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  Camejo, Peter
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AffiliationGreen  
<-  2004-11-01  
 
NamePeter Camejo
AddressP.O. Box 3629
Folsom, California 94609, United States
Emailinfo@votecamejo.org
Website [Link]
Born December 31, 1939
Died September 13, 2008 (68 years)
ContributorPicimpalious
Last ModifiedJuan Croniqueur
May 16, 2013 06:16pm
Tags Hispanic - Socialist - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Death Penalty - Anti-Missile Defense - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Pro Animal Rights - Pro Environment - Pro Marijuana Legalization - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Gun control - Married - Cancer - Straight -
InfoPeter Miguel Camejo (63) is a first generation Venezuelan-American who has fought for social and environmental justice since his teens. Peter is chair and co-founder of Progressive Asset Management, Inc., a broker-dealer firm which promotes socially responsible investments. He created the Eco-Logical Trust for Merrill Lynch, the first environmentally screened fund of a major firm, and a top performer. He served three years as trustee of the Contra Costa County Employees Retirement Association. He has also been appointed by the Lt. Governor of Hawaii to be an advisor to the Hawaii Capital Stewardship Forum.

Camejo served for five years on the Board of Directors of Earth Share, a federation of the 41 largest environmental groups in the United States. He also helped form the Environmental Justice Fund, to finance and unify environmentalists of color. Through an organic farming firm, Earth Trade, he helped Nicaragua become the world?s largest producer of organic sesame.

Peter has worked to defend the rights of Latino workers in the U.S. and to free political prisoners in Latin America. In 1976 he ran for President as a socialist, gaining ballot status in 30 states. He marched in Selma, Alabama with Martin Luther King and was active against the War in Vietnam. In college at UC Berkeley and MIT, he studied math and history. After winning a student council election at UC Berkeley, he was suspended for ?using an unauthorized microphone.?

Peter is a long-time supporter of the women?s movement and gay and lesbian rights. In 1987, he launched a program, called ?The IRA that cares? to help fund the S.F. Aids Foundation. Camejo created the Council for Responsible Public Investment, funded for anti-tobacco divestment work by the California Health Department.

Camejo is a published author, including his most recent book, The SRI Advantage: Why Socially Responsible Investing Has Outperformed Financially. He is fluent in Spanish and English, and lives with his wife, Morella, in Folsom, California.

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Racism, Revolution, Reaction 1861-1877: The Rise and Fall of Radical Reconstruction  Purchase Gerald Farinas 
North Star: A Memoir  Purchase Craverguy 

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Sep 14, 2009 12:00pm Perspective Remembering Peter Camejo  Article Craverguy 
Sep 14, 2008 01:00am Obituary Peter Camejo dies - helped found Green Party  Article particleman 
Apr 25, 2008 05:00pm Op-Ed by Candidate Camejo on Capitulation  Article Craverguy 
Jan 09, 2007 12:15pm News Green Party hopeful [Camejo] has cancer  Article Patrick 

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FAMILY
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Father Daniel Camejo 0000-
Brother Antonio Camejo 0000-
Stepdaughter Alexandra Baquera Camejo 0000-
Stepson Victor Baquera Camejo 0000-

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  06/01/2004 US President - G Primaries Won 69.37% (+56.62%)
  10/07/2003 CA Governor Recall Lost 2.80% (-45.79%)
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  04/04/1967 Berkeley Mayor Lost 2.85% (-67.63%)
  11/02/1965 New York City Council President Lost 0.17% (-53.63%)
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CA US Senate - G Primary - Jun 06, 2006 G Todd Chretien
US President - Popular Vote - Nov 02, 2004 I Ralph Nader
US President - G Convention - Jun 26, 2004 I Ralph Nader
San Francisco Mayor - Dec 09, 2003 I Matt Gonzalez
US President - Popular Vote - Nov 07, 2000 I Ralph Nader
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