California State Government November 7, 2000 Election
Smart Voter Medea Susan Benjamin

Candidate for
United States Senator

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Biographical Highlights
  • Party: Green
  • Occupation: Human Rights Activist
  • Founding Director of the San Francisco-based human rights organization Global Exchange
  • Focusing on changing the labor and environmental practices of U.S. multinational corporations
  • Instrumental in organizing protests against the World Trade Organization
  • Worked for ten years as an economist and nutritionist in Latin America and Africa
  • Masters degrees in Public Health and Economics
  • Fluent in Spanish
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Top Priorities if Elected
  • Living Wage - Raise the minimum wage to a "living wage" and guarantee all our people the right to a healthy, dignified standard of living
  • Schools not Prisons - Reaffirm our commitment to free public education, recognize teachers as cherished professionals, and invest in schools not jails
  • Electoral Reform - Public financing of political campaigns, free media access, end soft money donations and change to proportional representation
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Key Endorsements
  • Ralph Nader, Consumer Advocate and Green Party Candidate for President
  • Jim Hightower, Author, Radio Host
  • Dr. Helen Rodriguez Trias, former President, American Public Health Assoc.
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Campaign Contact Information
Website: http://www.medeaforsenate.org
E-mail: medeaforsenate@greens.org

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