State Representative
18TH DISTRICT

ADRIENNE WELLER
Independent

OCCUPATION: Administrative Assistant, Oregon Health Sciences University (1977- present); Organizer, Freedom Socialist Party (1990-present)

OCCUPATIONAL BACKGROUND: Coordinator, Outside-In Clinic, Portland (1974-1977); Social/Case Worker, New York City & London (1968-1971)

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: Brooklyn College, New York City, BA, English Literature; 1968

PRIOR GOVERNMENTAL EXPERIENCE: Lobbying for an Independent Civilian Review Board to ensure community control over the police and against OCA's anti-gay campaigns

As a socialist feminist I will represent the interests of working people, the poor, and the homeless by opposing tax breaks and legislation that unfairly favor major corporations. District 18 needs jobs and an end to police harassment.

To strengthen the labor movement, I have opposed measures against prevailing union wages and anti-public employee pension legislation and supported an increased minimum wage and restoration of collective bargaining. In my union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees #328, I work for higher wages for the lowest paid and against privatization.

I oppose Measure 59, Bill Sizemore's attack on unionists' right to use our money as we choose and Measure 61 to stop more racist mandatory sentences.

I will work for the obvious but unconventional solutions:

Endorsers include:

Dorothy Ackerman, Sioux elder on the Grand Council of the American Indian Movement*

Lisa Clay, Rights activist in communities of color

Robert Findley, Former Secretary-Treasurer, American Federation of Musicians*

Eduardo Martinez, Chicano activist

Jordana Sardo, civil rights organizer in the sexual minorities movement

Freedom Socialist Party

Radical Women

*for identification purposes only

(This information furnished by Advocates for Adrienne Weller.)

Adrienne Weller has agreed to limit campaign expenditures for this General Election under ORS 260.180 but is not bound by that agreement because an opponent for this election has not agreed to limit expenditures or has exceeded the applicable spending limit.

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