Two pro-Green New Deal groups with ties to Bernie Sanders and George Soros are pouring money into Aurora’s upcoming city council election.

Conservation Colorado Victory Fund reported raising $100,000 from the League of Conservation Voters and the Green Advocacy Project through the end of September, according to a report last week in the Colorado Sun.

The money is directed at the Aurora City Council race to boost a slate of socialist candidates, including the likes of critical race theory proponent Bryan Lindstrom, Crystal Murillo, Ruben Medina, and John Ronquillo.

The League of Conservation Voters, a D.C.-based lobbying group with ties to far-left billionaires like Hansjorg Wyss and George Soros, has been described as a “dark money heavyweight” by a liberal watchdog for its massive perennial spending on behalf of Democrats.

Conservation Colorado Victory Fund is also taking cash from the Green Advocacy Project, “a Palo Alto, Califorina-based group with board members who worked on Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign.”

Both groups are playing in local races across the country via front groups like Conservation Colorado Victory Fund to support pro-Green New Deal candidates.

Conservation Colorado Victory Fund currently does not appear to be doing much digital advertising itself, prompting suspicion they are likely financing the left’s ballot harvesting operation.

The far-left’s support for the socialists in Aurora won’t come as a shock to PeakNation™.

A recent city council meeting went sideways after Councilman Juan Marcano, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), accused his conservative colleagues of belonging to a “sadistic death cult” because they opposed the creation of a new climate committee.

The climate committee in question would create broad new powers to review virtually every proposed ordinance in the City of Aurora.

If these tactics from radical environmentalists sound familiar, they should.

Leveraging unelected boards and bureaucrats at the local to kill fossil fuel is a key component of socialists’ long-term strategy to implement the Green New Deal, especially with their environmental agenda facing an uncertain future in Congress.

As KNUS’s Jimmy Sengenberger explained in 2019:

While the GND originally proposed radical transformation in one stroke, Green Little Dealers prefer to feed us piece by piece, bill by bill, regulation by regulation. Just last month, though, Ocasio-Cortez said lawmakers are now “breaking [the GND] up into parts,” following Colorado’s lead. This tactic lulls people into a false sense of security, is harder for opponents to stop, and provides a more viable recipe for other states to follow.

There’s also a special irony that radical enviros are financing their turnout operation with the very dark money they (allegedly) want to ban.

Not that we expect socialists to exhibit much in the way of intellectual consistency, but their “rules for thee but not for me” approach to dark money never ceases to amuse.

It isn’t often that city council races become ground zero in the fight against socialism, but Team Bernie’s sizable investment in Aurora’s upcoming elections should put that question to rest.