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Green Party LogoPublic Memorial for Peter Camejo, former Green Party gubernatorial candidate, activist, planned for Sunday, Nov. 23

Distributed by the Green Party of the United States

Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Contact: Carol Reed, Peter Camejo Memorial Group, 831-246-1888

Berkeley, CA A public memorial celebrating the life of former gubernatorial, presidential and vice-presidential candidate Peter Camejo will be held SUNDAY, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. at the International House on the University of California at Berkeley campus (2299 Piedmont Ave), according to an announcement by family and friends.

Mr. Camejo died Sept. 13 at home in Folsom, CA after a lengthy fight with cancer.

Speakers at the Public Memorial at UCB which, ironically, expelled Mr. Camejo for his activities as a student opposing the war in Vietnam in the 60's will include those who worked with him as a student leader during that era.

Other speakers include those Mr. Camejo worked with as a leader in the socially responsible investment industry; as the Green Party gubernatorial candidate in the 2003 Recall Election, and Green party gubernatorial runs in 2002 and 2006; as Ralph Nader's vice-presidential candidate in 2004; and as an environmentalist and a civil rights activist. He also ran for President with the Socialist Workers Party.

Ralph Nader who will speak at the Memorial has remembered Mr. Camejo as "a civil rights leader, socially responsible investment pioneer, and magnanimo caballero' for third party politics in the U.S." He said Mr. Camejo "used his eloquence, sharp wit, and barnstorming bravado to blaze a trail for 21st century third party politics in the US."

Organizers said that "Everyone who has met Peter, talked with Peter, worked with Peter, argued with Peter, or heard of him are invited to join friends and family in celebrating his life."