Where does $5 donation to Tea Party go?

The Nevada County Tea Party patriots are holding a gathering at the fairgrounds on Saturday and asking for a $5 donation.

But where does the money go? This group would benefit from more transparency.

I keep hearing how the group is “nonpartisan.” But if you go to the national site on Facebook you see links to the Republican National Committee. Another link is “LIFE – Let’s see how many pro-life people are on Facebook.”

Fine if that’s what you believe, but I’d prefer more openness.

•The national Web site is here.

•The national Facebook site is here.

•The local “Tea Party” Facebook site is here. You’ll find some prominent members of the community belonging to this group, including Dan Logue, Sam Aanestad, and the Editor/Publisher of The Union.

As a journalist, I would not join a group like this, because it might present a perceived conflict of interest in the community. Some newspapers have written policies prohibiting this as well.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

7 thoughts on “Where does $5 donation to Tea Party go?”

  1. Curtis, that’s exactly what Hitler did! Got a list of those who opposed him, rounded them up and exterminated them.

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