Green activist declares candidacy for Congress against incumbent Henry Waxman

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Topanga resident David W. Steinman has announced his candidacy for congress as the Green Party candidate for 2012 in the redistricted 33rd District of California, which stretches from Malibu to Palos Verdes.

Steinman, a consumer advocate, author and magazine publisher, has taken on the nation’s most powerful corporate interests.

Most recently, he forced Procter & Gamble to remove or sharply reduce levels of a carcinogen called dioxane and has taken on many other corporations as well, requiring them to reformulate their consumer products.

“I am running for Congress as a Green Party candidate because I believe in the fundamental principles of the party and because both parties have betrayed our interests as Americans and have hurt Main Street businesses,” says Steinman, who will be challenging Rep. Henry Waxman.

“On the two most important votes of our decade, my presumed opponent, voted against the interests of America and Main Street,” he said. “He voted to give President Bush war powers that involved us in a misguided decade-long war in Iraq, which I opposed; n 2008, he voted for the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act, which created the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP); and is unwilling to deal with the national debt or promote bold programs needed to create jobs and improve the educational system.”

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