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Yelm: JZ Knight interviewed on NPR-
for her stand supporting region’s Democrats


JZ Knight

From JZ Knight.com
Copyright 2012 JZ Knight. Used with permission:

Austin Jenkins, Olympia reporter for KUOW radio 94.9 FM in Seattle (a founding member of NPR) interviewed JZ Knight on Friday, August 31 in a story titled:

“New age spiritual leader risks ‘ridicule’ to support Washington Dems”

“She is perhaps the Northwests 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 shes always been political. But she was reluctant to associate herself with the candidates she supports.

‘Heres 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 peoples ignorant perceptions about me.’

“‘The sadness I have is that though Im a taxpaying citizen of Washington state, that Im ridiculed for what Im doing.’

Knight is concerned about a range of issues including: womens rights, the environment, and voter ID laws. In recent years, she says shes become a significant donor to national Democratic causes.

But this year – for the first time shes 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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Click “LISTEN” under the photo for an excerpt of the interview.

Click here for KUOW’s story link.

Blog writer Klein has been Ramtha’s student for 27 years and employed by JZ Knight for 9 years.

Posted by Steve on September 2, 2012 at 6:22 am | Permalink

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