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Joe Keating challenges Kulongoski to halt Oregon National Guard deployments to Iraq

Joe Keating will accept the Pacific Green Party nomination for Governor. He will call on Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski to pledge to stop all future deployments of the Oregon National Guard to Iraq. This is Keating's first event after winning the Oregon Green primary on March 17.
For immediate release: Monday, March 20, 2006

MEDIA ADVISORY:
Keating Challenges Gov. Kulongoski to Halt All Deployments of the Oregon National Guard to Iraq

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Marnie Glickman, 503-313-7919,  marnie@greens.org

WHO:
Joe Keating, Green gubernatorial candidate for Oregon

WHAT:
Joe Keating will accept the Pacific Green Party nomination for Governor. He will call on Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski to pledge to stop all future deployments of the Oregon National Guard to Iraq. This is Keating's first event after winning the Oregon Green primary on March 17.

WHERE:
U.S. Bank room, Multnomah County Library, 801 SW 10th Avenue, Portland

WHEN:
Tuesday, March 20, 2006 at 11:00am

BACKGROUND:
Joe Keating, the Green gubernatorial candidate in Oregon, after graduating from Georgetown University in 1964, served as a second lieutenant in the United States Army from 1964 until 1966. He served as a captain from 1971 to 1973. Between his tours of duty, he worked in New York as an investment banker for the Wall Street firm of Thomson & McKinnon.

After returning to civilian life, Joe continued his successful business career. He founded an equipment leasing company in Washington, DC and a construction company in Philadelphia that specialized in historical renovation.

Joe moved to Oregon in 1988. From 1988 to 1991, he worked as the operations director and action coordinator for Oregon Greenpeace. From 1992 to 1995, Joe served as the director of United Community Action. In 1994, he worked as station manager for KBOO. He was the chair of the Oregon Sierra Club from 1999 to 2000.

Since 1995, he has been the director of the Oregon Wildlife Federation. He is a columnist for the Portland Alliance newspaper.

Joe is a founding member of Citizens for Peace and a Rational Energy Policy, the Portland Utility Review Board, Portland's Yellow Bike program, Witness Against Lawless Logging, Portland Harbor Community Advisory Group, and the Pacific Green Party of Oregon.

Joe resides in Portland, Oregon.

homepage: homepage: http://www.keatingforgovernor.org

it's not the governor's call 20.Mar.2006 16:11

anon

Perhpas Keating is confused, but the governor of Oregon doesn't get to decide whether the Oregon National Guard gets deployed overseas. All governors were effectively stripped of their prerogatives in this regard--the National Guard was effectively federalized--some years ago. Sorry. His heart is in the right place, of course.

Correction to advisory 20.Mar.2006 16:58

Marnie Glickman

The advisory should read, "Since 1995, he has been a director of the Oregon Wildlife Federation."

2nd correction 20.Mar.2006 16:59

Marnie Glickman

Here is a second correction. The advisory should read, "Since 1996, he has been a director of the Oregon Wildlife Federation."