Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Conservation, fish and recreation groups applaud [draft] Mokelumne River Wild and Scenic Study Report

Local, statewide and national conservation, fish and recreation organizations are applauding the release of the State Natural Resources Agency’s draft Mokelumne River Wild and Scenic Study Report, which recommends adding 37 miles of the Mokelumne River to the California Wild and Scenic River System. The report was mandated by the 2015 passage of Assembly Bill 142 (Bigelow, R-O’Neals).
AB 142 was supported by local governments, water agencies, businesses and business groups, tribes and outdoor-oriented nonprofit organizations. It required the Natural Resources Agency to conduct a study to determine the suitability of sections of the upper Mokelumne River and North Fork Mokelumne for inclusion in the state system. The study segments included in the bill start below Salt Springs Dam and end at Pardee Reservoir’s flood surcharge pool downstream of Highway 49 near Jackson, with gaps around PG&E facilities on the river.
The Resources Agency released the draft report for public comment on January 26. The study was completed by an expert consulting firm, GEI Consultants, and informed by an updated wild and scenic river-related water rights and diversion report by the California Research Bureau, a branch of the California State Library.
The draft Mokelumne study is now available for public review and comment. Comments are due to the California Natural Resources Agency by Wednesday February 28. The agency will hold a public meeting to discuss the study and hear public comments on Thursday, February 15, at the Mokelumne Hill Town Hall, 8283 Main St, Mokelumne Hill, beginning at 6 p.m.
“As someone who has spent a great deal of time in the Mokelumne River canyon and on the river, I’m not surprised the state found the river to have ‘extraordinary scenic values,” said Foothill Conservancy President Katherine Evatt. “It’s an incredibly beautiful place that brings joy, peace and inspiration to local residents and visitors, alike.”
“We’re glad to see that the study recommends adding all 37 miles of the Mokelumne listed in AB 142 to the California Wild and Scenic River system,” said Friends of the River’s Wild Rivers Consultant Steve Evans. “The study recognizes the Mokelumne’s extraordinary scenic and recreational resources and finds that designating the river is fully consistent with the intent of the California Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Water agencies have questioned that in the past and demanded that the state do a study. Now we have the draft study, and it clearly demonstrates that the Mokelumne is worth protecting for generations to come.”
The study’s findings and conclusions include the following: 
  • The major effect of Mokelumne wild and scenic designation would be to ban onstream dams and reservoirs in the effected reaches of the river, as well as the diversion of water for use outside Amador and Calaveras counties.
  • After designation, current uses of the Mokelumne River would continue. Wild and Scenic designation will not affect existing water rights, hydropower generation, hunting and fishing, land use, grazing, and agriculture. It will have limited potential effects on timber management or logging on private lands and no effect on public land timber management. The study notes that wild and scenic designation does not give the state additional condemnation power and that no land along a state-designated has ever been subject to eminent domain.
  • Local water agencies could develop “many types of water projects” upstream of the designated reaches “without adversely affecting the free-flowing condition, natural character, and extraordinary scenic and recreational values of designated segments.”  The study also makes clear that CAWSR designation “does not seem to have adversely affected [water] diversion applications on wild and scenic rivers,” based on the 2017 findings of the California Research Bureau, and concludes that “Other environmental regulations such as CEQA would have more impact on a proposed project than the California Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (CRB 2018).”
The study lauded the diverse recreational opportunities along and near the Mokelumne, which include family camping, rock climbing, water play, fishing, swimming, gold planning, wildflower viewing and family outings in addition to whitewater boating. It states, “This array of both relaxing and challenging recreational opportunities and values is unique among western Sierra Nevada rivers and already designated State Wild and Scenic Rivers.”
Theresa Simsiman, California Stewardship Director of American Whitewater, noted her national organization’s support for the study’s recreational values analysis. “Paddlers are pleased to see the study acknowledge what we've known for decades. The Mokelumne River is a unique whitewater resource that boaters of all skill levels can enjoy.”
The recreation, fish and conservation groups do have some concerns about the draft Mokelumne study. They believe it should recognize the extraordinary wildlife value of the Mokelumne, which is home to numerous special status species, potential restoration spawning habitat for fall-run Chinook salmon, and a state-defined natural landscape block for wildlife. In addition, they believe the study’s inclusion of “special provisions” in its recommendations is not warranted and inconsistent with the California Research Bureau findings regarding the minimal effect of state wild and scenic designation on future water projects, diversions and water rights.
“We’d like to encourage everyone who cares about the Mokelumne to come to the public hearing in Mokelumne Hill,” Evans said. “You can learn more about the state study and speak up for protecting this very special river.”
For copies of the state study and appendices, see http://resources.ca.gov/programs-projects/wildandscenic/.
For more information, contact Steve Evans at 916-708-3155sevans@friendsoftheriver.com, or Katherine Evatt at 209-223-3508Katherine@mokeriver.com


Photo by Howard Hawk

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Supervisor Lynn Morgan announces campaign for re-election to District 3 supervisor seat


PIONEER, CA - Supervisor Lynn Morgan of Pioneer, current chair of the Amador County Board of Supervisors, is announcing that she will run for election to a second four-year term as District 3 supervisor. 
“I’m looking forward to continuing to spend time with my constituents to help them solve problems,” Morgan said. “As board chair, I plan to work even more extensively with the community and my colleagues on the board to find new and better ways to serve all District 3 and Amador County residents.”
After only three years in office, Morgan has achieved an impressive number and scope of accomplishments. Among these were:
·         Bringing county government to District 3: Morgan held four, well-attended public town hall meetings on critical topics of interest to District 3 residents; held regular office hours in the district; and has launched an effort to bring county veterans’ services to the many veterans upcountry.
·         Focusing on public safety: Morgan expedited road-striping and safety improvements on Highway 88, conducted a districtwide survey after the Butte Fire to improve emergency response and communication, supported grant funding to upgrade water systems for fire response, and started a fund with independent advisors who made grants to low-income seniors to help them remove beetle-killed trees that threatened their lives and property.
·         Keeping constituents informed and engaged: Morgan has provided regular e-mail communication to her constituents about local issues and board of supervisors’ agendas and decisions, a first in Amador County.
·         Bringing civility and respect to county government: Morgan authored a unanimously passed board of supervisors’ resolution encouraging Amador County residents to resolve their differences with civility and respect. She has carried out her official duties in a respectful way, listening to all points of view and striving for common ground.
Morgan’s campaign is off to a strong start. Even before this week’s announcement, she has been endorsed by more than 125 Amador community and organization leaders and District 3 residents. Many of the latter are people who first met Morgan when she went door-to-door in the district during the first campaign and got to know her better as she addressed the issues they raised and rose to local challenges over the past three years.
In endorsing Morgan’s re-election, former Amador County Public Health Officer and respected local physician Dr. Robert C. Hartmann of Pine Grove said, “Lynn Morgan is an inspiring leader with the interests of our county in her heart. She is hard working and inclusive. We need her to continue her leadership on the Board.”
He was joined in supporting Morgan by Retired CalFire Assistant Chief and Registered Professional Forester Mike Kirkley, who said, “I worked with Lynn on her Morgan Tree Fund Committee, which she generously started with her own money to help needy seniors remove hazard trees on their property. I saw that Lynn is committed to fire safety and the well-being of the citizens of Amador County. She is tireless in representing her constituents. Please join me in supporting Lynn's re-election as District 3 supervisor.”
Retired CalFire Chief Jim Simmons of Pine Grove added this, “Lynn has brought a civility to the Board that had been lacking. She helps constituents negotiate the complexities of the County bureaucracy and is always responsive to requests for assistance. As a retired chief of the CalFire’s Amador El Dorado Unit and former Amador County Fire Warden, I have worked with many past boards of supervisors. Lynn is one of the hardest working and most helpful supervisors I have met.”
Volcano resident Karin Heikkila shared her perspective, “Lynn Morgan has never failed to respond to us -- no matter what. She is in touch with her constituents and willing to go to bat for us and for our concerns. She genuinely cares about Amador County and the issues that face us.”
Pioneer resident John Burr weighed in, too, “Lynn has worked harder to help up-country residents than any District 3 supervisor in memory. She is accessible and communicative, keeping us informed of board of supervisors’ actions and of news and events important to area residents.”
He was joined by another Pioneer resident, Nancy Sues, who remarked, “Lynn Morgan has personally helped me fix a street lamp on Highway 88, and I was very happy to talk with Ms. Morgan about saving our very important neighborhood grocery, the IGA Payless. I truly believe she is the best candidate for our district.”
Rancher Jim Laughton, former representative for the local Carpenters and Sawmill Workers Union, said this about Morgan, “I have found Lynn to be reachable, willing to listen to all sides of the issues at hand, and to make informed decisions for the folks she represents. She has been a breath of fresh air. I look forward to Lynn being Board Chair this year, and I wholeheartedly endorse her re-election! We need more like her in office.”
District 3 resident Lori Jagoda, director of nursing at WellSpace Health, said this about Morgan, “I have lived and worked in Amador County for over 30 years. Over her first term, Lynn Morgan worked to serve all the residents of District 3 in a respectful, professional, and thoughtful manner. She is dedicated and works hard to maintain and improved the quality of life for all of Amador County. I strongly endorse her candidacy for District 3 Supervisor.
Morgan has ambitious goals for her second term. “I want to continue to work with my constituents to make our community safer and more prosperous, while at the same time protecting our very special heritage as a scenic and historically unique rural area,” Morgan said. “I also want to stop wasting money on litigation we cannot win and make sure the board is accountable to the taxpaying public.”
She states that the first step in achieving these goals is for individuals who live in District 3 to insist upon improved governmental response to residents’ needs and increased government transparency, “I invite all District 3 residents to work with me this year and in a new term to achieve these goals, “said Morgan. “I appreciate the support I’ve received over the last three years and hope to continue our good work for the district.”
To learn more about Morgan and her campaign, endorse or donate, see www.re-electlynn.com. If you’d like to help with her grassroots re-election effort, please e-mail info@re-electlynn.com or call Morgan at 209-813-0618.
*Please note: Organizations and businesses referenced in endorsements above are for identification purposes only and do not imply the organization’s or business’s endorsement.
Jim Simmons, Pine Grove; Retired CalFire Amador-El Dorado Unit chief
Mike Kirkley, Sutter Creek; Retired CalFire assistant chief, registered professional forester
Steven Bonner, Volcano; Past President, Amador Fire Safe Council
Patrick Minyard, Pioneer; M.S. Forest Pathology, retired agricultural program manager
John Heissenbuttel, Pine Grove; Registered professional forester
Alan Batchelder, Pioneer; Retired CDF
James Snoke, San Andreas; Former Lockwood Fire Protection District director
Cathy Koos-Breazeal, Volcano; Former Amador Fire Safe Council executive director
Jim Laughton, Jackson; Laughton Ranch
Bill Price, Pine Grove; Retired Assistant Superintendent, Preston School of Industry
Gayle Goetz-Brandt, Pioneer; Veteran
Dr. J. Holmes Armstead, Pioneer; Retired Naval War College professor
Brian Gray, Pioneer; U.S. Coast Guard, retired
David Hennings, Pine Grove; Retired law enforcement
Chuck Tamraz, Pioneer; Retired airline captain
Dr. Bob Hartmann, Pine Grove; Local physician, former Amador County Public Health Officer
Lori Jagoda, Pine Grove; Director of nursing, WellSpace Health
Pat Houghton; Sutter Creek; Retired director, Amador County Behavioral Health
Thelma Clancy, Volcano; Member, Amador County Commission on Aging
Todd Pickens, Plymouth; Retired local optometrist; vineyard and winery owner
Dr. Robin Field, Volcano; Retired physician
S. Wray, Pioneer; Retired health care professional
Tony Migliaccio, Volcano; Retired pharmacist
Jan Migliaccio, Volcano; Retired home health physical therapist
Lynne Standard-Nightengale, Pioneer; Retired Hospice thrift store manager
Alan Johnson, Pioneer; Painting contractor, ARJ Painting, Inc.
Peter Dornbrook, Kirkwood; Retired welder, KMPUD director
Katherine Batchelder, Pioneer; Restaurant owner
Joseph Bellamy, Pioneer; Self-employed property manager
Sophie Starostina, Pine Grove; Veterinary clinic manager
Brett Birmingham, Pine Grove; Sales, Finesse Carpet One
Susan Manning, Jackson; Owner, The Feed Barn
J. Gobershock, Pioneer; Retired oil and gas industry manager
Susan Ross, Sutter Creek; Amador Unified School District Board member
Mary Tamraz, Pioneer; Retired community college educator
Bob Laurent, Pioneer; Educator
Maryann Kelley, Pioneer; Retired teacher
Blanche Rueda, Pioneer; Retired teacher
James Street, Pioneer; Retired librarian
Nancy Street, Pioneer; Retired teacher
Carolyn Hennings, Pine Grove; Retired university administrator
Caryl Callsen, Pioneer, Retired school district business manager, planning commissioner
Joyce Bonner, Volcano; Writer
Diane Little, Pioneer; Chief financial officer, ARC of Amador and Calaveras
Kelly Trottier, Pine Grove; Past president and director, local NAMI chapter
Ursula Tocher, Fiddletown; Retired nurse practitioner, former Hospice board chair
Gerry Urka, Pioneer; National Sales Manager J. Sauer Machinery 
Mary Van Zanten, Pine Grove; Retired interior designer
Sarah Visser, Pioneer
Michael Wagner, Pioneer
Roger Wilhelm, Pioneer; Retired systems analyst
John Burr, Pioneer
Sandra Campbell, Pine Grove; Co-owner, Sutter Creek Gallery
John Chambers, Volcano
Gerri Cohen, Pioneer
Marc Cohen, Pioneer
Candace Diamond, Pine Grove; Retired state manager
Ted Doran, Pioneer
Judith Elliott, Pioneer
Larry Enzler, Pioneer
Bob Epstein, Kirkwood; KMPUD director
George Erdosh, Pine Grove; Retired mining geologist, former UpCountry News food columnist
Edward Erichson, Pioneer       
Adam Gottstein, Volcano; Musician and producer
Meg Gottstein, Volcano; Retired administrative law judge
Ruth Gottstein, Volcano; Retired publisher, Volcano Press
Lyle Haley, Pine Grove
Karin Heikkila, Volcano
Linda Hunter, Pioneer; Retired Postal Service employee
Tom Infusino, Pioneer; Attorney and planner
Alan Ireland, Pioneer
Sabeth Ireland, Pioneer
Rebeca Johnson, Pioneer; Porcelain artist and quilter
Ruth Larson, Volcano
Kathleen Magana, Pioneer
Chris Magee, Pioneer
Judith Martini, Pioneer
William McClung, Pioneer
Kirstin McGowan, Pioneer; Veterinary assistant
Lorrena McGuirk, Pioneer
Alan McKee, Pioneer
Cassie Moore, Pine Grove
A. Veronica Morgan, Pioneer
Jeffrey Morgan, Pioneer
Dale Newberry, Pioneer          
Bruce Odelberg, Kirkwood; Retired, Kirkwood Meadows Association Planning Committee
Carolyn Overton, Pioneer
Kenneth Prazenica, Pioneer; Retired Postal Service employee
Celia Price, Pine Grove
Eric Richert, Kirkwood; Retired architect, KMPUD director
Judy Rider, Pioneer; Legal secretary
Billie Rider, Pioneer
Kathryn Rimmel, Pine Grove
John Sauer, Pioneer
James Shock, Pioneer
Michael Silva, Pioneer
Carole Simmons, Pine Grove
Belva Pummer, Volcano: Retired ESL teacher
Sandy Sloan, Kirkwood; Retired attorney
Geoff Smith, Sutter Creek/Kirkwood; Retired property manager, KMPUD director
Melene Smith, Sutter Creek/Kirkwood; Real estate broker, retired therapist
Marsha Stinebaugh, Pioneer
Gary Stinebaugh, Pioneer        
Nancy Sues, Pioneer
Marj Stuart, Pine Grove; Retired editor
Nancy Trevett, Kirkwood
Benita Asher, Jackson; Business owner
Cathleen Berglund, Amador City; Retired, artist
Virginia “Billie” Berton, Jackson
Nancy Chapman, Sutter Creek
Mary Pulskamp, Sutter Creek; Small business owner
Jayne Henning Childress, Mokelumne Hill; Self-employed
Doug Hardy, Sutter Creek; Retired business owner
Hazel Joyce, Jackson; Retired business owner
Herbert Pummer, Fiddletown; Retired physicist
Steve Christensen, Sutter Creek; Retired teacher       
Jan Clute, Jackson; Retired Jackson librarian
Susan Bragstad, Amador City; Vice Mayor; Owner, Amador Olive Oil
Nora Coryell, Jackson; Retired teacher and counselor
Marilyn K. Hoopes, Plymouth; Retired attorney; vineyard and winery owner
Louise Longley, Jackson; Attorney
Judith Lerner, Sutter Creek
Toni Linde, Sutter Creek; Retired local schoolteacher
Jerry Scott, Jackson; Retired advertising executive
Susan Scott, Jackson

Sunday, January 28, 2018

The Jefferson Messenger - Edition 2 . January 27, 2018 . Volume 2


The Jefferson Messenger 

Edition 2 . January 27, 2018 . Volume 2
State of Jefferson
Big Difference from All the Rest

The Media Blitz about New California has brought great attention & concern for many in our Jefferson Counties, but perhaps even greater confusion for Californians, or “here we go again,” as stated by many in the news media. This is in reference to the various movements or actions underway, to separate or secede from California.

The only similarity between State of Jefferson and New California is, both movements are looking to separate under Articled 4, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution.  What sets us apart from New California and others is that State of Jefferson and Citizens for Fair Representation (CFR), is About Representation.

January 6, 2016 - All twenty-one counties completed filing declarations/petitions with the Secretary of State and Legislature, seeking equal/fair representation and/or to separate (not secede) from the State of California. This was followed by tens of thousands of   emails, letters, phone calls, faxes and visits  to legislative offices, by constituents, requesting their elected representatives author a Bill or Resolution to resolve the imbalance of representation - the worst of all 50 states. All requests went ignored.

May 8, 2017 – Citizens for Fair Representation filed a lawsuit against Secretary of State Alex Padilla, for lack of representation and dilution of vote. In September 2017, the first hearing was held in the U.S. Federal District Court and CFR is currently awaiting the date to be scheduled for the second hearing.

 
Who Are the Rest & What is the Difference?

New California: Includes many counties of the greater bay area and Southern California, who would still retain the majority seats in both chambers of their new state legislature, or, same imbalance of representation. As far as the odds of the California State Legislature approving their separation from the state - on January 25, 2018, in a New California website survey, Californian's were asked, “would you support the State of New California;” 90% of over 20,000 people responded NO.

Tim Draper's 3-way state split: Petitions are currently being circulated for an initiative on the November 2018 ballot, to split the state into three. One cannot split a state by just a vote of the people; it still has to be approved by the State Legislature and U.S. Congress. Stan Statham tried this in 1992, and 27 of 31 northern CA counties did in fact vote yes, as did the State Assembly, but it failed to pass in the Senate.

Yes California, CalExit: Once again, circulating a second round of petitions for a ballot initiative to secede from the United States, forming its own country. If they gather the required number of signatures to place on the November 2018 ballot and voters approve, this would have to be placed on another ballot on the next general election (2020). If voters were to approve, both the United States and California State Constitutions would have to be amended.

John Cox, Neighborhood Legislation:  Watch for this initiative on this year’s election ballot. Because the state assembly & senate districts have grown so large, one assembly member for every 500,000 and one senator for every million, the Cox initiative divides each of those huge districts into 100 neighborhoods – each with its own representative. Those 100 representatives in each district will meet and select one of their numbers to go to Sacramento. The problem – there will still be just 80 assembly members and 40 senators meeting & voting in the Capitol building. The county of Los Angeles will still have fifteen senators and we in the Northern rural area, will still have only one senator representing 11 counties; Southern California and greater San Francisco Bay Area still rule.

 
Strong on Jefferson & Representation

State of Jefferson & Citizens for Fair Representation: The largest and only long standing movement in California, seeking equal/fair representation for all citizens, in all 58 counties, and when successful, will also impact those citizens in about 30 other states. This resolve has been undertaken by a diverse number of plaintiffs, to include cities & counties, using the process allowed under our nation’s judicial system. As previously noted, the case is currently being heard in the U.S. Federal District Court, Eastern District, Sacramento Division, Judge Kimberly Mueller presiding.

Terry Gherardi
Public Information Officer
State of Jefferson Formation dba Citizens for Fair Representation
530-677-4294

ONLY ONE THING IS FOR SURE
STATE SPLIT IS NECESSARY

When the State of Jefferson was reborn but a few years ago we were on the most extreme edges of public thought and consideration. We were on the outside, the nuts, the radicals. The thought of State Split was far outside mainstream thought or consideration, it was deemed as laughable, a novelty by many.

Since that time the concept of State Split has become more common place and readily palatable by John Q citizen. We have to thank for that, not only the tireless efforts of the SoJ promotional team, but other parallel movements such as 6 States, Stan Statham's "down the middle" approach, 3 States, CCR, New State, etc. Those organizations’ approach while erroneous, misguided and flawed, have helped to push the overall concept that State Split is needed, reasonable, worth discussing into the public sub-conscious.

I believe this affords us a great opportunity to begin to shape and define the message away from, "we must have State Split and here's why," to, “State Split is inevitable, desired and a matter of time, now we must choose what that split should look like.” While the distinction may seem subtle, it is not. I think if we move on, as if the need for State Split argument has already been won and settled, and pivot into the venue of promoting our cause as the best choice of the various ideas for split we can make tremendous headway.

The Jefferson Movement is no longer the extreme in this argument. Groups such as Preston's New State and La Raza's CalExit have redefined the boundaries of the discussion with them anchoring the edges of the conceivable, while Jefferson looks downright moderate and pragmatic in comparison. Whether we make use of that opportunity is up to us. 

CORIOLANUS
Fighting the Taxation & Tyranny in California

Thanks to Governor Brown and the progressive legislators putting the desires of illegal aliens and criminals before that of the health and safety of hard working California citizens with the recent gas tax & vehicle fee increases along with sanctuary state jurisdiction, the Jefferson movement idea has grown even larger. Counties located mainly in the rural central areas of the State such as Stanislaus and Mariposa are on-board.

Mark Baird, the keynote speaker at the Assembly of Patriots, is widely recognized for his knowledge about State & Federal law and Baird is not shy when it comes to articulating the abuse of the law & violations to the Constitution, by Governor Brown, Attorney General Becerra and legislators in Sacramento. At the event, you will also hear the latest updates about Citizens for Fair Representation's lawsuit against the State of California for lack of representation and dilution of vote, whose case is currently being heard in the U.S. Federal District Court in Sacramento, Judge Kimberly Mueller presiding.

Be sure to attend the Assembly of Patriots event on February 11th to find out how you can be a part of the solution that will offer rural citizens and business owners, an end to over taxation & regulation, plus a bigger voice in state & local governments.
 
THOUGHTS FROM AN OREGONIAN PATRIOT

We are moving forward and making more progress than most people know. Like the President, who I perceive is smiling behind closed doors with his per-inauguration teams and supporters said, “Why give out information about your movements so the enemy can provide roadblocks or disrupt your plans?” SOJ51.org is moving forward and steadily shoring up the movement. We can only suggest to the news media that they better get ready to eliminate fake news and start reporting on the real separation movement and put out the truth!!!

Those interlopers do provide a good diversion to keep us all on our toes and to keep the media involved with attention focused on the fact that we need equal representation. Now, particularly as California goes into a financial tail spin (hoping taxes from cannabis sales will save her) the problems are bleeding north, from the "Brown brother/sister governors from another mother" still pushing crazy out-of-touch legislation, I see some Californians moving away from left of center into the center and asking what can we do to stop this insanity.

Oh, and by the way, Southern Oregon counties have been forming to ask the same from Salem! Thanks to California’s SOJ51.org leading the way and showing the processes we will have to accomplish, Oregon patriots are thankful for the persistence and perseverance of our southern neighbors.

That is where the same steady progress and Never, Never, Never give up SOJ51sters, will prevail and become more and more the voice of reason. Keep On Keeping On and let the attempts by others will never be able to rise up to the efforts and work of patriotism that I have seen the past three years of involvement and pray every day that we keep our feet to the grindstone of securing Liberty and Freedom as rewards for our efforts for our children's and theirs. God Bless us all and God Bless Jefferson.
 
Judy Mathat, Supporting the State of Jefferson, Klamath County, Oregon
FOR LIBERTY FOR FREEDOM.
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/.
Assembly of Patriots
Fighting the Taxation & Tyranny in California

Hosted By El Dorado, Nevada & Placer SOJ Committees
Featured Speaker: Mark Baird
When: Sunday, Feb. 11th at 3:00 pm
Where: American Legion Hall
4561 Greenstone Road, Placerville
Admission: No charge

Doors open at 2 pm and the event begins at 3 pm, with special guest speaker Mark Baird, of Siskiyou County. Kicking off the event, will be Terry Rapoza, co-host of Jefferson State of Mine radio show, on KNCR radio in Shasta County. Admission is free and all ages are encouraged to attend. Jefferson merchandise, information, snacks & beverages will be available.
 
2nd Annual Fundraiser Deluxe Spaghetti Dinner

Hosted By: SOJ Tuolumne County
Special Guests: Congressman Tom McCLintock and Jeremy Talcott from Pacific Legal Foundation
When: Saturday, February 17th
Doors open: 3:00 pm; Dinner at 5:00 pm
Where: Elks Lodge, 100 Elks Drive, Sonora
Admission: $20 each or $40 for couple. Children 6-12 $5

Raffles, 2nd Amendment drawing Silent auction, Live auction.
Raffle Tickets: Please call 209.288.8323 or email: Frances Borrichio at  fboricchio@mlode.com; David Titchenal dave@letdavedoit,org; or Sylva Wynne at sylvaawynne@gmail.com.
 
Banquet & Fundraiser
Hosted By: Shasta & Tehama County Committees
When: Saturday, February 17th at 5:00 pm
Where: VFW Hall 3210 W. Center St, Anderson
Gun Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20.  People can visit our Facebook page or contact Rally Sally at 530-246-9706 for more information.
SPECIAL OFFER

Limited Edition Commemorative License Plate

Now available. Be among the first to receive your special State of Jefferson Foundational Patriot license plate. Order now and you can select your desired number sequence.

Anyone donating $500 or more will receive this limited special license plate free. More information is available by visiting the SOJ51.org website.  Click on “Resources” and then “Finances & Fundraising link. This is where you will also be able to select your personal number for the plate. Only 2,000 plates are offered.
 
Conference Call
 
January 28, 2018, at 7:00 PM

Join us as we come together to share information that will inspire and encourage you.
 
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!
  • Feb. 11th and Feb. 25th
  • Mar. 11th and Mar. 25th
  • Apr. 8th and Apr. 22nd
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 - 5:30 PM
Black Forest Restaurant
Grants Pass

3rd Thursday each month - 6:00 PM
Wild River Pizza
Cave Junction

Klamath County

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

Nevada County

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

Placer County

Public Safety Forum with Special Guest Placer County Sheriff Devon Bell

Tuesday, February 13th at 6:30 PM
The Ridge Golf Course
Event Center
2020 Golf Course Road
Auburn CA 95602
Topics will include illegal immigration, marijuana, gun rights, and more.

NEW DAY beginning March
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
3276 Bechelli Lane
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
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