John Lewallen for Congress 2012

California’s Northcoast - Second U.S. Congressional District

Join the Nonpartisan Upwelling for Fundamental Reform!


Lewallen Prepares to Serve in Congress

--by John Lewallen (707)895-2996

Dear friend,

  I'm meeting so many people who either voted by mail for John Lewallen for Congress, or are going to vote for me on June 5, that I am devoting the

last several days before the primary to preparing myself to serve in U.S.


       My wife Barbara and I have brought our message of peace conversion,

environmental protection, and harmonious employment to meetings and forums from Hayfork in Trinity County, to Marin City by San Francisco Bay.

Everywhere people are organizing for fundamental reform. We delight in

helping to weave this movement together.

    Enough voters may decide to overthrow big-money politics by propelling

John Lewallen, Independent organizing unity to avoid war, depression and

economic destruction, into the general election contest.         

 I'm sure we can attract a strong staff reflecting the genius and diversity

of Northern California.  We will serve in Congress as part of a growing

and diverse movement for fundamental reform.

   If chosen by the electorate, we will organize our Congressional staff as

we campaign for the general election in November. In Congress, we will

focus on writing and enacting major reform legislation-peace conversion,

conversion to renewable energy, large government employment programs,

tribal health and cultural support, fishery allotments supporting

harmonious shore-based fishers, single payer health care, tax reform,

financial industry reform, support for a legal marijuana industry. The

people are my only political party, so I can write and help write big

reform bills which meet the needs of all.

   As a campaigner, I have worked with all other candidates to identify and

develop the key issues. Many themes we brought to the debate have become major issues put forth by other candidates. A nonviolent campaigner, I can work with people of all political persuasions to enact the policies we need for our general welfare.

    Beginning at an April 18 forum in Healdsburg, I asked all eleven of the

other Congressional candidates to join in a demand to "stop the federal

attack on legal medical marijuana." Now all candidates have expressed

opposition to the federal crackdown on legal medical marijuana,

according to a San Francisco Chronicle story by Joe Garofoli on May 21.

       On April 14 we founded the Peace Conversion Coalition at a campaign event at Lauren's Restaurant in Boonville, renewing efforts to move U.S. industrial production from making weapons and war, toward a massive employment effort to build an energy system and transportation

infrastructure for a prosperous, peaceful, and harmonious world.

    The ocean upwelling ecosystem on California's Northcoast is one of the

world's great sources of endlessly renewable ocean food. It is tragic

that the people are being cut off from harmonious access to this food by

federal and state fishery policies which are moving toward ocean

militarization and industrialization.  United, we have been able to stop

offshore oil drilling and keep Mendocino County habitats open to

harmonious tribal cultural activities, fishing, urchin and abalone

harvest,  seaweed gathering, and recreation.  

    Meetings with fishermen in Shelter Cove and elsewhere led to a plan to

launch a coordinated Congressional effort to both restore fisheries and

develop shore-based fishing communities. Changing federal fish

allotments to allow harmonious Northcoast fishers to make a living, and

reduce fishing allotments to large net-dragging trawlers based

out-of-state, are a high priority. These fishing allotment reforms will

be coordinated with efforts to defend and restore the Eel, Klamath, and

San Francisco Bay Delta ecosystems for tribal cultural survival and

salmon habitat. We will work with local business people to support fish

processing and marketing systems.

If you choose to elect John Lewallen to U.S. Congress, it will shake

politics worldwide, and inspire truly independent reformers to come into

Congress from throughout the nation. Let's go together into the people's

House of Representatives!


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John Lewallen for Congress Committee

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Dear friends of the John Lewallen for Congress Campaign,


            We and our supporters are making “John Lewallen for Congress” signs and putting them up! We are inviting you to make homemade signs, asking people to Elect John Lewallen for Congress June 5.

            We want this to be a real grassroots campaign, with homemade signs made from locally-purchased materials. Supporters outside the district are invited to make signs and send them our way.

            We have filed with Dept. of Transportation to permit signs. They must be no larger than 32 sq.ft., not in a highway right-of-way, and removed within ten days after the June 5 primary.

            We are gaining support all over the district, as John’s presentations at the forums are very well received. See the website for video clips from some of the forums.

            This week we go to Eureka Marina for a forum, then on to Hayfork  in Trinity County. Everywhere people are ready for the fundamental reform John is advocating.

            Thanks for everything , and onward to victory!

--John Lewallen, with Barbara, on the campaign trail.

A message from Barbara Stephens-Lewallen:

My husband John Lewallen and I have seen this new district as an opportunity to participate in the 2012 Congressional campaign as a way to reach a lot of people who have taken a moment to listen to our voices on important issues and ways we can solve basic human needs.  John and I believe strongly in a peace conversion from our military spending to stop the war economy and use the money for jobs and health care and education to start us on the right track. 

John has dedicated his life to protect our coast from off shore drilling and we work every day to stop the privatization of our natural resources and to support sustainable harvesting and farming for our sustenance and business.  We have taken time out of our lives as Wild Seaweed Harvesters to campaign, along with 11 other candidates in hopes that our messages can be heard loud and clear.

So much to do and so few folks having the time to dedicate themselves to doing this important work.  It has been an amazing experience spending the last 6 months with 11 other people dedicated to helping us make important changes in our government and ways and means.

We need your vote for John Lewallen on June 5!

Love, Barbara

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Community Strength for Ocean Protection

	A gathering of ocean lovers and protectors to celebrate “Community Strength for Ocean Protection” is scheduled for Saturday, June 2, at 1p.m., on Van Damme Beach in Mendocino County.
	John Lewallen, ocean protection activist, author, seaweed harvester, and candidate for U.S. Congress, will describe the food-rich ocean upwelling ecosystem, and the political struggle to keep the ocean clean, free of industrialization and militarization, and open to access by sustainable ocean food providers.
	Fishers, ocean protection activists, community members, all are invited to come and share efforts and strategies to protect the ocean and support sustainable fisheries and fishing communities.
	The event is sponsored by the John Lewallen for Congress Committee. For information, call John and Barbara  (707)895-2996.