The Jefferson Messenger 

Edition 19. October 13, 2018 . Volume 2

Yes On 6, Means No Gas Tax or Car Tax

Getting out the vote for Yes on 6, Repeal the Gas Tax, will represent all we strive for in our battle for Jefferson and equal/fair representation. The fight to repeal the gas tax clearly illustrates the deceit and power that is the far left in the State Legislature, Governor Brown and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, also candidate for Governor.

Once again California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has misled voters with his writing of the language on Proposition 6. Some voters think that if they vote Yes on 6, it means they are voting for the gas tax. First of all, the gas tax and increase of vehicle registration fees were approved by the Progressives in the State Legislature and signed by Governor Brown last year. You never had an opportunity to vote on this.

A Yes on 6, authored by Jon Coupal, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, and John Cox, candidate for Governor, actually repeals the gas tax and vehicle registration fee increase. A Yes on 6, would also require voter approval for fuel and vehicle fee increases in the future and “defang” the state legislature to some extent.

The transportation in the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 was NOT in fact designated for road repair, but included movement-related expenditures such as studying transportation and promoting high speed-rail (Brown's $100 billion train), now estimated to cost each taxpayer $8,000. Add another almost $800 your family pays per year for increased gas taxes that could go for your family's Christmas.

In the recent June 2018 Primary, Prop 69 was passed by the voters and was another incident of a falsely labeled voter measure by the Legislature Analysis Office. The true intent of the measure – to allow the Legislature to use the gasoline taxes for any purpose. A Yes on 6 will also cancel out Prop 69.

Why are Brown's friends spending millions of dollars ($28 million) to defeat Yes on 6, because they are counting on voters (you) to be complacent or too dumb to really understand how you have been misled. And, if they are successful in the defeat of Yes on 6, they feel it will open the door to reintroduce bills for a cell phone tax, water tax and down the road, Proposition 13.

If you are a Jeffersonian, you are smart enough to know that this is not the first time that those in power in Sacramento have had their way with you. But I have to ask, is the threat of the failure of Proposition 6, and election of Gavin Newsom, Xavier Becerra, Alex Padilla enough to put a fire in your belly, to motivate you to actively join in the battle to take back California and most important, fight for the formation of the State of Jefferson? This effort is one in the same.

Terry Gherardi

Standing with Justice Kavanaugh

After witnessing mob rule and the evil, despicable actions by the far left during the Judge Kavanaugh hearings, I feel our fight has now extended beyond the borders of California and Jefferson. I have always believed it all starts local, and just as Judge Kavanaugh stood his ground, so must all of us in the 23 Counties of Jefferson.

If we can stand up and show up to Repeal the Gas Tax and defeat the election of Gavin Newsom, Xavier Becerra, Alex Padilla, we will be sending a huge message to not only the far left in California, but to all voters across this nation that will echo through to the 2020 Presidential election. This and our expanded fight for Jefferson is just around the corner beginning in early 2019.

So, I ask you. Over the next 25 days, are you willing to pull out all the stops and take to the streets, get on your phones, to take back our state and fight for all that Brett Kavanaugh stands for? We must support the conservative base and those who will stop voter fraud, return law and order, overturn bad laws, support the 2nd Amendment and put the health & safety of American Citizens before that of illegal aliens and criminals.

I am asking you, no in fact, I am counting on you to visit your nearest county campaign headquarters or County Party and volunteer to make phone calls, precinct walk or coordinate sign rallies to not only Get Out the Vote, but to educate voters. Tell them about the threat of more taxes and about water rationing. Ask them if they remember the Fire Tax that will be returning with cap and trade, as will more hikes in gas prices. Pass out copies of Proposition recommendations while also handing out information about Jefferson.

Through your involvement and education of others, you will assist in adding numbers to our movement, to fill the halls and steps during our next visit to the State Capitol. And, we will do so, not by mob rule, but by those representing all that is good in our Constitution and our nation of laws, seeking equal representation and a new state.

Terry Gherardi

Millions of Your Tax Dollars Have Been Spent to Fight Trump

California, Brown, Becerra, etc., have filed 44 lawsuits against the Trump administration at a cost of $9.2 million for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. This was up from $2.8 million the previous year.

In a quote by California Attorney General Becerra in the Sacramento Bee, he said, “We are the No. 1 economy in the country, large enough that we've become the fifth largest in the world. That happens because we made investments – we made decisions which others have been unwilling to make. Our prosperity is intertwined with our progressive nature.”

Lawsuits filed by California against the Trump administration include, preventing the federal government from ending citizenship protections for so called dreamers, to avert a rollback of its 2017 “sanctuary state” law, to prohibit the government from asking questions about immigration status on the 2020 Census and to defend the state's strong fuel efficiency standards for vehicles.

The state has also led several high profile fights to halt Republican led efforts to undo Obamacare, and is challenging Trump directly on promises to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall, and to slow the arrival into the country of illegal immigrants seeking asylum.

Although California is the 5th largest economy in the world, it has the highest poverty rate of all 50 states, and also ranks high in homelessness and near the bottom for education. It's Time for 51!

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts."
Winston Churchill

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:
Calaveras SOJ Committee is selling SOJ ornaments!
The ornaments are $10 each with four different styles to choose from. They are the perfect eye-catchers to put on your Christmas tree. The green one is plastic and the other 3 are made of wood. All proceeds from the ornaments will go to the legal fund. To order yours,  email Leah Zoellner at

Penny Garland
Rock Painting
Rock painting has become a fun hobby and this a great way to spend time with family while creating them and spread the word about Jefferson as you place these colorful rocks around your town. Idea suggested by Patty Smith (Tehama County).

Penny Garland
~Jefferson's Desk~
“We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.”
Thomas Jefferson
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, buy merchandise, 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 Wednesday each month -
6:00 PM
Shasta View Community Hall
5831 E Shasta Way
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 Mondays each month - 6:00 PM
Robinson's Conference Center 293 Lower Grass Valley Hwy
Nevada City

Placer County
3rd Tuesday each month - 6 PM
Round Table Pizza
2345 Sunset Blvd

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

Shasta Co 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 - 5:30 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
Sonora Re/Max Building, 207 S Washington Street
Conference Call
October 14, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
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A Huge Thank You to
Our Newsletter Staff
Ginny Rapini
Terry Gherardi
Penny Garland
Sally Rapoza

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