Hey Voters – Get informed tonight! Butte County Supes. Forum

Tonight, 6:30, at Pleasant Valley Jr. High School Multipurpose Room, the League of Women Voters will hold their Butte County Supervisor candidates forum for Districts 2 and 3.  Debra Lucero will debate incumbent Larry Wahl for Dist. 2.  Tami Ritter will debate Bob Evans and Norm Rosene (photo not available) for Dist. 3.

Bob Evans at Tea Party Rally, 2010, city plaza, is a current candidate for Butte County Supervisor Dist. 3, presently held my Maureen Kirk.


Tami Ritter, at the student led Chico March 4 Our Lives, is a current candidate for  Butte County Supervisor Dist. 3.  Ritter has been endorsed by Maureen Kirk, current but retiring Dist. 3 Supervisor.  https://ritterforsupervisor.com/


Larry Wahl, incumbent and current candidate for Butte County Supervisor Dist. 2. Voted AGAINST an ordinance that would have banned natural gas “Fracking” in Butte County.

Local voter, Mike Hawkins, protests the 2011 Butte County redistricting map for Dist. 2.

Debra Lucero, current candidate for Butte County Supervisor, Dist. 2. https://debralucero.us/biography


Please vote June 5t.  Our local democracy depends on your vote!


Even A Kind Heart Can Deceive

By Karen Laslo and Lin Jensen

Dr. Lesa Johnson’s talk Sunday night at the 36th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration held in the sanctuary of Trinity United Methodist Church was titled “A Kind-hearted Deceit.” And its message may well have caused many of those present to squirm uncomfortably in their church pew seats, especially the white folks. In her talk, Johnson told the racially diverse audience to look deep into their own hearts and to question what they’ve done to alleviate the suffering of not just black people but all people of color. Again and again, she hammered home the point that it isn’t enough to simply be against racial injustice no matter how genuinely wholehearted your commitment to fairness and racial inclusion. Just having the right thoughts will make no real difference. Instead, you must first listen attentively to those among you who most suffer the injustice, for they alone can tell you what’s needed and what actions you can undertake. And then you must act; complacency will never effect change. Professor Johnson left no doubt that without a genuine understanding of the nature of the suffering and without actually doing something to alleviate the suffering, you are simply engaging in a “kind-hearted deceit.”

CSUC Sociology Professor Lesa Johnson.


Co-hosts, Kesha and Pastor Vince Haynie, Rhema Word of Faith.


Black National Anthem, all sing, led by Cara Lamumba.


MLK Community Celebration dinner in the church Social Hall.