Volume 3 . Issue 14                    July 27, 2019

"Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation, must begin by subduing the freedom of speech" - Benjamin Franklin

Dates To Remember - Hope To See You There!

Friday, August 16 – State of Jefferson 2nd Annual Business Showcase –
3 pm to 8 pm

Forni Building, El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive, Placeville - Free Admission and Parking

Fun, food, games and prizes are all yours at the El Dorado County State of Jefferson 2nd Annual Business Showcase. Over two dozen local businesses will be displaying and offering their goods and services that include restaurants. There will be a hot dog bar featuring the famous Jefferson Dogs and a wine, beer and Margarita bar. Desserts, donated by local bakeries and Jefferson bakers, will be sold by the piece, half or whole. Other beverages and ice cream bars will also be available.

Games and activities for kids of all ages include Balloon Pop, Heads or Tails and Free Salt Art, along with silent and live auctions. There will also be lawn mower races and karate demonstrations.

Prizes include: a 4-day, 3 night getaway at one of the Worldmark locations; a round of golf for 4 at beautiful Apple Mountain; and a small gun safe. Local residents are especially excited to have a chance to win a 2 hour special tour for two of the new state of the art Sheriff's and Public Safety Office by Sheriff John D'Agostinini It is due to open in October. There is not enough space to list the many (small and large) prizes in the offering for lucky winners and bidders.

Prize donations are welcome and proceeds will go to the State of Jefferson Formation fund. For more information or to donate a prize, call Sharon Durst 530-647-1909 or Terry Gherardi 530-677-4294.

Tuesday, August 27 – Walk4Liberty Rally –
1 pm at the West Steps of the State Capitol, Sacramento

State of Jefferson is joining miners, loggers, ranchers, farmers, business owners and other stakeholders at a rally at the State Capitol, the final destination after a 300 mile Walk4Liberty, on Highway 49, through rural northern California counties. The walk and rally are a protest against over regulation by state and federal politicians and

agencies that continue to impact California family's lifestyles and cities and counties economies up and down the state.

Please contact your local Jefferson County Committees for more information or to coordinate car pools or busing. County Committee names and phone numbers are located on the website.

Friday, September 6 – Constitutional Carry Rally –
Robert Matsui Courthouse – 501 I Street, Sacramento – 9 am

Grab your holsters and a Constitution and gather at the courthouse to support Mark Baird in his open carry, Second Amendment case against State of California Attorney General, Xavier Becerra. The hearing will be at 10 am, in Courtroom 3.

Following the hearing, all are asked to walk from the courthouse to the State Capitol to show your support for the Second Amendment and liberty. Please bring flags and signs, but these will not be allowed in the courthouse. For more information,

call 530-246-9706.

Remember, if you really want to know what is going on in Jefferson and with our court cases, you must watch your emails for the Jefferson Messenger that is published the 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month. Also, most counties email their own county SOJ newsletters.

Be sure to tune in to Jefferson State of Mine, every Sunday, between 9 and 10 am, on KCNR 1460 Radio. This is a live talk show that is podcasted and archived so you can listen in at your convenience.

All articles written by Terry Gherardi.
Events are happening all over Jefferson Counties, too many to list here. For more information, please check the website, Events and Meetings or copy & paste:

Tehama County
Town Hall & Yard Sale

Tehama County SOJ will host a town hall on Saturday, September 7, at the Red Bluff Veterans Memorial Hall, 735 Oak Street from 3 to 6pm. Mark Baird has been invited to be the guest speaker, and Terry Rapoza and Win Carpenter (Shasta County) are also scheduled to attend. Right now the Committee is lining up some great prizes for special drawings. Look for more information in future Jefferson Messengers.

On October 4th, Tehama SOJ will be at the Monster Truck Parade on Main Street, in Red Bluff, waving their flags and handing out brochures along with fliers for their yard sale happening the next day, October 5. The yard sale will be from 8 am to 4 pm, at their committees regular meeting place of 20794 Westside Grange on Walnut Street, also in Red Bluff.

Terry Gherardi

Poker Run

Jefferson support continues to grow as we see more and more groups and organizations reaching out to us, inviting SOJ supporters to join in their events, rallies, etc. The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA) of Sacramento, invites SOJ motorcycle riders to participate in their Poker Run on Saturday, September 7. This is their annual “9-11 Remembrance Ride.”

Check-in and registration is from 9 to 11 am, at C&E Auburn Indian Motorcycle at 12015 Shale Road, Auburn. Following the run from 1 to 3pm, there will be a cookout at the Veterans Hall in Antelope, CA, offering food, beverages and drawings. To register or for more information visit

Terry Gherardi

Mariposa, Tuolumne & Trinity Counties

Both Mariposa County and Tuolumne County are assisting with the Walk4Liberty.

We now move to the far north of Jefferson where the Trinity County Committee has announced plans are underway for their next Spaghetti Feed on October 18, at the Fairgrounds. They are also looking to have an ice cream social in the near future.

Terry Gherardi

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Conference Calls
The conference calls have been put on hold for now and placed on an as needed basis. Please check back here to see if any have been scheduled.

Standing County
Committee Meetings

Subject to change without notice.
Coos County, OR
3rd Wednesday each month - 6PM
60 W Third St
Coquille, OR

Curry County, OR
2nd Wednesday each month -
6:00 PM
Panthers Den
29513 Ellensburg Ave
Gold Beach, OR

Douglas County, OR
2nd Tuesday each month - 6 PM
Republican Headquarters
506 SE Jackson St
Roseburg, OR

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 and/or enjoy a meal.  The meeting time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Jackson County, OR
2nd Thursday each month -
6:30 PM
County Library
412 E Main St
Rogue River, OR

Josephine County, OR
1st Thursday each month - 6:00 PM
Elmer's Restaurant
GP Parkway and Foothill Blvd
Grants Pass, OR
3rd Thursday each month -
6:00 PM
Kerby Belt Building

Klamath County, OR
1st Tuesday each month -
6:00 PM
Sizzler's Meeting Room
2506 S Sixth St
Klamath Falls, OR

Mariposa County
4th Tuesday each month - 5:30 PM
Happy Burger Diner Meeting Room
5120 State Hwy 140 at 12
th St

Nevada County
2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month - 6:00 PM
Robinson's Conference Center 293 Lower Grass Valley Hwy
Nevada City

Placer County
3rd Wednesday each month - 6 PM
Come early for dinner
Round Table Pizza
370 Elm Ave

Shasta County
Mondays at 5:30 PM
2570 S. Bonnyview Road

Shasta County Intermountain Patriots
2nd Tuesday each month - 6:30 PM
Burney Lions Hall
Main Street, Burney

4th Tuesday each month
Social time - 5 PM
The Ol Merc
Hwy 299, McArthur
Meeting time - 6:30 PM
McArthur Lions Hall,  Hwy 299

Stanisluas County
1st & 3rd Wednesday each month - 6:30 PM
Grizzly Rock Cafe
4905 North Golden State Blvd  

Sutter and Yuba Counties
 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
3rd Wednesday each month -
6:00 PM
Round Table Pizza
120 Nugget Lane

Tuolumne County
2nd Tuesday each month -
6:00 PM
Willow Springs Club House
20522 Willow Springs Rd

A Huge Thank You to
Our Newsletter Staff

Ginny Rapini
Terry Gherardi
Penny Garland
Sally Rapoza

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The State of Jefferson Formation is a grassroots effort to restore representation to the rural counties of Northern California. This movement is NOT affiliated with any political party. Over the last two years, presentations explaining the reasons for Jefferson have been given to all political parties, as well as men and women's service organization, chambers of commerce, county taxpayers associations, county and city government meetings, high school government classes, and town hall meetings for the general public, throughout Northern California.   The State of Jefferson welcomes everyone.
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