Ellen Augustine Schwartz

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Ellen Augustine

"In 1994, Ellen was the NWPC-endorsed Democratic candidate for US Congress in CA 10 (Contra Costa and southern Alameda counties, as Ellen Schwartz). Though she did not win, she received the most votes of any person running against an incumbent of all the West Coast states. She is a contributing author to A Game As Old As Empire: The Secret World of Economic Hit Men and the Web of Global Corruption. She is co-author of Taking Back Our Lives in the Age of Corporate Dominance (as Schwartz). She has also written a booklet for parents: Way More Fun Than TV and Video Games. She has founded/co-founded four nonprofits on environmental regeneration, media violence, international citizen diplomacy, and mentoring at-risk youth. Her current speaking topics include “Stories of Hope”—profiles of people who are creating businesses which increase profits by being eco-friendly, and communities and schools which truly nurture and renew us; and “The Great Escape from TV and Video Games.” Ellen has been featured in Utne Reader and Hope Magazine, received the Women of Achievement and Thread of Hope Awards, and was named one of 21 Visionaries for the 21st Century. She holds a Masters Degree in Speech Communication." [1]

"In her bid for Congress in Northern California in 1994, she garnered the most votes of anyone running against an incumbent on the West Coast. She founded and led Invest in Kids, a nonprofit dedicated to providing mentors and scholarships to low-income youth. She founded Healing Our Nation from Violence to raise public awareness about negative influences of the entertainment industry. She has organized numerous Earth Day exhibitions, served on the Executive Committee of the Kauai Group of the Sierra Club, and was an Advisory Board member of Kauai Community Radio KKCR. She is the co-author of "Taking Back Our Lives in the Age of Corporate Dominance." " [2]

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  1. Ellen Augustine, National Women’s Political Caucus-Alameda North, accessed May 24, 2010.
  2. Kucinich for President Committee , Dennis Kucinich-Campaign Organization , accessed May 24, 2010.