Peter Miguel Camejo, the magnánimo caballero of American third-party politics, who died Sept. 13 at 68, was an irrepressible force of nature. When he spoke out for justice throughout the Americas, not only his body shook, but so did the entire room. As a student leader, he was expelled from Berkeley in 1967 for the "unauthorized use of a microphone," and later Ronald Reagan put him on his list of the 10 most dangerous people in California because he was "present at all antiwar demonstrations." Peter was a civil rights advocate and a leader in the socially responsible--investment industry who used his eloquence and barnstorming bravado to blaze a trail for 21st century third-party politics. He was a candidate for state and national office, making three gubernatorial runs in California as a Green, and in the 2004 presidential election, he was my running mate on our independent ticket. Among the many causes Peter championed were a living wage, health care for all and making the U.S. the world leader in renewable energy. His lifework will inspire the political and economic future for a long time.
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