES
Real campaign finance reform NO NO YES
Increase minimum wages to living wages NO NO YES
Oppose NAFTA & WTO; encourage local sourcing of products and services NO NO YES
Oppose spying on American civilians NO NO YES
End occupation of Palestine NO NO YES
Oppose offshore drilling NO NO YES
Clean energy; no nuclear NO NO YES
Repair, improve infrastructure (transportation, water systems, etc.) NO NO YES
End the drug war NO NO YES
End “corporate personhood” NO NO YES


  1. We have worked for real campaign finance reform, not the phony bills promoted by the Democrats and Republicans, both of which opposed the 2006 Oregon campaign finance reform ballot measures.

  2. We want a State Bank to invest in jobs for Oregonians and to stop the State Treasurer and the Oregon Investment Council from jumping into bed with corporate raiders and fast-buck artists who lavish luxury travel and gifts on State employees.

  3. We want fair taxation. Oregon has the 4th highest income taxes of any state on lower-income working families and is still at the bottom in taxes on corporations.

  4. We want to stop government promotion of gambling (including video poker and video slots) and stop giving away $100 million per year in ridiculously high commissions to shops with video machines.

  5. We want to make the initiative and referendum again available to grass-roots efforts, instead of making it so complicated and expensive that only corporations and unions can afford to use it.

  6. We want to improve K-12 public education by giving parents and teachers more rights to manage their neighborhood schools.

  7. We want social justice systems that are inclusive and that promote responsibility, safety, trust-building and equality.

  8. We advocate abolishing the Oregon Senate, leaving the 60-member Oregon House of Representatives. Splitting the Legislature into two bodies allows both of them to play games and avoid responsibility.

(This information furnished by Progressive Party.)

Elections Division, Oregon Secretary of State • 136 State Capitol • Salem, OR 97310-0722