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.