Hello Fellow Democrats,
This is a proposal that we put together a Mother Lode Counties Democratic Party picnic/fund raiser/convention event at Jackass Hill in Tuolumne County in 2012.
This idea grew out of some discussions at the 2011 state convention about combining the activities of various Democratic committees and clubs in order to make them more effective than tiny little groups working independently. Many of these discussions occurred in the context of the Rural Caucus committee meeting where the smallness of rural county populations and the limited resources of party organizations in the rural counties drew particular attention.
We couldn’t actually do much on Jackass Hill. The park there is about ¼-acre, the size of a subdivision house lot, with a narrow little road leading up to it. However! The Tuttletown campground on New Melones Lake is directly across the highway from Jackass Hill. The lake is beautiful; the mountain scenery is beautiful; there is plenty of room there. We could have an outdoor Bar-B-Que, firehouse chili cook-off, beef-in-a-barrel kind of event there with room and facilities for 1000 people or more. There are plenty of available camping facilities at Tuttletown and elsewhere around the lake. People can come from far away in their motor homes and campers and have a weekend mini-vacation with their families.
All of these major pieces for a successful event are already in place; we don’t have to create it. All we have to do is get some high draw speakers (Dianne Feinstein?) (Barbara Boxer?) (Jerry Brown?) (Barack Obama?!!!? ) gather the people and have a ball! This thing is a natural. There is a lot of work to do, but it is doable – and it would be a blast!
Will Moore, Calaveras Democrats,
Thursday, May 05, 2011