Legislature could vote soon on major housing bills | CalWatchdog.com

The first major votes on a raft of bills meant to address California’s housing crisis could come up for a vote Friday, with the Democrats who control the Legislature eager

Source: Legislature could vote soon on major housing bills | CalWatchdog.com

EDITORIALS JUNE 21, 2017 3:50 PM California Democrats have no sense of shame

We’d like to believe that state Democrats would not dig into their bag of dirty tricks to pass budgets and maintain power. But they’ve clearly established that the rules don’t apply to them. Frankly, we are not surprised. As the 19th century British politician Lord Acton said, “Absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

Thus voters must take matters into their own hands during the 2018 election and dilute the power of Democrats. That will be a tall order in California, where the Republican Party has lost its way by backing extremist candidates and taking far-right policy positions that frighten mainstream voters.

But there is great opportunity for reasonable Republicans who tell voters, “I know the difference between right and wrong, and I am embarrassed by what I see in Sacramento. Have you seen our state flag? It says, California Republic – not Banana Republic.”

Source Fresno Bee

The Jefferson Messenger Extract – The State Of Jefferson

The Jefferson Messenger
Edition 12 . June 24, 2017 . Volume 1

Jefferson Run for Representation

What is this about?

Herve’ Leconte, a 57 years old man from El Dorado County and his wife, Julie, are true patriots. Most find Herve’, who is a native of France, has more knowledge about the Constitution than most Americans; and, as Mike Thomas, said, “probably more than most of our legislators.” Herve’ and his family lived in a Communist governed section of Paris. Now living in America, he and his wife have a great appreciation for liberty and the freedoms that Americans enjoy. This couple enjoys spending hours every week volunteering and assisting local Veterans, including the Military Family Support Group.

Last year, Herve’ called Mike Thomas of the El Dorado County Committee and offered to run 460 miles, through 13 Jefferson counties. He wanted to make this run to bring more attention to the State of Jefferson.

When will this take place?

This year, Herve’ has chosen Saturday, July 29th as the start date of his 11 day journey for the “Run for Representation.” He will begin at 8 am, in Sonora, Tuolumne County. Between July 29th through August 9th, Herve’ and Julie will travel through Tuolmne, Calaveras, Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Yuba, Sutter, Colusa, Glenn, Tehama, Shasta, Trinity, ending in Siskiyou. He will be stopping at designated staging areas, in most of the counties, along with stops at the end of each day.

What can we do?

It is hoped that there will be large crowds to greet Herve’ and Julie for these one hour stops, as well, people lining along the streets and roadways as he runs from county to county. Individuals may run along with him in shorter stretches, but they do so at their own liberty, and should wear bright yellow or orange colored clothing (or vests) and bring plenty of water. This is a public relations run, by an individual who supports Jefferson and Liberty; though, for legal reasons, he requests that no Jefferson gear be worn.

Donations will be collected for the State of Jefferson Formation legal fund. Business owners and individuals will be able to donate a certain dollar amount or they can pledge a dollar amount per mile run. For example, $5 per mile for the entire 460 miles would be great; or $5, say for 100 miles. Individual runners could also secure a list of pledges from family members and friends, or donate a certain dollar amount for the opportunity to run with Herve’.

You can also pledge money for the Run on the website or by mailing a check to State of Jefferson Formation, P.O. Box 751, Palo Cedro, CA 96073. Checks should be made out to State of Jefferson Formation.

Herve’ and Julie have asked for no compensation as they are paying for their own gas and meals for this 11 day run. We are hoping that committees in the host counties could provide lodging, in either a motel or someone’s home for each night’s stay.

Where can we get more information?

Visit the SOJ51.org website, to get a list of county committee contacts. This is being coordinated by El Dorado County and you can contact Terry Gherardi, 530-677-4294 or Mike Thomas, 530-626-1969, for more information. We are hoping other nearby county committees that are not on the Run route, will contact those that are and show up at the staging areas to welcome Herve’ and Julie.

Herve’ will be the guest speaker at the next El Dorado County Committee meeting, on Tuesday, July 11th, where the routing map will be displayed and discussion of Jefferson Committee future events.

For the latest updates, tune into the State of Mine radio show on KCNR1460.com every Sunday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am; and you can join us on the conference calls.

Terry Gherardi

LETTER WRITING CAMPAIGN

Governor of California has violated the United States Constitution Article 1, Section 10, clause 3

LETTER WRITING CAMPAIGN

Governor of California has violated the United States Constitution Article 1, Section 10, clause 3

Mark Baird wrote a letter addressing Governor Brown’s recent illegal activities. He is sharing this letter with all of us in an effort to initiate a writing campaign. Mark has asked all Jeffersonians to copy off the letters from the www.soj51.org website, put our names to it, and send it in U.S. mail to the address that is at the top of each letter.The letters were sent to the following:

  1. The US Attorney General, Jeff Sessions.
  2. The US Attorney for the Eastern District of California in Sacramento, Philip Talbert. (The Eastern District Federal Court is where the Citizens for Fair Representation (CFR) filed the law suit against CA for lack of Representation and dilution of vote.)
  3. The California Attorney General, Xavier Becerra.

Click below to begin your letter writing campaign.

Letter to US Attorney General
Letter to US Attorney
Letter to CA Attorney General

We need thousands of these letters sent to get their attention, so please ask friends and neighbors to do the same.

CAN YOU HEAR US NOW?Assemblyman James Gallagher held a Press conference announcing the Representation Equality Act. Check out the Assemblyman and his speech on representation. In this recorded meeting, he claims this Legislation will give the North State (Jefferson counties) and other regions more representation at the State Capitol.I do believe They (our Legislators) are hearing us now! They fully admit that only four of them represent a large mass of this state, and, that They are overrun by the rest of their counterparts. They admit that representing 1,000,000 people is a bit much and Gallagher admits that will not change with his Representation Equality Act, but…
It is the best idea They can offer.At the 30 minute mark of his speech, Assemblyman Gallagher opens for questions. Listen in on how these representatives feel about the northern portion of this state. If They are indeed the Stewards of our resources, the timber, mining, and agriculture, then They are responsible for the catastrophic forest fires, crumbling roads, and failing dams. This is an admission that They cannot manage our forests and lands. They need to listen to their employers – We The People.A special wink and a nod for Assemblyman Kevin Kiley for giving it a shot 😉 We thank you for your patriotism and we look forward to working with you in the future.This state is too large to govern, we need to start over. We need to return to the Federal model of government.Time has come for 51! Visit soj51.org to see how far we have come and how you can help.Conference CallJune 25, 2017, at 7:00 PMJoin 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!
July 9th and July 23rd
August 13th and August 27th
Sept. 10th and Sept. 24thAll donations go to fund the court case.FUND RAISER EVENTS
Click below for more informationPlacer County Town Halls
The Placer County Committee is spreading the word at its town hall events. The next events are:
June 29th at Foresthill Veterans Memorial Hall
July 1st at the Roseville Veterans Memorial Hall
Both events begin at 7:00 pm. Join us to hear more about the State of Jefferson. While you are here, take advantage of our drawing opportunity – $5 raffle tickets for FMK sidearm & compound bow are available at the town hall events; drawing on August 17th town hall event in Auburn – need not be present to win.Shasta & Tehama County Dinner
Much fun was had by all. The raffle, dessert and gun auction went very well. Stay tuned for an update on the fun and activities.
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 97444El Dorado CountySpecial Meeting:
5:00 PM Tuesday, July 11th, American Legion Hall, Greenstone Rd., Placerville
Regular Meetings:
1st Monday each month – 6:00 PM
Denny’s Restaurant
Fair Lane Road, PlacervilleJosephine County, OR1st Thursday each month – 5:30 PM
Black Forest Restaurant
Grants Pass3rd Thursday each month – 6:00 PM
Wild River Pizza, Cave JunctionPlacer CountyTown Hall Schedule6/29/17 Town Hall – Foresthill Veterans Memorial Hall
7/1/17 Town Hall – Roseville Veterans Memorial Hall
July regular meetings:
2nd Tuesday each month 5-8 pm Round Table, Loomis
4th Tuesday each month 5-8 pm Round Table, Elm Ave. AuburnShasta CountyMondays at 5:30 PM
3276 Bechelli Lane in ReddingSutter and Yuba Counties4th Monday each month – 6:30 PM
Church of Glad Tidings
Bulding 500, Room 212
1179 Eager Road,Yuba CityTehama County1st Friday each month – 7:00 PM
Westside Grange
20794 Walnut Street, Red BluffTuolumne County2nd Tuesday each month – 6:00 PM
Sonora Re/Max building
207 S Washington St, SonoraA Huge Thank You to
Our Newsletter Staff
Dianna Baird
Ginny Rapini
Terry GherardiClick here to subscribe:
The Jefferson Messenger

An Update From Senator Dianne Feinstein

Feinstein Bill Supports Research into Medical Benefits of Cannabidiol and Marijuana (May 25, 2017)

“Cumbersome research regulations have made it difficult to conduct research on the potential medical benefits of marijuana. I strongly believe such research is necessary, especially for cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive component of marijuana.”To read the press release, CLICK HERE.

Feinstein Bill Would Keep Guns from Those with Severe Mental Illness (May 24, 2017)

“Families have little recourse if they want to ensure their loved ones do not get their hands on guns that could be used to kill themselves or others. Our bill would help states establish a court process to allow that to happen. Senator Boxer first introduced this bill, and I’m proud to carry her work forward.” To read the press release, CLICK HERE.

https://outreach.senate.gov/iqextranet/view_newsletter.aspx?id=10116898&c=SenFeinstein

Source: An Update From Senator Dianne Feinstein

The Jefferson Messenger  Edition 11 . June 10, 2017 . Volume 1 

The Jefferson Messenger 

Edition 11 . June 10, 2017 . Volume 1 

OUR VOICES WERE HEARD!
On May 31st, We The People joined together and united our voices asking if the State Legislature, Can You Hear Me Now!OPINION

We are grateful that the Associated Press provided coverage in numerous county newspapers and also our presence was mentioned on Armstrong & Getty, AM650, Phil Cowan, KTKZ, AM1380, and Pat Walsh, KFBK, AM1530.
One could not help but notice that no Assembly member or Senator came by to listen to our message. Many people from the crowd of approximately 600 – 1,000 marched into the Capitol to voice their concerns to their representatives, yet came back sharing they were only able to meet the representative’s staff members because the representatives were in committee – making/proposing more laws.

There were many busloads of people who came from as far from the State of Oregon to Stanislaus County who attended the “We The People Rally” at the West steps of the State Capitol. This was the first time that citizens and plaintiffs from 21 rural northern California counties have gathered since the filing of their lawsuit against the State of California, earlier this month.

The case, Citizens for Fair Representation (CFR) vs Secretary of State Alex Padilla, was filed on May 8th, in the United States District Court, Eastern District of California, Sacramento Division. CFR and a long list of plaintiffs are suing the State for lack of representation and dilution of vote. More information plus copies of the lawsuit are available by visiting SOJ51.org.

Buying Swamp Land

There is an old phrase: “If you believe what I just said, then I have some great swamp land to sell you.”  In recent years, too many California taxpayers have become willing “buyers” and not reading the fine print and have bought into Governor Brown’s swamp in Sacramento. These buyers have been duped and they continue to be duped by a Governor who, in his 2014 re-election bid, promised he would not raise taxes without the voters’ approval.

But Brown has gone back on his word. Brown and the State Legislature’s recent increases of fuel taxes and vehicle registration fees are causing taxpayers to wake up finding that their swamp neighbors are in fact snakes who have no intention of draining the swamp, but only to drain taxpayers’ bank accounts.

Brown and his liberals continually offer the best ammunition to convince taxpayers to invest in the State of Jefferson, but we have to adjust our sales pitch by spreading the word about the new tax and fee proposals by the State Legislature that was recently revealed by the California Tax Foundation.

The Legislature has proposed increasing taxes and fees of an average of $2 billion per day since the start of the 2017-18 session in December 2016. In fact, California lawmakers have introduced ninety (90) bills that cumulatively would cost taxpayers more than $370 billion in higher taxes and fees. Also noting that, since the start of the legislative session in December, lawmakers have introduced 2,578 bills and constitutional amendments.

Of these, the top 5 most costly bills include:
1)  SB-640 – Sales tax on services, not currently subject to tax, $122.6 Billion
2)  SB 76 – Death Tax, $4.52 Billion
Currently in committee, is…
3)  SB 562, Single Payer Health Care Tax, $200 Billion
4)  ACA 2, Groceries, Snacks & Candy Tax, $8.65 Billion
And already signed into law is…
5)  SB 1 – Transportation Taxes & Fees, $5.2 Billion.

Not enough for you yet?

There is legislation to eliminate the mortgage interest deduction for second homes, including rental housing, $240 million. ACA 11 imposes a state wide 0.25 percent (25%) sales and use tax to fund affordable housing and homeless shelter programs, $1.5 Billion. SB 421 allows each county to impose a car tax, up to 2 percent of the vehicle’s value.

But wait there’s more…..AC4 promises to increase local taxes but it is unknown how much. Fortunately, this would have to be approved by voters, but by 55 percent of the voters instead of a two-thirds vote, as is presently required. However, what is assured is, if AC4 were to pass “the cost to taxpayers could reach into the billions of dollars annually.”

It is time that We The People of Jefferson use every opportunity to let people know that the snakes and gators want to grow the swamp and feel they can do so because a major portion of those living outside the swamp have no voice. This of course, is due to the imbalance of representation that continues in the State.

Write those letters to the editor. Call in to talk shows. Continue the drive to get more declaration forms signed. And, visit those who will be impacted the most – the small business owner. Let them know there is another option and it is called the State of Jefferson. It’s Time for 51.

Terry Gherardi

STATE OF JEFFERSON IS OCCUPIED TERRITORY
The Shasta Lantern
Occupied Territory: Territory under the authority and effective control of a belligerent armed force.

The State of Jefferson movement in Northern California continues to build leaving many to ask if the popular resistance to Sacramento’s rule is legally or morally valid. That validation or lack thereof will naturally rely on one’s perspective, but the long and short of it is, Northern California is occupied territory. The real question is whether you are complacent with it or not. Click here to read more.
Red Smith, Shasta Lantern.net
Double Your Money!

Last April a generous donor offered up $5,000 matched if we could raise $5,000 on our own and thanks to YOU we did! This month of June, the donor has now offered up to $10,000 if we can match it…

No matter how big or small, your donation will have a significant impact this month!

You can donate 1) online: www.soj51.org (or click the Donate Button below) To Double Your Money, all you need to do is write “MATCH” in the comment box.

or 2) by mail To Double Your Money, all you need to do is write “MATCH” in the check memo and send it to:  SOJ Formation, PO Box 751, Palo Cedro, CA 96073.

If you are using the PayPal account, To Double Your Money, all you need to do is write “MATCH” in the comment box.

All donations go to fund the court case.

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FUND RAISER EVENTS
Click below for more information:

Shasta & Tehama County Dinner
Raffle, dessert auction, gun auction
Placer County Town Halls
Drawing opportunity – $5 raffle tickets for FMK sidearm & compound bow are available at the town hall events; drawing on August 17th town hall event.

Conference Call
June 11, 2017, 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!
  • June 25th
  • July 9th  and July  23rd
  • August 13th and August 27th
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

New Day and New Location
1st Monday each month – 6:00 PM
Denny’s Restaurant
Fair Lane Road, Placerville

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

Placer County

Please click here for town halls: Schedule

Meetings in July:
2nd Tuesday each month 5-8 pm Round Table, Loomis
4th Tuesday each month 5-8 pm Round Table, Elm Ave. Auburn

Shasta County

Mondays at 5:30 PM
3276 Bechelli Lane in Redding

Sutter and Yuba Counties

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

Tehama County

1st Friday each month – 7:00 PM
Westside Grange
20794 Walnut Street, Red Bluff

Tuolumne County

2nd Tuesday each month – 6:00 PM
Sonora Re/Max building
207 S Washington St, Sonora

A Huge Thank You to
Our Newsletter Staff
Dianna Baird
Ginny Rapini
Terry Gherardi
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If you have a State of Jefferson fundraising event or special meeting for the upcoming months, submit your event to admin@soj51.net and we will do our best to post it.

Editors Note: Edition #2 we proudly featured our Declaration of Unity and offered to send a printed version on parchment paper to donations of $51 or greater through our online donate button. When you select the PayPal Donate button on SoJ webpage, please indicate your contact information including your name and address in the Comment Box. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.
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Meeting Tonight 6:PM Oroville Cornucopia and the address is 515 Montgomery Street

Hello Butte County Jeffersonians.

Please be aware of our meeting to be held tonight at 6:00 pm.
The location is Cornucopia and the address is 515 Montgomery Street, Oroville.

Come hear the latest and most importantly, what is needed to be done in order to pick up the momentum here in Butte County. Please bring your ideas as well as a calendar for the events yet to come. With your help we will accomplish the important work of educating the people in Butte County about this great effort to gain representation.

See you tonight!

Clayton Timmer

530.228.8607