The awakening of a new local political force in our towns — progressive women

For decades, groups such as the stodgy Republican Central Committee and Republican Women’s Federated have defined the political force in our town. The group has been well organized. It also has given rise to right-wing bullies in the local blogosphere.

But that’s changing, as we’ve written before. In our town, progressive women are organizing — on a more “neutral” platform of pragmatism, respect and tolerance.

The signs include Emerge CA, which has focused on our area to elect Democratic women; Hillary Clinton, not Donald Trump, carrying the most votes in our county; and Heidi Hall winning election to the county Board of Supervisors.

“While there were several issues that played into the election of Donald Trump, the vicious misogyny and disrespect that took place during the campaign, and after, has been eye-opening for women in our country and for the men who love us,” writes Hilary Hodge in The Union.

“In our community and all over our state and nation, women are getting together in scores and taking the lead in community involvement. Women are vigilantly monitoring the activities of our elected officials to ensure that proposed policy that could hurt women and families in this country doesn’t go forward without a fight. Women are getting involved in local political clubs in numbers never before recorded.”

About 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.
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7 Responses to The awakening of a new local political force in our towns — progressive women

  1. Annie Fox says:

    Hillary wrote an excellent letter to the Union. Kudos to her!

  2. Margaret Joehnck says:

    Yes we are!

  3. jeffpelline says:

    Former County Supervisor and right-wing political activist Todd Juvinall actually wrote this on his blog this morning: ” … the democrats of our community are all about child porn apparently and should be shunned. But they cannot help themselves as I see they support every perverted form of human interaction. They like that NAMBLA stuff and help the ACLU defend it. Sickos all.”

    I suspect Todd sees the freight train coming, so he is lashing out. But this is more inappropriate than usual. Todd needs counseling.

  4. Kaye Ralene White-Hancock says:

    It looks like Todd overdid it with the Alex Jones “Pizzagate Male Virility Enhancers.”

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