I’m on a lot of email lists for women’s campaigns. This one struck me. It features social justice activist and liberal sweetheart Sandra Fluke.
You’ll remember Sandra — the poster gal for contraception who became famous because of a dumb comment by Rush Limbaugh.
Well, she’s showing up now as part of an email campaign for Close the Gap, a progressive women’s organization in California run by my friend Mary Hughes (yes, I have a few Democrat friends and Mary is a great gal).
I’ve got to give the California Democrats credit for their savvy recruiting efforts. They’re using international crowd-funding site Indiegogo to raise a good chunk of change to support progressive women who want to run for state legislature.
I’ve seen Sandra Fluke now prominently featured in two emails from the group. Here’s a video message she recorded which, until this post, had gotten only 103 views on YouTube:
Today’s email from Close the Gap CA also indicated that a $100 contribution to their political action committee gets you “an autographed copy of Ms Magazine by social justice activist Sandra Fluke”.
You’d have to pay me to take an autograph from Ms. Fluke (she’s not my cup of tea), but it’s clear that she is making herself available to raise money for progressive women on the left.
So what’s next for Sandra? State legislature in California?
Stay tuned because you never know what’s next here in the land of fruits & nuts.
This commentary originally appeared at ThoughtfulWomen.org.