Thursday, July 12, 2018

Amador Democrats: "Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA" - Sat July 21

Amador Democrats will be showing the following important film on Saturday, July 21, 7:00 p.m. at Amador High School in the Drama Room. All are invited!
Saturday, July 21, 7:00 (doors open at 6:30)
Amador High School Drama Room
Admission:  $5/person
"Making a Killing:  Guns, Greed and the NRA"
This film tells the stories of how guns, and the billions made off them, affect the lives of everyday Americans.  It features personal stories from people across the country who have been affected by gun violence, including survivors and victims’ families.  The film exposes how the powerful gun companies and the NRA are resisting responsible legislation for the sake of profit – and thereby putting people in danger.

The film looks into gun tragedies that include unintentional shootings, domestic violence, suicides, mass shootings and trafficking—and what we can do to put an end to this profit-driven crisis.    We hope you’ll  join us for a viewing of the movie.
______________________________________________
Paid for by the  Amador Co. Democratic Central Comm.
P.O. Box 924, Sutter Creek, CA  95685

Not authorized by any candidate or Candidate's committee

Monday, July 9, 2018

The Jefferson Messenger - Ed 13 Vol 2 July 7

The Jefferson Messenger 

Edition 13 . July 7, 2018 . Volume 2
NEW ACTIONS TAKEN IN CFR COURT CASE
Appropriately on Independence Day, July 4th, 2018, on behalf of Citizens for Fair Representation (CFR), our attorneys filed a Writ of Mandamus with the United States Supreme Court asking the court to compel the District Court and the Ninth Circuit to impanel a three-judge court. A couple of days earlier the attorneys also filed a motion to stay the proceedings currently underway in Federal Court for the Eastern District.
Mark Baird said, “These motions will serve to eliminate any judicial misunderstandings, inappropriate communications between the Federal Appeals Court and the trial judge. We believe it is time to appeal to the highest court in the nation for relief in our battle to restore representation and find our path to statehood. “
Mark further explains, “A Writ of Mandamus is a directive issued by a higher court in order to direct a lower court or public official to undertake a specific action. We (CFR) are asking the United States Supreme Court to answer two questions, then based upon those answers, to direct the Federal Court to, establish a three-judge court to rule on the State's motion to dismiss. If the Supreme Court agrees with our legal argument, we will carve a path for our case to be heard before the United States Supreme Court.“
“Additionally,” said Mark, “our motion for a stay in the Federal proceedings was filed to prevent the federal judge from ruling on motions we believe she has no jurisdiction to adjudicate. We think it was prejudicial of the judge to ask another court to guide her in ruling on a motion they were not party to.” Mark asks, “How can the Ninth Circuit possibly rule on motions, when no one from the circuit was present to hear testimony or read the filings?” Mark continues, “Also there is no precedent for a judge to request a three-judge court and then recant the decision because another court told her to, without the other court having heard any of the evidence. That is why we have taken this action.”
Questions We Are Asking the Supreme Court:
First, can a single judge rule on a motion to dismiss an apportionment or lack of representation case for a lack of standing and does the Supreme Court's unanimous opinion in Shapiro v McManus require the motion to dismiss be heard by a three-judge court appointed pursuant to 28 USC 2284(a)?
Second, can the Chief Circuit Judge interfere with a district judge's exercise of responsibility pursuant to 28 USC 2284 (b)(1) by instructing the district judge to withdraw the notice for a three-judge court and then hear the motion to dismiss as a single judge district court?
Mark said, “There is only one circumstance where a single trial judge can be trusted to rule on apportionment cases alone. That is when the cases have been determined to be utterly frivolous and without merit. According to the court record, Judge Mueller made the statement that our case was “a very serious question.” Judge Mueller also stated, on the record that she wished she had two other judges to help her decide the case.”
“Her ethical remedy would have been not to renege on the order for the three-judge court to begin with. Further, there is no legal precedent for her to make a ruling calling for three judges and then to change her mind later” added Mark.
“Ladies and Gentlemen of Jefferson,  we believe our prayers have been answered. We believe that the Supreme Court will find in our favor.” concluded Mark. Click here for the: Link to video.
Terry Gherardi
 (Edited)
COURT CASE AND DONATIONS
Mark Baird reminds us that, “The process and procedure in the Supreme Court is onerous and expensive. For example, we must produce sixty book bound copies of our pleadings and evidence on sixty weight paper. A very expensive process.” Mark added, “We need help. Please donate as much as you can. Please talk to local businesses, ask all your liberty minded friends and neighbors to help. We have an excellent chance to restore liberty and representation, if we can afford to pay!”

Terry Gherardi
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Events are happening all over Jefferson Counties, too many to list here. For more information, please check the SOJ51.org website, Events and Meetings or copy & paste: http://soj51.org/events-meetings/.
 
$10,000 501 c3 MATCH
 
Tuesday, July 10, is the deadline to make your Tax Deductible donation to the Jefferson Formation through the Citizens For Fair Representation legal fund that will be matched by a donor in any amount of $100 or more.
This is in coordination with the El Dorado County State of Jefferson Business Showcase & Fundraiser, on July 10, at the American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Road, in Placerville, from 4 to 8 pm. Only checks will be accepted and must be made out to PECAN (Patriots Educating Concerned Americans Now). The memo portion of your check must read: State of Jefferson or SOJ Formation Legal Fund.
Checks will be accepted at the event or you may mail to Sharon Durst, P.O. Box 569, Somerset, CA 95684. If you should want to mail a check and are concerned about your check being received on July 10, please email your pledge to Sharon Durst sojedc@gmail.com or Terry Gherardi liberty_x@sbcglobal.net and they will be sure your donation will be added to the Match Fund. For questions about the Showcase call Terry Gherardi @ 530-677-4294.
This one time 501 c3 $10,000 Match by a generous donor, offers the opportunity to deposit $20,000 in the State of Jefferson Formation legal fund, just in the nick of time, as we digest the news about the filing of CFR's writ with the U.S. Supreme Court. This means we may very well be entering a whole new level of the court process as we continue our fight for equal/fair representation, not only for the 23 counties of Jefferson, but for all citizens in California's 58 Counties. History in the making!
Twenty thousand dollars is a great addition and jump start to this next level of fundraising goals, but we all need to come up with new events and programs and step up the pace to secure donations for the legal fund. Thus far, we are just about half way there of our original goal of $1 million.
After July 10, you can still make Tax Deductible deductions by check only in the amount of $100 or more, made out to PECAN, with memo reading SOJ Formation Legal Fund, but mailed to State of Jefferson Formation, P.O. Box 751, Palo Cedro, CA 96073.
Smaller non-tax deductible donations, can be made by sending checks to the Palo Cedro address, or by other options on the SOJ 51.orgweb site and click on Donations.
We ask that your county committees put your heads together and come up with some ideas, small or large, to host events or town halls. As mentioned in the past, an ice cream social, with games, drawings on a Sunday afternoon, can be a great family affair that also educates those about Jefferson and our goals for representation.
You can include drawings, bake sales/auctions within a town hall. Reach out to businesses for donations of goods or services. Reach out to those on your database and ask if they could squeeze out even small monthly donations. Five dollars or ten dollars coming from hundreds of small donors adds up quickly.
With your help, together we can make history by forming a new state.
Terry Gherardi
(Edited)
Conference Call
 
July 8, 2018
Join us to find out about the latest happenings in Jefferson.
 
Conference Call Phone number:
712-770-4114
Access Code: 307268#

 
For Questions during the call, simply log into our Chat Room.
 
Don't miss out!  Mark your calendar for upcoming calls!
  • July 22nd
  • Aug 12th and Aug 26th
  • Sept 9th and Sept 23rd
Standing County
Committee Meetings

Subject to change without notice.

 
Curry County, OR

2nd Wed. each month - 6:00 PM
Panthers Den
29513 Ellensburg Ave.
Gold Beach, OR 97444

El Dorado County

2nd Tuesday each month - 6:30 PM
American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Road, Placerville

Doors open 5:30 to 6:30 PM, to socialize, ask questions, buy merchandise, and/or enjoy a meal.  The meeting time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Josephine County, OR

1st Thursday each month - 6:00 PM
Elmer's Restaurant
Grants Pass

3rd Thursday each month - 6:00 PM
Kerby Belt Building
Kerby

Klamath County

1st  Wed. each month - 6:00 PM
Community Hall aka Shasta Grange, 5831 Shasta Way
Klamath Falls, OR

Nevada County

2nd and 4th Mondays - 6:00 PM
Robinson's Conference Center 293 Lower Grass Valley Hwy
Nevada City

Placer County

***NEW PLACE AND TIME***
3rd Tuesday each month - 6PM
Round Table Pizza
2345 Sunset Blvd
Rocklin

Shasta County

Mondays at 5:30 PM
2570 S. Bonnyview Road
Redding

Sutter and Yuba Counties

2nd Monday each month - 6:30 PM
Doors open 6:00 PM
Caltrans Building Sierra Room
703 B Street
Marysville

4th Monday each month - 6:30 PM
Church of Glad Tidings Building 500, Room 212
1179 Eager Road
Yuba City

Tehama County

1st  & 3rd Friday each month - 7:00 PM
Westside Grange
20794 Walnut Street
Red Bluff

Trinity County

2nd Thursday each month 6:30 PM
Hayfork Community Church
7450 State Highway 3
Hayfork

3rd Wednesday each month - 6:00 PM
Round Table Pizza
120 Nugget Lane
Weaverville

Tuolumne County

2nd Tuesday each month - 6:00 PM
Sonora Re/Max Building, 207 S Washington Street
Sonora
BUY IT NOW
“Why We Need The State of Jefferson” - Alexander Horat, a 14 year old resident of Tuolumne County has written an impressive book, “that provides an insight to the current problems facing the State of California, such as the lack of representation and how social policies are infringing upon people's liberties and freedom.”
Alexander encourages everyone to purchase and read the book, available at Amazon, in paperback, for $8.95. Alexander said he is interested to hear how you liked his book and also suggests that you buy them, and “sell them for more” at your various fundraisers, meetings & event booths. Hopefully, Alexander will find some time to travel to our Jefferson Counties for book signings and speaking engagements.

Terry Gherardi
A Huge Thank You to
Our Newsletter Staff

Dianna Baird
Ginny Rapini
Terry Gherardi
Penny Garland

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Amador County Democrats 13th Annual Dinner - Fri Aug 17

The Amador County Democrats will be holding their 13th Annual Dinner on Friday August 17, 2018.
Our scheduled speakers include U.S. Senate candidate Kevin de Leon, U.S. Congressional candidate for District 4, Jessica Morse, and current U.S. Congressman, Ami Bera, M.D.*
If you have received written invitations in the past you should receive this one in about ten days, if you would like to receive an invitation by mail, please provide your name and mailing address by return e-mail.
There will also be a link on our website by July 12th. This year’s dinner will be held at the Banquet Hall at the Days Inn in Sutter Creek.
We are looking forward to an amazing evening with exciting speakers; these are people who will be leading the progressive movement for years to come. Please reserve the date and make your reservation as soon as you are able.
*Dr. Bera’s attendance is dependent on whether the House of Representatives is in session.
 U.S. Congressman, Ami Bera, M.D
U.S. Senate candidate Kevin de Leon

Paid for by the  Amador Co. Democratic Central Comm.
P.O. Box 924, Sutter Creek, CA  95685
Not authorized by any candidate or Candidate's committee

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Mokelumne River becomes California’s newest Wild and Scenic River

 Collaborative effort permanently protects the environment, communities, 
water supply and hydropower generation

Thirty-seven miles of the North Fork and main stem of the Mokelumne River running through Amador and Calaveras counties became California’s 12th California Wild and Scenic River on June 27, 2018, when Governor Edmund G. Brown signed SB 854. The legislation was passed by the State Assembly and Senate on Thursday, June 14.

The Mokelumne language included in the bill embodies recommendations made by the California Natural Resources Agency’s Mokelumne River Wild and Scenic River Study Report, which was released in mid-April 2018. The study recommendations and legislation – which included five special provisions to protect local water supplies – were broadly supported by a coalition of interests including river conservation, fish and recreation organizations; businesses and tourism organizations; foothill and East Bay water agencies; local water agencies; and Amador and Calaveras counties.
 “This legislation is a true ‘win-win.’ It protects the Mokelumne River water supply that Amador County residents depend on for nearly all of our public water,” said Amador Water Agency Board President, Art Toy. “At the same time, it protects the river environment and recreation.”

“This is a landmark achievement," said Scott Ratterman, Calaveras County Water District Board president. "We are proud to have reached a consensus with all stakeholders that protects local water rights and the river for future generations.”

“I can’t begin to tell you how happy we are,” said Katherine Evatt, board president of the Jackson-based Foothill Conservancy. “It’s a tremendous day for our community. People really love the Mokelumne. We have worked for decades to ensure that this beautiful river is protected for generations to come, and finally, the upper Mokelumne is a California Wild and Scenic River.”
The Mokelumne was found eligible and suitable for state Wild and Scenic designation because of its extraordinary scenic and recreational values. The river provides water for residents and agriculture in foothill counties, Central Valley agriculture and communities, and residents of the East Bay. The Mokelumne is also home to an extensive PG&E hydroelectric project. Water and power uses and operations will not be affected by the designation, which bars new onstream dams on the five designated river segments.

“After many years of debate, Californians may now enjoy the extraordinary scenic and recreational values of this magnificent river, with the knowledge that it is permanently protected because conservationists, water agencies, local government officials, and the California Natural Resources Agency were able to ultimately work together to permanently protect the river for present and future generations,” said Eric Wesselman, executive director of Friends of the River. “Californians, please welcome the Mokelumne as our state’s newest wild and scenic river.”

“We are proud to have been part of this consensus effort to add the Upper Mokelumne River to California’s Wild and Scenic Rivers System,” said Lesa McIntosh, East Bay Municipal Utility District board president. “This designation is a historic, once- in-a-generation opportunity. The Mokelumne is a treasured resource that provides precious water supplies for local communities and the East Bay. With these new protections, the river will continue its vital role in sustaining our communities and be a jewel that present and future generations can enjoy.”

For more information, contact:
•          Gene Mancebo, Amador Water Agency: (209) 223-3018
•          Joel Metzger, Calaveras County Water District: (209) 754-3123
•          Donna Leatherman, Calaveras Public Utility District: (209) 754-9442
•          Steve Fredrick, Jackson Valley Irrigation District: (209) 274-2037
•          Alison Kastama, East Bay Municipal Utility District: (510) 287-0111
•          Katherine Evatt, Foothill Conservancy: (209) 223-3508
          Steve Evans, Friends of the River: (916) 442-3155


Monday, June 25, 2018

The Jefferson Messenger - Ed 12 Vol 2

The Jefferson Messenger 

Edition 12 . June 23, 2018 . Volume 2
RECTIFYING AN OUT-OF-CONTROL GOVERNMENT

Back in the time of the Founding Fathers, a government was devised with checks and balances so that no particular branch of the three grew to be too powerful.  This system was predicated on the stipulation that as the Executive and Judicial branches of government grew, so did the watchers known as the Legislative branch that was comprised of citizen legislators.

Somewhere along the way, something went horribly wrong.  Those who ascended to power in the Legislative branch coalesced their supremacy by limiting its membership.  On the federal level, in 1911, Congress limited House membership to 435 without any nexus as to the genesis of that number.  This completely obliterated Article 1, Section 2 that required a member of the House represent no more than 30,000 individuals.  This was done without the benefit of a constitutional amendment.  The same thing happened in California when its 1879 Constitution restricted the number in the Assembly to 80 and the Senate to 40.  Historically, both bodies had grown along with the population.

With the caps in place, the Executive and Judicial branches grew like wildfires with scorched earth policies such as Executive Orders, massive expansion of governmental agencies and legislating from the bench by the Judiciary.  This was a direct result of limiting those who were to oversee the other two branches.  The watchers protected their power through incumbency and could care less that their oversight responsibilities had been abdicated.  As long as they could guarantee their own re-elections, the people’s interests were brushed aside.

This system continues to feed itself.  Impotent legislatures create an exclusive club that limits membership for their own benefit.  Other more qualified citizens need not apply.  In turn, the Executive branch continues to grow beyond the bounds of its constitutional restrictions because the only group empowered to stop them is limited in both number and willingness to buck the status quo.  The same can be said of the Judiciary as the Legislative branch has relinquished its law-making responsibility to the gang in black.

Now, We the People are truly in a quandary.  The Legislative branch is so small that the other two are left to grow unchecked.  Fortunately, our Founders knew that government could not suppress its own insatiable appetite for power.  They provided us with a remedy of last resort.  Look it up; it’s the 2nd on the list.

PUBLIUS
STATEMENT FROM MARK BAIRD

California is irreparably broken. We need to start over. It is the only way to escape the utter lack of representation suffered by the Citizens of Jefferson as well as the citizens of the rest of California.

Tim Draper’s 3 state initiative will not accomplish this! Draper failed to consult the people of the affected counties as to their wish to be included in one of his state constructs, where Jefferson has rallied popular support in every single one of our 23 counties. We know the will of our citizens, Tim Draper and his paid minions, never asked.
 

Draper’s initiative fails to consider that Congress must approve, by majority vote,  all Article four, Section 3 splits. The prospect of three Blue states is not very appealing to the current Congress.  Jefferson, on the other hand, proposes breaking California into two parts. We propose the addition of only one new state with true Constitutional Republic and adequate representation, which will grow with population.

We propose a State Senate with equal representation for our counties, as a check on power to our state assembly.

Finally, Tim Draper proposes 3 States which would be dominated by the same urban counties that currently dominate California politics. WE WILL NOT SUBMIT TO CONTINUED TYRANNY by simply adding more deck chairs to the Titanic.

The people of Jefferson demand Liberty with adequate representation within a state of our own making and we will settle for nothing less.  We the People of the State of Jefferson created government to secure our Liberty and our Rights.  We will fight to secure that Liberty!

The Time Has Come For 51 States
 
HEARING UPDATE

MOTION TO DISMISS...WAS NOT DISMISSED

The June 14, 2018, States Motion to Dismiss court date proceeded as scheduled and was heard by Judge Kimberly J. Mueller. She listened to oral arguments from the State and from the CFR Attorneys Scott Stafne and Gary Zerman. The Judge did not dismiss our case. She will issue a ruling at an undisclosed time. No matter which way she rules, we have already developed a solid plan to proceed and to win this case. Thanks to the hundreds of people that could and did change their schedules at the last minute to attend.
 
Justice Delayed is Justice Denied

To fully understand what occurred in the courtroom that day and what may or may not happen down the road, we urge you to listen to the archived podcast, with CFR attorney, Gary Zerman, on the Sunday, June 17th,  Jefferson State of Mine, broadcast, on KCNR 1460 Radio.  Just go to the KCNR website, and click on archives. When the page opens, scroll down to Sunday9 to 10 am.
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Events are happening all over Jefferson Counties, too many to list here. For more information, please check the SOJ51.org website, Events and Meetings or copy & paste: http://soj51.org/events-meetings/.
 
 
EL DORADO COUNTY

What: Business Showcase & Fundraiser
Why: To meet the businesses who support SOJ
When: Tuesday July 10th
Where: American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Road, Placerville
Doors open 4:00 PM
There will be Silent & Live Auctions, Games, Dessert Auction, Food, Beer & Wine, and Fun for the whole family. Prizes include 4 Oakland A's Box Seat Tickets, Gun Safe, Limo & Winery Trip, Rounds of Golf, Handmade Liberty Quilt, and many, many more, too numerous to list.

There are also grand prizes that include 4 day, 3 night vacation getaway to a number of choice locations and an evening with Sheriff John & wife Janine D'Agostini, dining at the Beef & Brew.

Proceeds from the overall Business Showcase event also benefits the Legal Fund. If you wish to reserve a booth for your business, donate a prize, or want more information, please call Terry Gherardi, 530-677-4294.
$10,000 501 c3 MATCH
 
In conjunction with El Dorado County State of Jefferson Business Showcase & Fundraiser, a generous donor has offered support for the State of Jefferson legal fund with a TAX DEDUCTIBLE donation that will be matched to any donated amount over $100 up to $10,000.

Donations can be mailed now or at the July 10, Business Showcase Event, featuring local businesses and many wonderful prize drawings, games and auctions from 4 to 8 pm, at the American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Road, in Placerville.

Only checks will be accepted and must be made out to PECAN (Patriots Educating Concerned Americans Now). The memo portion of your check must read: State of Jefferson (SOJ) Formation Legal Fund. Donors names will be displayed at Jefferson events unless otherwise stipulated.

The deadline to receive donations is July 10, and may be delivered the day of the Business Showcase or mailed to Sharon Durst, P.O. Box 569, Somerset, CA 95684. Any checks mailed to the Palo Cedro address or posted on the web site, will not qualify for the match.

Terry Gherardi
Conference Call
 
June 24, 2018
Join us to find out about the latest happenings in Jefferson.
 
Conference Call Phone number:
712-770-4114
Access Code: 307268#

 
For Questions during the call, simply log into our Chat Room.
 
Don't miss out!  Mark your calendar for upcoming calls!
  • July 8th and July 22nd
  • Aug 12th and Aug 26th
  • Sept 9th and Sept 23rd
Standing County
Committee Meetings

Subject to change without notice.

 
Curry County, OR

2nd Wed. each month - 6:00 PM
Panthers Den
29513 Ellensburg Ave.
Gold Beach, OR 97444

El Dorado County

2nd Tuesday each month - 6:30 PM
American Legion Hall, 4561 Greenstone Road, Placerville

Doors open 5:30 to 6:30 PM, to socialize, ask questions, buy merchandise, and/or enjoy a meal.  The meeting time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Josephine County, OR

1st Thursday each month - 6:00 PM
Elmer's Restaurant
Grants Pass

3rd Thursday each month - 6:00 PM
Kerby Belt Building
Kerby

Klamath County

1st  Wed. each month - 6:00 PM
Community Hall aka Shasta Grange, 5831 Shasta Way
Klamath Falls, OR

Nevada County

2nd and 4th Mondays - 6:00 PM
Robinson's Conference Center 293 Lower Grass Valley Hwy
Nevada City

Placer County

3rd Tuesday each month - 6:30 PM
8062 North Lake Circle
Lakeview Hills Club House
Granite Bay
At the cross street of Auburn Folsom Road, there is a sign that says Lakeview Hills, turn into the neighborhood then turn left at the T for the "Clubhouse" and you will see an opened chain-link fence (the 8062 #'s are small, not very obvious) 

Shasta County

Mondays at 5:30 PM
2570 S. Bonnyview Road
Redding

Sutter and Yuba Counties

2nd Monday each month - 6:30 PM
Doors open 6:00 PM
Caltrans Building Sierra Room
703 B Street
Marysville

4th Monday each month - 6:30 PM
Church of Glad Tidings Building 500, Room 212
1179 Eager Road
Yuba City

Tehama County

1st  & 3rd Friday each month - 7:00 PM
Westside Grange
20794 Walnut Street
Red Bluff

Trinity County

2nd Thursday each month 6:30 PM
Hayfork Community Church
7450 State Highway 3
Hayfork

3rd Wednesday each month - 6:00 PM
Round Table Pizza
120 Nugget Lane
Weaverville

Tuolumne County

2nd Tuesday each month - 6:00 PM
Sonora Re/Max Building, 207 S Washington Street
Sonora
A Huge Thank You to
Our Newsletter Staff
Dianna Baird
Ginny Rapini
Terry Gherardi

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