Occupation: Volunteer attorney, Consumer Justice Alliance. Tree farmer.
Occupational Background: aircraft riveter; mailman; construction laborer; faculty, Northwestern Law School.
Educational Background: U.S.C., B.A., J.D.; Harvard Law School; Boston University, M.A. (government); U of O, M.L.S.
Prior Governmental Experience: U.S. Navy (1944-70); served in Pacific, China during WWII; as special prosecutor in Vietnam. Oregon Senate (1975-87). Malheur County Counsel, Deputy D.A. (1989-91). Socialist presidential candidate (2004).
Family: Married to Barbara 1950-99 (buried Arlington Cemetery); to Mary 2003. Three sons: M.B.A, M.D., Ph.D.
Community Activites, Memberships, Contributions: St. Francis Dining Hall; Emanuel Children's Hospital; NAACP (since 1949); Sierra Club (life member); Jobs With Justice; No Sales Tax League; Amnesty International.
A LOT OF WHAT'S BEST IN AMERICA IS SOCIALIST: CREDIT UNIONS, CONSUMER CO-OP'S, PUBLIC POWER, SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE, INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE, COLLECTIVE BARGAINING, MINIMUM WAGE, "A LIMIT ON WORKING HOURS". (Meister, Oregonian, 9/4/91)
THERE ARE VAST DIFFERENCES BETWEEN RETIRED STATE SENATOR BROWN AND CONGRESSMAN BLUMENAUER ON IMPORTANT ISSUES:
Pesticides in food. Brown, General Counsel, Oregon Consumer League, long supported "the Delaney Clause of the 1958 Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, which" imposed "a zero tolerance standard for cancer-causing pesticide residues on food". In 1996 Blumenauer voted to repeal this protection. (1996 CQ Almanac, C-52)
Universal health insurance. Brown obtained 400+ signatures for the Health Care for All-Oregon initiative (Measure 23). Congressman McDermott's HR 1200, the American Health Security Act, had 31 co-sponsors as of 10/4/03 including Dennis Kucinich. But not Blumenauer! Leadership?
Bankruptcy reform. Brown opposed Bush's bankruptcy "reform" favored by credit card companies. In 2001 Blumenauer voted for HR 333 "despite sharp criticism from consumer groups and small-business advocates." (CQ Weekly, 3/3/01)
PGE, Enron contributions. Brown, during his Senate years, never accepted 10¢ from PGE (purchased by Enron in 1997) or its executives. Blumenauer, during his last three elections, topped "the Oregon House delegation with $8,500" from Enron and PGE sources. (Oregonian, 1/17/02)
VOTE SOCIALIST REGISTER SOCIALIST
For information write Box 5633, Portland 97228, 503-241-8217.
(This information furnished by Committee of 1000 to Elect Walt Brown to Congress.)