Political Party Statements
PROGRESSIVE PARTY CANDIDATES
|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.
|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|
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- We want to improve K-12 public education by giving parents and teachers more rights to manage their neighborhood schools.
- We want social justice systems that are inclusive and that promote responsibility, safety, trust-building and equality.
- 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.)