Steve Beren is a pro-liberty conservative speaker, writer, communications professional, and Republican Party activist. He was been involved in the Tea Party movement since its inception, and was a frequent speaker at Tea Party rallies during the 2009-2011 period. Beren participated in the national Tea Party protests in Washington, D.C. on September 12, 2009 and April 15, 2010. He is a poltical, communications, organizational, and marketing consultant for One Spark Marketing. His weekly radio segment, "Exposing the Left," is heard on KUIK Oregon every Monday at 3:35 pm Pacific time, 6:35 pm Eastern time (available online - go to www.kuik.com and click on "Listen Live").
From 1968 to 1990, Steve Beren was a radical antiwar protester, an opponent of the United States, and a revolutionary socialist activist, but since then he has become a Christian, a patriot, a defender of the right to life, and a conservative Republican. He is a strong advocate of the limited government, free market principles, and patriotism. Beren is an immigration conservative - an opponent of amnesty for illegal liens, and a defender of the rule of law. He is an outspoken supporter of the need for a victory strategy in the war imposed upon America by the pro-terrorist, anti-liberty, caliphate-seeking Islamic fascist poltical movement.
As a former leftist, Beren has a special insight into the motivations of the current leftists, and the fallacies of their arguments. He was the 2006 and 2008 Republican candidate for U.S. Congress (7th CD, Washington State) against far left Democrat Jim McDermott. In 2010, he was the campaign manager for the U.S. Senate campaign of Dr. Art Coday. In 2012, he was senior advisor for the campaign of James Watkins for Washington State Auditor. In 2013 and 2017, he was senior advisor the successful city council re-election campaigns of Conrad Lee of Bellevue, Washington. From February 2014 to June 2017, he was on the staff of the Washington State Republican Party.
Beren, now 66 years old, was a member of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) until 1990, and was directly involved in the Vietnam antiwar movement as a member of the SWP in the 1960s and 1970s. Steve Beren once opposed the very concept of patriotism, but he is now himself a patriot -- one with a unique perspective on the activities of today's progressives, socialists, and leftist extremists.
After graduating high school at the age of 16, Beren attended City College of New York (CCNY), where he joined the Young Socialist Alliance (youth group of the SWP) and became active in the campus chapter of the Student Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam. While at CCNY, he did temporary office work in New York's financial district, in what was then the shadow of the World Trade Center construction site. Although he was one of the top high school students in the state, he discontinued his education, remaining at CCNY for only two years.
Beren instead devoted his time and energy to the life of a revolutionary political organizer. During two decades of radical activity, he organized protests against the war in Vietnam; publicized socialist election campaigns; defended the Nicaraguan Sandinistas, Cuban Communists, and the Palestine Liberation Organization; advocated far left positions on social, domestic, and foreign policy issues; and participated in the SWP's intervention into the trade union movement (He was at various times a textile worker, a steelworker, and a Boeing machinist.).
Beren "retired" from political activism in 1990. He became a Christian in 1995. He and his wife live in the Seattle area where they are members of Christian Faith Center.
Despite his political "retirement," after the terrorist attacks of 9/11/01, Beren felt he had a responsibility to do what he could (as a private citizen activist) to help win the war against terrorism. In particular, he seeks to bring his message to young people, challenging the leftist political domination of our nation's campuses.
Steve Beren is a powerful speaker and gifted debater. He is available to speak at meetings, conferences, rallies, panel discussions, debates, and talk shows. He is sure to bring a fresh and unique perspective to your event or talk show.