West Yolo Democratic Club to host Jim Hightower, nationally acclaimed author and speaker

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The West Yolo Democratic Club will hold a “Party at the Farm” at Dixon Ridge Farms in Winters on Sunday, Aug. 25.  The event will feature Jim Hightower, progressive national radio commentator, bestselling author and public speaker.

Several other speakers have been invited, including California Assembly Member, Cecelia Aguiar Curry; California Senator, Bill Dodd; Representative John Garamendi, National Congressman and Jenny Lester Moffit, Undersecretary of California Department of Food and Agriculture.

The event will include a dinner catered by El Pueblo Meat Market and Deli of Winters. Beer, wine and soft drinks will also be available. Music will be provided by the Ron Goldberg Trio, and a silent auction will also be included at the event. There may be an opportunity to tour Dixon Ridge Organic Walnut Farms as well.

In 1982 Jim Hightower was elected Texas Agricultural Commissioner until 1990. During his tenure he was noted for supporting organic production, alternative crops and direct marketing by small farmers. He is known for his wit and concern for the average American. The “Doug Jones Average”, a concept created by Hightower, is the proposal that in order to check the true health of the American economy, instead of looking at the Dow Jones Industrial Average it is better to check up on how Doug Jones down the street is doing.

This is the fifth such event hosted by the West Yolo Democratic Club. For further information about the event, please call 795-4600.

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