Friday, June 1st at 10:00 am, is the scheduled date for hearing the case of Citizens for Fair Representation (CFR) v California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, for Lack of Representation and Dilution of Vote. This hearing is scheduled in response to the CFR's legal team filing a motion requesting the court convene a Three-Judge Court. This is our day in Federal Court to demand our case be heard before a 3-Judge Court, which, should this be granted by the Honorable Judge Mueller, we will get our path to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Date:Friday, June 1, 2018 Time: 10:00 am (arrive at 9:00 am) Location: Robert T. Matsui Courthouse, 501 I Street, Sacramento
Motion to dismiss
Friday, June 15th at 10:00 am, is the scheduled date. This hearing date is for the Judge(s) to hear arguments by the State's attorney regarding the Secretary of State Alex Padilla filing a motion to dismiss on April 16th.
Date:Friday, June 15, 2018 Time: 10:00 am (arrive at 9:00 am) Location: Robert T. Matsui Courthouse, 501 I Street, Sacramento
CALLING ALL SUPPORTERS
NOW IS THE TIME TO SHOW UP
Many may recall last September's hearing; the room was filled beyond capacity. The courtroom proved too small a facility to accommodate the hundreds spilling in the hallways and outside. And so, due to an expected larger turnout for this June 1st court hearing, the lawyers requested that the hearing take place in the larger courtroom. It is a reasonable request and will provide better access for people who traveled throughout the Jefferson counties to personally witness the Justice system. Let this steel your resolve, plan to attend, arrive early, show the judge we are here and we need to be heard.
These are important days that every supporter of Liberty, Truth and Justice needs to show up. Numbers count and we must show those across this State and across the Nation, the enormous support for Representation and Liberty that CFR and Jefferson counties seek for ALL Californians.
We need hundreds in attendance. We will not be denied in court. We will not be denied Justice.
We can start building a crowd if each supporter brings at least two additional people with them and ask them to bring at least two people with them. This can only be accomplished if you stand and be counted. Now is the time to coordinate car pools, or perhaps charter a bus. Yes, June 1st and June 15thare on a Friday so plan ahead (as you would schedule a vacation day) and join us on this historical event. No excuses.
If you do not have a ride, contact your State of Jefferson County Committee(http://soj51.org/committees/members) to join a carpool. Everyone is encouraged to show up early, with signs and flags in hand, walking around the courthouse before during and after the hearing. People should arrive at 9 am, at courthouse and the hearing is at 10 am. Arrive early and beat the traffic.
A press conference will be held following the hearing at the Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse where CFR Attorney, Gary Zerman and County Committee liaison Terry Rapoza will provide statements. Whether the court date is rescheduled or not, the press conference will proceed as planned. Should there be any rescheduling of these dates or other news, we will let you know as soon as possible. For those of us not able to get into the courtroom, we will be marching around the courthouse with signs and flags! Wear your SOJ colors and bring your flags and signs-bring an extra one if you have it for someone else!
DISCLAIMER: PLEASE BE FLEXIBLE, THIS INFORMATION IS AS ACCURATE AS OF THIS DATE AND LIKE THE WEATHER, DATES MAY CHANGE UNEXPECTEDLY without notice.
Northern Counties Reject Sanctuary State Policy
Tehama County was the first county to adopt a Resolution, declaring they would comply with Federal Law and their county does not constitute a Sanctuary State Jurisdiction (SB 54). This was quickly followed by Siskiyou County and Cities of Anderson and Lincoln.
In early 2018, Shasta County and City of Colusa followed suit, all well before those in the southern part of the State. Over the last couple of weeks, Butte County Board of Supervisors voted to oppose Sanctuary State policy. The Counties of Tuolumne, Lassen and Mariposa voted to adopt similar Resolutions, along with Yuba City and City of Waterford.
This effort continues to spread across the northern Counties including Calaveras, Placer, El Dorado and Yuba Counties. The citizens of the City of Lincoln have approached their City Council to file an Amicus (friends of the court) brief in the U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit against the State of California. Many people have joined County Republican Central Committees, Sheriffs and District Attorney's, to reject the Sanctuary State Policy's and/or file an Amicus brief.
As of this writing, 33 California cities and 9 Counties have adopted resolutions with some also filing friends of the court briefs in the U.S. Justice Departments lawsuit against the State.
Fight Sanctuary State Request for Initiative Filed
On April 18, 2018, a request was filed with the Office of the State Attorney General to circulate petitions for a statewide ballot measure (“California, Family, and Community Protection Act”).
Not only would the passage of this measure repeal SB 54 Sanctuary State Policy, but also AB 60 that allows illegal aliens to obtain or renew driver’s licenses or California Identification Cards. Fight Sanctuary State group is also seeking the repeal of AB 450 that prevents employers from cooperating with ICE. Employers, who violate this provision, are subject to civil penalties of upwards to $10,000, under the enforcement of California’s Attorney General.
Once the measure is approved, State of Jefferson County committees have agreed to help gather signatures for the petitions.
Terry Gherardi (edited)
Special Events & Meetings
This month of May kicks off what promises to be a summer of events, fairs and fundraisers, throughout the Jefferson Counties. Jefferson County Committee Leaders are encouraged to contact Dianna Baird so she can post your activities in the bi-monthly Jefferson Messenger and also on the SOJ51.org calendar. The best communication is through our communication tool Basecamp.
Be sure to let Dianna know when you have your weekly or monthly Jefferson meetings (inc. county, date & frequency, start time, location, contact info.). Also it is important to suggest to people in your county to be sure to subscribe to the Jefferson Messenger by visiting the soj51.org web site, where they can also view the archives of previous publications. It is important that you let people know about all the resources offered to find out the latest news about, ”What is Happening in Jefferson.”
Listen to Mark Baird Inspirational speech honed with humility freely faithful courageous conviction
The El Dorado County Jefferson Committee invites you to join them along the roadways and highways of El Dorado County, on Friday, May 18, when the world renowned Amgen Tour of California Men's and Women's Cycling Tour, travels from Folsom through the foothills of El Dorado County, on their way to South Lake Tahoe. This marks the tours 13th year.
This is a major media event and we want to have a big Jefferson welcome; greeting the cyclists with our signs and flags along their route. Some businesses and property owners have already given us permission to place signs prior to the event. This is a 645-mile tour beginning in Southern California, including many riders from throughout the world.
If you would like to participate as part of the welcoming team and wish more information, please contact Jack Parsons, 916-425-9461 or Terry Gherardi, 530-677-4294. You may also visit the Amgen Tour Web site, to view the routes.
Like NASCAR, Jefferson honors its Mothers - May 13, 2018 is canceled
Join us on May 27th for the next call to find out about the latest happenings in Jefferson.
3rdTuesday 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)