Voter’s Pamphlet statement

The voter’s pamphlet sent to every voter in the upcoming federal election for the U.S. House of Representatives restricts text to 235 words.

Occupation: retired schoolteacher
Occupational background: teacher in secondary schools, Oakland California 1985-1989; Portland Public Schools 1990-2011; honorary adjunct professor of mathematics, Portland State University 2006- 2010.
Prior governmental experience: State Co-ordinating Committee, Pacific Green Party of Oregon, 2008-2011; Secretary, Eastside democratic Club, 2011-present.
Educational background: California Institute of Technology, B.S., Astronomy; University of California at Berkeley, M.A., European History, 1970; Portland State University, M.S., Mathematics, 1999.
You voters can choose in this election to vote for Congressman Blumenauer, who poses as a progressive, or for the genuine article.
The Green Party candidate, unlike the Democrat, does not say and vote what is needed for election: we urge a paradigm shift in U.S. social, economic, and political conduct. Democratic Party politicians talk about respect for the environment, and then brag about the increased production of crude oil and natural gas; hand in hand with the Republicans, they continue and intensify the endless global war to maintain corporate interests; they . . .
Ah, so it goes, without real change indefinitely.
I call for cutting the federal military budget in half immediately, and working to reduce it to one-third its present size; for provision of health care for all residents of this country as a human right; for tuition-free education for all students at public universities.
Think first, voters of Oregon’s Third Congressional District, about your relationship with the earth and its peoples, and vote with the party of humanity.

Respectfully submitted,

Michael Meo, secretary
Cascadia Chapter of the Pacific Green Party of Oregon

About M. Meo

Worked as translator, museum technician, truck lumper, lecture demonstrator, teacher (of English as a Second Language, science, math). Married for 25 years, 2 boys aged 18 & 16 (both on the Grant cross-country team). A couple of scholarly publications in the history of science. Two years in federal penitentiary, 1970/71, for refusing the draft.
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