Green candidate promises to not vote for war funding!
Meo calls for 'non-violent solutions' to international conflict.
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Portland, Oregon  Michael Meo, Pacific Green Party candidate for Oregon's 3rd Congressional District, is adamantly opposed to war. He's been opposed to war for a long time. When called up for the draft during the Vietnam War, he refused. " I refused the war in Vietnam and spent two years in a federal penitentiary. As a congressman I pledge to adhere to the same principles; I would oppose threatening war and using war in place of diplomacy."
Meo has entered the race because of Blumenauer's pro-war voting record. " Blumenauer says he opposes the war in Iraq, but on six occasions in the last two years he voted in support of the war," Meo said. "The voters in Oregon's Third Congressional District want an end to the war, yet Blumenauer is unconditionally signing onto the White House war policy in Iraq," said Meo.
Our Congress needs principled politicians with good ideas, says Meo. "We need to learn to live in peace. By reducing the United States arsenal, and pledging to reduce them further, we show our commitment to peace; we can build authentic democracy through cooperation instead of military might," said Meo.