Title of Office Sought: U.S. Representative in Congress, District 1 Name: Lewis Elbinger

Age: 70

Education and Qualifications:

I fully embrace the values for which Bernie Sanders stands and with which most people would agree: compassionate caring for Life, for the Earth, and for each other.

Almost 50,000 people in this district voted for Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic primary. Bernie won 10 of the 11 counties in this district. That means a growing number of our neighbors are choosing a new direction, where elections are fair and free of corporate money, where Medicare is available to all, where regenerative agriculture heals and repairs the soil, and where the wealth we create serves the well-being of all rather than a privileged few.

I am running as a Green Party candidate because the words “People, Planet, Peace” are prominent in the Green political platform and my own. The Green Party bridges the red and blue ends of the political spectrum, finding common ground to replace conflict. For the many conscientious voters who are deeply disappointed by both major corporate parties, my candidacy offers a real choice.

I am a retired diplomatic officer who holds two Masters degrees and has 28 years of experience in international management and conflict resolution. My message is 1. Government with Heart, 2. Vote your Conscience, 3. Bridging the Divide.

I stand with Standing Rock, I stand with the progressive Bernie Sanders movement and I stand with you in our efforts to create, in the words of economist Charles Eisenstein, “the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible.”

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