No sooner had I written “It’s Miller Time” than the Nevada County Democratic Women’s Club flexed its own political muscle: filing papers with the Elections Office showing that it quietly has been raising thousands of dollars for upcoming elections. Today’s filing — proof of a real grassroots effort — is HERE.
While The Union’s weekly columnist George Boardman sucks his thumb in public, speculating on his blog that Hilary Hodge is running for Grass Valley City Council, smarter people are wondering why the Democratic women would be raising all that money for a City Council race. Duh George! Think big (for a change).
The Elections Office filing shows nearly 30 donations from individuals with an ending cash balance of $4,587. The group shows an outstanding debt of $1,454 but you can be sure that there’s more money where that came from. No Democratic candidate has even announced for the District 3 supervisor race.
The donors include Carole Chapman ($190), Shanti Emerson ($199), and Joey Jordan ($170). The contributions come from residents of “Penn-tucky Valley” too — long a conservative stronghold. By contrast, hard-right politico Barry Pruett only donated $100 to Dan Miller’s campaign. Open your wallet again Barry!
Here’s the bottom line. As this blog has written, progressive women are organizing — on a more “neutral” platform of pragmatism, respect and tolerance. This is true on a national level too.
Our County voted for Hilary Clinton in the Presidental election — not Donald Trump.
Meanwhile our intrepid “bulldog” journalist George Boardman is on the hunt! Go get ’em fido! ROFLOL