“New age spiritual leader risks ‘ridicule’ to support Washington Dems”
“She is perhaps the Northwest’s most famous new age spiritual leader. JZ Knight of the Ramtha School of Enlightenment in Southwest Washington. Now Knight has a new role: major political donor. She recently wrote a $50,000 check to the state Democratic Party.
JZ Knight says she’s always been political. But she was reluctant to associate herself with the candidates she supports.
‘Here’s bluntly the reason. I have not wanted to openly support candidates because I was worried that the backlash because I supported them would hurt them because of people’s ignorant perceptions about me.’”
“‘The sadness I have is that though I’m a taxpaying citizen of Washington state, that I’m ridiculed for what I’m doing.’
Knight is concerned about a range of issues including: women’s rights, the environment, and voter ID laws. In recent years, she says she’s become a significant donor to national Democratic causes.
But this year -– for the first time — she’s also putting her money into Washington state politics, including direct contributions to a few individual candidates.
‘I just felt like it was time to give the Democrats equal funding to what the donors of the Republican Party are throwing into this state.’”
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