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Craig Brown
Portland, ME

P.O. Box 443
Portland, ME 04112-0443
Work: 207-775-0488

"progressive news wire" / non-profit

From CommonDreams.org Staff Bios:

Craig Brown is executive director of CommonDreams.org. Together with his late wife, Lina Newhouser, Brown founded CommonDreams.org in 1997. A carpenter - turned community organizer - turned political consultant, Brown began in progressive politics in the 1970s as a leader of Maine PIRG and as a community organizer working with the homeless and on poverty issues. Brown was an organizer of the anti-nuclear Clamshell Alliance - spending time in New Hampshire jails for sitting in front of bulldozers at the Seabrook Nuclear Plant construction site. Brown has managed many state, local, Congressional and US Senate campaigns over the past 30 years. He has managed and worked for many progressive organizations and referendum campaigns. Brown managed the Congressional campaigns of former US Rep. Tom Andrews of Maine. Brown then served as Chief-of-Staff to Congressman Andrews in Washington for Andrews' two-terms in the US House. In 1991, Andrews co-founded the Congressional Progressive Caucus. In 1994, Congressional Quarterly rated Andrews as the most progressive member of Congress - a designation he was proud of. Andrews currently leads the Win Without War coalition. Brown provides the vision for CommonDreams.org and directs the editorial content and business operations. He lives on the coast of Maine with his teenage daughters, Chloe & Moriah, and his golden retriever, Jackson Brown. editor@commondreams.org