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

The Jefferson Messenger 

Edition 11 . June 10, 2017 . Volume 1 

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

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

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
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: (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.

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:
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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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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