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News from Butte County Jefferson Committee

Call to action – we need you!  Gold Nugget Days is this weekend.  We have an entry in the parade on Saturday.  We need everyone, wearing your State of Jefferson gear, to march with us! 

 

Please come to the Paradise meeting April 24, 7pm, Cozy Diner on Skyway. 

 

> TOP PRIORITY!  Final planning stage for our entry in the Gold Nugget Parade Saturday April 26.

 

> Jefferson State Store booth in the vendor area, Terry Ashe Park, we need folks to help hand out literature and talk to folks about the State of Jefferson.  Saturday 9-5, Sunday 9-4.  Rain or shine! 

 Ideas for public outreach.  We need YOUR input and ideas!

 

State of Jefferson is marching forward…it would be good to educate ourselves on facts.

 

www.jeffersonstate.org

has lots of good info for you…

 

NEWS OF THE WEEK:

 

Results of the Butte County Board of Supervisors meeting was a

4-1 vote in favor of putting the State of Jefferson on the consent calender for June 3. This step in the right direction is more than we had hoped for!

It was the passion, logic, experience and turnout of all the people who filled the room and got up to speak (even though we only had 90 seconds!) Now we need Support Statements signed and MORE people to show up next time-start a BRUSHFIRE of FREEDOM in the minds of everyone you know!

Together, we can do this Jeffersonians!

 

This can be done…this must be done … this WILL be done with your help!!

Come to the meeting and get Support Statements, literature, etc. 

 

Facebook:  Butte County for State of Jefferson

 

The Time Has Come For 51!

State of Jefferson advocates speak out at Butte Co. meeting

April 22, 2014

Action News Now.com

State of Jefferson advocates voiced their opinions today at the Butte County Board of Supervisors meeting.

No action was taken today, but supporters told the board they want to break away from the state of California. A lot of people at the meeting expressed feeling unfairly represented by California.  

An item was placed on the June 10, 2014 Board agenda to consider the request for Butte County to support the State of Jefferson. 

Last week the Yuba County Board of became the fourth county to join the movement. Glenn, Siskiyou and Modoc also support the State of Jefferson movement.

In a previous State of Jefferson meeting Butte County State of Jefferson Declaration Committee member Mike Wacker said “We want government closer to the people and we want them more responsive, because we know if you have local representatives that know what’s going on locally, they have the wisdom and they look the people in the eye every so often. That alone will have a better government.”

We will have more on this story tonight at 5 pm.

http://www.actionnewsnow.com/content/localnews/story/State-of-Jefferson-advocates-speak-out-at-Butte/REuOBEBklkCIopaedq5qGg.cspx

Butte Co: Terry Rapoza reports on Board of Sups meeting today

 

Results of the Butte County Board of Supervisors meeting today was a 4-1 vote in favor of putting the State of Jefferson on the consent calendar for June 3.

This step in the right direction is more than we had hoped for! It was the passion, logic, experience and turnout of all the people who filled the room and got up to speak (even though we only had 90 seconds!)

Now we need Support Statements signed and MORE people to show up next time-start a BRUSHFIRE of FREEDOM in the minds of everyone you know!

Together, we can do this Jeffersonians!

 

Sally Rapoza: Letter to editor

 

Don’t allow CARB to add more regulations
Letter to the Editor in our local paper

Sally Rapoza, Redding

The standoff at the Bundy Ranch is just one example of the overreach of government bureaucracies.

When hard working Americans are targeted by our government at the hands of an unelected body, be it the Bureau of Land Management or California Air Resources Board (CARB), it’s time for this nation to stand united to say, “enough is enough!”

While you may not be a trucker, the services truckers provide to this country are what keeps our economy rolling. Without truckers, construction jobs, farming jobs, even retail would not have the ability to hire employees to sell, construct or harvest the needed goods to keep America rolling.

CARB’s new diesel regulations are not just a trucker issue, they are a jobs issue.

Every single American relies on the services truckers provide in his or her day-to-day life, one way or another.

Can smart cars transport lumber?

Will the Fiat be used to deliver food to the grocery store?

How about the Volt delivering goods to the mall or your business?

If CARB is able to implement any further regulations, the costs to consumers will skyrocket. By taking more than 40,000 in-state trucks off the roads and limiting the mileage of out-of-state truckers into California, CARB will single-handedly cause prices to soar! If you think our economy is bad now, imagine what it will be like if CARB has its way.

Remember, “as goes California, so goes the nation!” Help Californians stop these over-reaching government regulations.
Go to StandandFightClub.com

Don't allow CARB to add more regulations<br /><br />
Letter to the Editor in our local paper</p><br />
<p>    Sally Rapoza, Redding</p><br />
<p>The standoff at the Bundy Ranch is just one example of the overreach of government bureaucracies.</p><br />
<p>When hard working Americans are targeted by our government at the hands of an unelected body, be it the Bureau of Land Management or California Air Resources Board (CARB), it’s time for this nation to stand united to say, “enough is enough!”</p><br />
<p>While you may not be a trucker, the services truckers provide to this country are what keeps our economy rolling. Without truckers, construction jobs, farming jobs, even retail would not have the ability to hire employees to sell, construct or harvest the needed goods to keep America rolling.</p><br />
<p>CARB’s new diesel regulations are not just a trucker issue, they are a jobs issue.</p><br />
<p>Every single American relies on the services truckers provide in his or her day-to-day life, one way or another.</p><br />
<p>Can smart cars transport lumber?</p><br />
<p>Will the Fiat be used to deliver food to the grocery store?</p><br />
<p>How about the Volt delivering goods to the mall or your business?</p><br />
<p>If CARB is able to implement any further regulations, the costs to consumers will skyrocket. By taking more than 40,000 in-state trucks off the roads and limiting the mileage of out-of-state truckers into California, CARB will single-handedly cause prices to soar! If you think our economy is bad now, imagine what it will be like if CARB has its way.</p><br />
<p>Remember, “as goes California, so goes the nation!” Help Californians stop these over-reaching government regulations.<br /><br />
Go to StandandFightClub.com

Television news on Yuba Board of Supervisors approval of the Declaration to withdraw from the State of California

IT’S NOT SECESSION! It is an amiable separation!

http://fox40.com/2014/04/17/secession-supporters-meet-in-placer-county/

We had a tremendously positive response from the people of Placer AND Nevada County last Thursday night where Mark Baird presented the plan to the Nor-Cal Tea Party to form the State of Jefferson.  Many people bought gear, signed support statements, and asked great questions.  We have a Declaration Committee forming.  Placer county would be a plumb to have in Jefferson, because of their large population base, Interstate 80 access,  Lake Tahoe, and their economy.  — Sally and Terry Rapoza

Sacramento CBS TV below

http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2014/04/16/yuba-county-joins-state-of-jefferson-movement-to-split-california/

Courts join the long list of California failures

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Courts Join the Long List of California Failures

by Stephen Frank on 04/17/2014 

California Political News and Views

Energy is very expensive in California.  Our unemployment is in the 14-15% range, maybe more.  Our pension systems have a total of over $850 billion in unfunded liabilities.  In the past four months the State Controller has said the cash deficit has grown $4 billion, to $16.7 billion.  We lack water because government gives it to fish, not people. So far, close to 50,000 prisoners have been given early release—so those remaining behind can be comfortable.  Some want to spend over $200 billion for a train to nowhere for no one.

Add our court system to the list of failures in the former Golden State.

“Centralized administration didn’t lead to stable funding. Centralized administration didn’t improve the level of service we provide. Centralized administration didn’t bring us more prestige. And centralized administration certainly didn’t bring us a working case management system.

The issue is not simply the failure of the centralized model of state funding for the trial courts, but also the failure of the Council to adequately carry out its duty of oversight — the $500 million waste on CCMS being the most prominent example.

Yuba County supervisors endorse State of Jefferson

http://www.appeal-democrat.com/news/yuba-county-supervisors-endorse-state-of-jefferson/article_5c22bc4a-c534-11e3-8ecb-0017a43b2370.html

Posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12:08 am

Appeal Democrat

By Eric Vodden/ evodden@appealdemocrat.com

Yuba County supervisors have joined the State of Jefferson movement to separate from Southern California and create a new state — the fourth such North State county to support the idea.
“All of the comments I have received from my constituents is to support doing this,” said Supervisor Roger Abe. “The only negative arguments I have heard is the belief that it won’t succeed. If the only negative is to say that it isn’t going to happen, that’s not bad.”

Abe was joined Tuesday by supervisors Andy Vasquez and John Nicoletti in supporting the movement, while Supervisor Hal Stocker voted in opposition. Stocker, who last month supported the idea, said after the meeting his vote was based on “input from constituents.”

Supervisor Mary Jane Griego was absent.

Yuba County joins Siskiyou, Modoc and Glenn counties in the movement seeking to create a 51st state, free from the political influences of a more populated southern California. Tehama County has also placed an advisory State of Jefferson measure on the June ballot.

Lassen County, Trinity County and Placer County are scheduled to consider supporting the State of Jefferson movement. Sutter County supervisors are also expected to take up the matter in the coming months.

Tuesday’s support by Yuba County supervisors was greeted by a standing ovation from more than 40 supporters, many wearing the gold on kelly green “State of Jefferson, Don’t Tread on Me” T-shirt.

“I am so proud of this county and the people in it,” said movement leader Mark Baird after the vote.

Baird said county support will be used in a two-pronged strategy in which state legislators — “a moderate Republican and a moderate Democrat” — would be sought to carry a bill creating a new state. If that is accomplished, he said, the same legislation will be sought in Washington D.C.

In addition, Baird said, a lawsuit is being prepared to file in federal court in the event the effort with the Legislature goes nowhere. Such a lawsuit, among other things, would be based on the North State not having equal representation in the Legislature.

“What it comes down to is that in the state Assembly your vote is worth 0.5 percent and it’s .006 percent in the state Senate,” Baird said. “I suggest we have a lack of representation.”

Although no boundaries have yet been established for a new state, Yuba County is the southernmost county so far to support the idea.

“My feeling is that we are not represented until we see a change in the state Legislature,” Supervisor Andy Vasquez said. “That is not going to change. That can be seen in the water issues right now.”

Abe compared the idea the State of Jefferson movement can’t succeed to the success of the Civil Rights movement, saying there were likely many who said that couldn’t succeed.

“The only way for this type of thing to be successful is to believe in it,” he said.

Nicoletti asked whether it would be better to get support from the entire community through an advisory election in November, though in the end he supported the movement.

Stocker, who last month said, “I am in favor of it 110 percent,” backed off on that stance.

“There is an awful lot to be said for this, though I don’t agree with all of it,” Stocker said. “But I don’t see it succeeding in the environment we have in California at this time.”

Nickey Harris of Marysville encouraged the board to support the movement.

“Don’t let these people with the power and the money tell you it will never happen,” she said.

CONTACT Eric Vodden at 749-4769.