Occupation: Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Medical Educator
Occupational Background: Clinical Instructor, OHSU School of Medicine and Nursing, Physician Assistant Division; Stress Reduction Clinic Director, OHSU and Legacy Emanuel Pain Management Clinics
Educational Background: 1991 BSN Nursing, California State University; 1994 MS Nursing, OHSU; 1995 Post-Masters Certification, OHSU
Prior Governmental Experience: None yet
Community Involvement: Treasurer, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility; Past Treasurer, American Society for Pain Management Nursing, Portland/Vancouver Chapter; President, Colony Homeowners Association
As your U.S. Senator, I will advocate for:
Stopping the war; bringing our troops home now: It's wrong to send our children to die for oil in Iraq. Unilateral invasions are wrong. I will work to reestablish the U.S. as a leader for human rights.
Single-payer universal healthcare: We are a wealthy nation, and can afford a comprehensive healthcare system for all.
Stop environmental destruction: I oppose commercial logging on public lands. We need a roadless policy in our national forests, and should support the Kyoto Protocol to prevent global warming.
Raise the minimum wage: We should provide living wages for all workers based on cost of living and a 40-hour work week. Repeal Taft-Hartley.
The Republican and Democratic parties are corrupted by corporate money. I'm a nurse practitioner, union member, and single mother. Send me to Washington, DC, I will work for a government that can't be bought.
(This information furnished by Teresa Keane.)