Stan Meckler, the founder of the local Tea Party chapter and father of Tea Party co-founder Mark Meckler, is trying to join The Union’s editorial advisory board, he recently told members.
“I’m trying to get on that board,” Meckler said at the group’s May meeting (see video at 17:48).
In the video Meckler also urges the Tea Party members to write letters to the editor and keep pressing the paper’s management to publish them.
“You’ve got to kick them sometimes, but they will [publish it].”
“You’ve got to kick them sometimes, but they will do it [publish the letter],” Meckler said on the YouTube video ( at 17:10). A letter could include support for a particular candidate, Meckler said, adding that readers often go to the letters page before the front page.
The video also shows Eddie Garcia, a longtime tea party leader and supporter, getting the members to support the effort for the County to withdraw from the State of California in the State of Jefferson movement. Eddie’s pitch is at 10:38 to 16:07 in the video.
(Eddie also is director of the Nevada County Fair Foundation — which is ironic, at least when you consider his perspective — because the Fair has been seeking support from the state to help fund its aging infrastructure, along with other Fairs. I support all the Fairs in that effort).
State of Jefferson
A State of Jefferson “Town Hall” meeting is being held at Western Gateway Park in August, as reported previously. The local Tea Party is also celebrating their fifth anniversary at Western Gateway Park in July.
The Tea Party video provides a window into the group’s grassroots political campaigning. Sue McGuire, who unsuccessfully ran against Nate Beason in District 3 and is a board member, is the emcee. The video also features the speech of conservative radio talk show host Phil Cowan.
(Photo: Russ Steele’s blog, NCMediaWatch)