On most years, Americans, celebrate the 4th of July with family gatherings, food, fun, games and fireworks (location permitting). But this year, things are different.
Money is ingrained in our politics. It takes money to run campaigns. The principal fundraising platform (the house party) is unavailable under COVID. So we must find alternative ways to raise the funds needed to communicate with voters.
“We started with no infections, and we’re headed for herd immunity, or some semblance of it,” – District 2 Supervisor Robert Weygandt
No. We. Are. Not.
I’ve finally found a few minutes to jot some notes about the recently concluded 2019 California Democratic Party (CDP) Convention held in San Francisco. This is my third convention and first during a presidential campaign season. This was first convention while serving as the Chair of the Placer Democratic Central Committee (DCC).
It has been two years since I started a wonderfully fulfilling experience. I am once again running for re-election as an Assembly District Delegate to the California Democratic State Central Committee (DSCC).
Tonight I was speaking with my wife after a few too many Brandy Alexanders. While discussing / arguing about Paul Kingsnorth‘s book Real England in the context of the good old USA and in the shadow of the 2016 election, she was discussing the concept of “the little guy fighting the big guy.” This is an important… Continue reading Turning Red States To Blue (part 1 of many)
So, here we are in early April 2016, and the political races are well underway. On the Democratic side, there’s a good race between an establishment centrist who is the presumptive nominee and a challenger from the left.
Was having a discussion with Twitter user @dblozik regarding presidential fundaisers. Who attended how many,etc. So I looked up some numbers related to fundraisers and vacations. Here are some interesting Presidential statistics for those that like numbers. (I may add more items to this list). References are provided.