Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Foothill Conservancy: A Successful River Cleanup!

Twenty seven volunteers joined forces to clean along the Electra Rd/Big Bar section of the Mokelumne River on Saturday, September 15. Approximately 465 pounds of trash and recyclables were removed along a 3.5 mile section of river, making our local recreation sites healthier for people, fish and wildlife.

This year’s most unusual find was a red patent leather platform high heel shoe. The event culminated with barbecue hotdogs and other goodies for everyone. Foothill Conservancy’s annual Mokelumne River Cleanups have been held for 27 years.

We would like to thank all of our participants for their efforts.

Thank you also to our Business Sponsors: ACES Waste Services, Martell Safeway, and Munnerlyn’s Ice Creamery.

For more information, contact Carolyn at 209-223-3508 or Carolyn@foothillconservancy.org. 





Tuesday, September 11, 2018

50th Anniversary of Wild & Scenic Rivers Party - Fri Oct 5

Celebrate your favorite wild river!
Join friends and neighbors for a night of music and movies in celebration of
California Wild and Scenic designation for the Mokelumne River
and the 50th Anniversary of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.

CalTrout and Foothill Conservancy will host a party to celebrate the Mokelumne River’s designation as California’s newest state Wild and Scenic River and the 50th Anniversary of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act on Friday, October 5, at the Volcano Armory Hall, 21349 Consolation Street, Volcano. This family-friendly event will feature wild and scenic river films, a brief presentation, and the music of Murphys’ local bluegrass band, The Risky Biscuits. The event begins at 7 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m.

“We’re excited to hold this event in Volcano,” said Plymouth native Michael Wier of CalTrout. “It’ll be a great opportunity for people to get together and celebrate the Mokelumne as well as all of our state and federal Wild and Scenic Rivers.”

The featured film of the evening will be “Run Wild, Run Free!” by Shane Anderson. This documentary explores the history of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and how it has benefited wild rivers all across America. It will be followed by a brief presentation about the Mokelumne Wild and Scenic designation and the Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

Refreshments will be available along with a cash wine and beer bar. The suggested donation for the event is $10. Proceeds from the event will benefit California river conservation.

“We’re really happy to be co-hosting this ‘love your local river’ party with CalTrout,” said Foothill Conservancy Executive Director Amanda Nelson. “We’ve partnered with CalTrout for years in the California Hydropower Reform Coalition and we are grateful for all they do for California’s fisheries.”

The event will be co-sponsored by Sierra CPR, a new Sierra Nevada-focused nonprofit conservation organization based in Calaveras County.

For more information, contact:
Carolyn Schooley, Foothill Conservancy, 209-223-3508, Carolyn@foothillconservancy.org
Michael Wier, CalTrout, 530-318-3226, mwier@caltrout.org.


Sunday, September 9, 2018

The Jefferson Messenger - Ed 17 Vol 2

The Jefferson Messenger 

Edition 17. September 8, 2018 . Volume 2
The Great War
Evil is not just an esoteric concept.  Evil is very very real.  I have seen Satan’s work in conflict zones, all over the world, with my own eyes.  There is a war between good and evil taking place right now, in our country, and in “our” state!  Socialism and Communism are solely responsible for more death and destruction in the last century than any other single cause.  Yes, it’s true that legitimate governments killing their own citizens either by starvation or other means was one of, if not the leading cause of death in the twentieth century.  Do you think we are above that?  Well perhaps for now, but is that good enough?
It is true that we have no Joe Stalin, Castro, Mao in this country today, but their disciples and students are alive and well.  To make matters worse....some of them are currently educating your children in our nations Universities.  The result of our indifference to the indoctrination of our children is plain for anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear.
There is less civil discourse in this State and in our nation than I can ever remember, at least since Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dorn, Angela Davis and their ilk, learned their trade, bombing police stations and taking over buildings in the 1960s and 70s. Prior to becoming University professors, that is.
Evil, has a plan, I believe.  The overthrow of the Constitutional Republic of the United States of America.  States like California are already lost.  That is why it is so vital that we win!  That is why it is vital that we form the 51st state, Jefferson.  We must not weaken!
The first Article 4, Section 3 State formation in 150 years!  Constitutional Republic with districts small enough that your legislator will be afraid of his or her constituents.  Districts small enough that it would be cheap and easy to get rid of a crook or a bum should we accidentally elect one.  We could drain the money swamp from state politics.  Districts small enough that we would have citizen statesmen.  Thomas Paine said that the numbers of representatives should grow as the size of the colonies grow, in order that no legislator is ever far enough removed so as to form a separate agenda from his constituents.  What a concept! 
Imagine a state where the inalienable rights to Life, Liberty, Property, and Defense of self, family, community, and State are cast in granite never to be altered by future courts or legislatures.  Imagine a place where inalienable rights are legally and Constitutionally placed out of the reach of power hungry politicians.
From our state, Jefferson, we the people, would have a national platform from which to begin the long and arduous task of helping to restore our Republic.  Even though we may now have a friendly administration in Washington, there is no guarantee we will have one in the future.  Our freedom and that of our children is in our own hands.  Liberty is ours to win or ours to lose!  We must have our own state.  States are the authors  who formed the Constitution.  States are the entities tasked to oversee our founding documents.  A state where the Liberty of its citizens is unassailable is our only long term defense against tyranny.
Remember ladies and gentlemen.  The Constitution was never meant to stand between you and the evil of this world, and believe me when I tell you that evil is ever present.
You, ladies and gentlemen have the job of standing between your Constitution and those who would destroy it and you with it.  My oath, taken freely three separate times in my life is to “Defend the Constitution against all enemies both foreign and domestic.” 
Here is the good news!  We can do it.  All just power is derived from the people.  Read your Declaration of Independence.  All we need do is use the power given us by Almighty God and demand the Liberty placed in our hearts at the moment of our creation.....barring that, we have the God Given Right to alter or reform an unjust government any time the public good requires, (Cal Const A2, Sec 1).
Please help us do this.  We have a better chance to succeed if our numbers are great.
Jefferson is only a dream if we fail to act.  Twenty three counties have had enough of the oligarchs and tyrants in Sacramento.  Won’t you cross that line in the sand and count yourselves among us?  Visit www.soj51.org.  Contribute to our case if you can.  If you cannot, volunteers are always welcome.  Contact your county committee, ask to help.
John Adams said, “Liberty must be protected at all hazard, you have a right to it derived from your maker.  Even if this were not true....it was purchased and bought for you by your fathers with their ease, their estates, their blood and their treasure”.  John Adams went on to ask us, to hope, that we not squander the Liberty so dearly purchased through hazard and blood lest he, from heaven should see and be heartbroken at its demise.
We cannot do this alone.  We of the Jefferson Declaration Committees of twenty three counties need your help. 
Liberty first, Liberty always, because without Liberty, government, either by deception or force, will take from you, all of the rest.
The Time has Come for 51
Mark Baird
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/


Jeanette Finicum, Guest of Shasta SOJ
Don't forget, Jeanette Finicum, widow of LaVoy Finicum, will be at the Shasta County Patriots meeting on Monday, September 10th. The Jefferson meeting starts at 5:30pmand the Patriots meeting begins at 6pm located at 2570 S Bonnyview Rd in Redding.

Penny Garland
Second Annual Harvest Festival
Join us at the second annual Harvest Festival on October 6, at the Anderson River Park Amphitheater located at 2800 Rupert Rd, Anderson CA.  Admission is free. This family-friendly, fun event is from Noon until 8PM. There will be four bands, beer, food, pumpkin painting, crafts, laser tag, vendors and various non-profits. Don't forget to bring your own chairs. We will also be selling raffle tickets for a Glock. You can choose your own size and caliber if you are the lucky winner. Tickets are $5 each or 6 tickets for $20. Must meet DOJ eligibility requirements. Hurry and get your tickets because they go fast! Contact Britt at 530-339-6286 or email her at b.cournyer@frontier.netfor information regarding this event.

Penny Garland
~Jefferson's Desk~
“Our country is too large to have all its affairs directed by a single government. Public servants at such a distance, and from under the eye of their constituents, must, from the circumstance of distance, be unable to administer and overlook all the details necessary for the good government of the citizens; and the same circumstance, by rendering detection impossible to their constituents, will invite public agents to corruption, plunder and waste.”
― Thomas Jefferson
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Standing County
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Coos County, OR
3rd Wednesday each month 6PM
60 W Third St
Coquille, OR

Curry County, OR
2nd Wednesday each month -
6:00 PM
Panthers Den
29513 Ellensburg Ave
Gold Beach, OR

Douglas County, OR
2nd Tuesday each month - 6 PM
Republican Headquarters
506 SE Jackson St
Roseburg, OR

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

Jackson County, OR
2nd Thursday each month -
6:30 PM
County Library
412 E Main St
Rogue River, OR

Josephine County, OR
1st Thursday each month - 6:00 PM
Elmer's Restaurant
GP Parkway and Foothill Blvd
Grants Pass, OR

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

Klamath County, OR
1st Wednesday each month -
6:00 PM
Shasta View Community Hall
5831 E Shasta Way
Klamath Falls, OR

Mariposa County
4th Tuesday each month - 5:30 PM
Happy Burger Diner Meeting Room
5120 State Hwy 140 at 12
th St
Mariposa


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

Placer County
3rd Tuesday each month - 6 PM
Round Table Pizza
2345 Sunset Blvd
Rocklin

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

Shasta Co Intermountain Patriots
2nd Tuesday each month - 6:30 PM
Burney Lions Hall
Main Street, Burney

4th Tuesday each month
Social time - 5 PM,The Ol Merc
Hwy 299, McArthur
Meeting time - 6:30 PM
McArthur Lions Hall,  Hwy 299
McArthur

Stanisluas County
1st & 3rd Wednesday each month - 5:30 PM
Grizzly Rock Cafe
4905 North Golden State Blvd 
Turlock

Sutter and Yuba Counties
 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
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Our Newsletter Staff

Ginny Rapini
Terry Gherardi
Penny Garland
Sally Rapoza


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Monday, August 27, 2018

The Jefferson Messenger - Ed. 16 Vol 2

The Jefferson Messenger 

Edition 16. August 25, 2018 . Volume 2

SOJ Special Anniversary Issue

Celebrating 5 Years
Thanks to the effort and coordination by Mark Baird, September 3, 2013, marks the date that the State of Jefferson movement officially got underway. That was the date the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors (BOS) voted 4 to 1 to separate from the State of California to form a proposed State named Jefferson. The proposal was joined by Modoc County BOS, on September 24. Glenn County followed in January of 2014.
It was Tehama County on July15, 2014, whose BOS voted unanimously to adopt a resolution supporting the declaration of withdrawal from California based on an advisory vote taken on a June ballot where the public voted 56% to 44% in favor of splitting the state. On July 22, 2014, the BOS of Sutter County unanimously adopted a resolution supporting a declaration and petition to the Legislature to withdraw from California to address a lack of representation.
On October 24, 2014, Modoc and Siskiyou delivered their declarations/petitions to the California Secretary of State. This was followed by eight counties on April 1, 2015.
January 6, 2016, was Declaration Day at the West Steps of the State Capitol when other counties filed their declarations/petitions, bringing the total to 21 Jefferson Counties seeking representation and/or to separate from the State. This year, Mariposa and Siskiyou Counties will be filing their declarations and giving us a new map with 23 Jefferson Counties.
Time to Hit the Reset Button
Think back to those years, 2014-15, when each of us were out gathering signatures on support statements to gain the numbers needed to file declarations/petitions, seeking equal/fair representation and/or to separate from the State. Remember Declaration Day, when bus loads and car loads of Jeffersonian's from 21 counties showed up at the capitol with our flags and signs celebrating this momentous day just a little over 2 years after it all began. This is also the day that we filed into our elected representatives offices dropping off information and talking to their staff. Unfortunately, all this fell on deaf ears.
A year later, a new effort got underway when on May 8, 2017, Citizens for Fair Representation (CFR) filed a lawsuit against Secretary of State Alex Padilla for lack of representation and dilution of vote not just for Jeffersonians but for all citizens of California's 58 counties.  When CFR is successful, this will be history in the making that could also affect representation in about 30 other states.
It is time to hit the reset button to expand and strengthen our base, to support Jefferson and join the battle for equal/fair representation in the State Legislature.
Yes, the support for Jefferson and recognition about the imbalance of representation has grown, but there is still much more work to be done. We are asking that all in the 23 counties hit the reset button and put forth a huge coordinated effort to hand out brochures, enter into dialogue and secure signatures on support statements. The forms should include a space for individual's name, phone number, email address and signature. Remember any age can sign the forms and you do not have to be a registered voter. This is also a great way to add contacts to your county email data base and also add subscribers to the Jefferson Messenger.
Jefferson and Citizens for Fair Representation is about the future of our children and grandchildren. We want to give all a voice in their future that includes their education, livelihood, health and safety and governing of the new state not to mention even naming their state.
It is and always has been about representation. Too many in your local communities are not aware of this and how far we have come. They don't know that Citizens for Fair Representation has a case in the United States Federal District Court in Sacramento. Unfortunately, the federal judge and Ninth Circuit have failed to appoint a three-judge panel to hear CFR's case.
It seemed only fitting that on the day we celebrate our nations independence, July 4, 2018, CFR's attorneys filed a Writ of Mandamus with the United States Supreme Court asking the court to compel the District Court and Ninth Circuit to impanel a three-judge court. Just three weeks later on August 27, SCOTUS issued a docket number.
Expanding Outreach and Fundraising
Last month, we passed the half way mark in our goal of $1 Million for the State of Jefferson Formation Legal Fund. Every dollar counts and is so appreciated. Some counties have had fundraising dinners, dessert auctions, yard sales and ice cream socials. The size of the event does not matter. It is a great way to get the word out about Jefferson that can include activities and fun for the whole family while also raising funds for the court case.
Get to know your local business people and ask them to donate gift certificates or goods and services for opportunity drawings. Gun and ammo store owners will usually work with you for more high dollar drawings. Reach out to other county committees and seek their advice. Start coordinating with your neighboring counties for town halls special meetings and events.
This election year gives us the platform to market Jefferson. Set up a table at a Wal Mart or other local markets for signature gathering and even registering voters. Tell people Jefferson through CFR is fighting for you to have a voice. If they want change in California and to have a say, then use your voice where it can count and vote on November 6. Talk about the gas tax, fire tax, water rationing and sanctuary state. You will find that most people are as angry about what is happening in California as you are and they welcome venting to like minded people. The fix is representation that can also take us down the path to a new state.
We urge all county committees to look at someone in your group that will take the lead and coordinate volunteers, to find locations and gather signatures. Perhaps another to coordinate sign and flag rallies on local roadways, business districts or freeway overpasses. Visit other local club or group meetings, Chamber of Commerce meetings and youth groups. Perhaps they might allow you to do a presentation and set up a booth while also supporting their efforts.
We are grateful to have the team of people throughout the counties of Jefferson who have contributed so much of their time, dollars and been the brains behind so many great fundraising and marketing efforts. We have had individuals who have offered to match donations in the thousands of dollars. We have indeed come far since 2013 and I wonder how many of you recognize what has been the biggest bonus for all of us over these last five years. Jefferson has brought us friendships that have not only formed in our own counties, but have stretched across county borders.
We know that for many it seems like things are not moving fast enough, but if you really think about the magnitude of what we are trying to accomplish, we have made major progress. Remember this is all grassroots, mainly at the local level, using the process allowed under the U.S. Constitution and that of the Judicial System. We have won over County Boards of Supervisors and City Councils. Many of our state and Congressional representatives now agree, “we must resolve the imbalance of representation in the State of California.”
You are all patriots but our battle for liberty has yet to be fully won. Therefore we ask once more that you give a little more of your time, share your ideas and reach out to others to help grow and strengthen our base. Jefferson is growing and twenty-three counties strong.
Terry Gherardi
(Edited)
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/
 
Jeanette Finicum, Guest of Shasta SOJ
Jeanette Finicum, widow of Robert “LaVoy” Finicum, will be the guest at the SOJ Patriot’s meeting on Monday, September 10, located at 2570 S Bonnyview Road in Redding. The meeting begins at 5:30 PM.
Robert “LaVoy” Finicum was shot by officers of the Oregon State Police and/or FBI as he was trying to drive “across the county border” to seek the protection of the Grant County Sheriff. The Finicum family claims Robert was shot “assassination style” by officers.
Finicum was a spokesperson for Citizens for Constitutional Freedom, who it's claimed “seized an armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in the State of Oregon. The Hammond's, who were recently pardoned by President Trump, were arrested in connection with the incident at Malheur.
This year, the Finicum family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the FBI, BLM, Oregon State Police and others. The case is still pending.
Terry Gherardi
Mariposa County Funding Match
Members of the Mariposa County Committee are offering to Match $2,100 for the State of Jefferson Formation Legal Fund. You can donate any dollar amount which they will match up to $2,100. Therefore, your $5 will become $10 or your $20 will equal $40 donated to the legal fund.
Please send your checks to State of Jefferson Formation, P.O. Box 751, Palo Cedro, CA 96073. Checks must be made out to State of Jefferson Formation and check memo must read MATCH. These donations are not tax deductible. We thank the Mariposa County Committee for this generous contribution.

Terry Gherardi
Tune In - KCNR & KAHI Radio
SOJ's Mark Baird will be the guest on Jefferson State of Mine on KCNR 1460 radio this Sunday from 9 to 10 AM. Mark joins co-hosts Terry Rapoza and Win Carpenter, who will be talking about the latest updates about CFR's court case along with other Jefferson news and events.
From 10 to 11 AM also on Sunday, tune in to the State of Jefferson Hour on KAHI 950 AM or 104.5 FM radio. This weeks special guests are Assemblyman Travis Allen and Steve Franks, writer/publisher of California Political News & Views, an online and email newsletter, who has the pulse on the political scene in California.
Both shows are live talk shows and callers are welcome. If you are not in the stations listening range, you can listen to the shows on your computer. Both shows are archived on Podcast.
Terry Gherardi
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, OR

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

Klamath County, OR

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

Mariposa County

4th Tuesday each month - 5:30 PM
Happy Burger Diner Meeting Room
5120 State Hwy 140 at 12
th St
Mariposa


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 - 6PM
Round Table Pizza
2345 Sunset Blvd
Rocklin

Shasta County

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

Sutter and Yuba Counties

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
Conference Call
 
August 26, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
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Ginny Rapini
Terry Gherardi
Penny Garland
Sally Rapoza

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