Rick Staggenborg, MD

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About me

Gender Male
Industry Non-Profit
Occupation Psychiatrist
Location Coos Bay, OR, United States
Introduction I am a former VA psychiatrist who resigned to run for the US Senate in 2010 on a pledge to introduce a Constitutional amendment to reform campaign finance. I have a BS from Portland State University in Biology and Psychology. I worked in a county mental health agency after serving in the Army and trained in Albany, NY and Albuquerque, NM. I am interested in history, philosophy, psychology, comparative religion and a variety of other disciplines. I now work full time for the educational nonprofit Take Back America for the People and with an anarchical world network of justice activists, Soldiers For Peace International. As Soldiers For Peace, our mission in the US is to help Americans understand the need to establish democracy in the US by working to amend the constitution to ban corporate campaign expenditures, limit individual contributions to influence elections and abolish corporate personhood. SFPI and TBA are meant to help create a united international front against fascism and war by helping create a Tectonic Paradigm Shift in human consciousness to one in which it is implicitly recognized that the fate of each of us is intimately related to the destiny of all of us.
Interests Psychology, psychiatry, US history, world religions, politics, science and social science fiction, economics, veterans affairs, single payer health care and the pursuit of worldwide peace and social justice.
Favorite Movies Harvey, 12 Angry Men, Mr Smith Goes to Washington, V is for Vendetta and Dr Newman, MD.
Favorite Music Classic Rock
Favorite Books Are you kidding? Let's just say I love a lot of authors. I am kind of partial to the book of essays I wrote on The website of Taking Back America, however.