Volume 3 . Issue 21                   December 14, 2019

"Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation, must begin by subduing the freedom of speech" - Benjamin Franklin
NBC Documentary on
the State of Jefferson  Movement

NBC News’ Dasha Burns takes an in-depth look at the movement in northern California to separate and form a new state.

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Trump Administration Accomplishments

Almost 6 Million Jobs Created Since 2016

More Americans are now employed than ever recorded before in our history

November 2019 – 20th Current month at or below 4 percent unemployment

African Americans New Low of 5.4 percent

Hispanic Americans-Lowest Rate Ever Recorded

Asian-American -Lowest Rate Ever Recorded

Women's Reached Lowest Rate in 65 Years

Youth Employment Lowest Rate in Half a Century

Veterans Lowest Rate in nearly 20 Years

More than 500,000 manufacturing jobs.

Fifteen months of average 3 percent or higher, year-over-year wage increases.

Last quarter economic growth hit 4.2 percent * record breaking stock market highs.

Almost 3.9 million have been lifted off food stamps.

The pledge to America's workers has resulted in employers committing to train more than 4 million Americans. We are committed to vocational education.

Signed the biggest package of tax cuts and reforms in history. After the cuts, over $3 billion poured back in the U.S in the first quarter alone.

Opened ANWR and approved Keystone XL and Dakota Plus pipelines.

Record number of regulations eliminated.

Enacted regulatory relief for community banks and credit unions.

Obamacare individual mandate penalty GONE.

Administration is providing more affordable healthcare options for Americans through association health plans and short term duration plans.

Reformed the Medicare program to stop hospitals from overcharging low-income seniors on their drugs - saving seniors hundreds of millions of dollars this year alone.

Signed Right-To-Try bill – Allows terminally ill patients access to experimental drugs.

Secured $6 billion in NEW funding to fight the opioid epidemic.

Signed VA Choice Act and VA Accountability Act and expanded VA Telehealth services, walk-in clinics and same-day urgent primary and mental health care.

Increased coal exports by 60 percent; U.S. oil production reached all time high.

United States is a net natural gas exporter for the first time since 1957.

Withdrew the United States from the job-killing Paris Climate Accord.

Canceled the illegal anti-coal, so called Clean Power Plan.

Secured record $700 billion in military funding.

NATO allies are spending $69 billion more on defense since 2016.

Process has begun to make the Space Force the 6th branch of the armed forces.

Confirmed more circuit judges than any other new administration.

Confirmed Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.

Withdrew from one-sided Iran deal.

Moved U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.

Protecting Americans from terrorists with the travel ban and upheld by the Supreme Court.

Issued executive order to keep open Guantanamo Bay.

Concluded a historic U.S., Mexico and Canada trade deal to replace NAFTA.

Reached a breakthrough agreement with the E.U. increasing U.S. exports.

Imposed tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum to protect our national security.

Imposed tariffs on China in response to China's forced technology transfer, intellectual property theft and their chronically abusive trade practices.

Net exports are on track by $59 billion.

Signed trade deal with Japan that will help American farmers and ranchers. Pact also includes market opening commitment on $40 billion worth of digital trade between the two countries.


Terri Gherardi

Don't Be Fooled – Be A Smart Voter

The recall effort for Governor Newsom is well underway in El Dorado County, but there are also signature gathers showing up at shopping centers circulating another petition and misleading voters. Petitioners appear to be using the recall petition to lure people to sign another petition which they purport will protect your property taxes. These are paid signature gatherers, some reported to be from as far away as Chicago.

The ballot measure/petition is titled “Increase Funding for Public Schools and Community Colleges and Local Government Service by Changing Property Tax Assessment of Commercial and Industrial Property". What this measure actually does is repeal Proposition 13-Split Roll.

This is another attack on California businesses by Governor Newsom, Democrats/Progressives, teachers' unions and League of Women Voters. There is also a concern that if they can convince voters to pass this initiative, they will next attempt to repeal residential property owners tax protection.

Not only could small commercial property owners see their property taxes increase 10 times, but so will agricultural property owners who do any type of manufacturing or production on their Ag properties. Additionally, tax increases for commercial and industrial property owners will be passed on to their tenants, who will then pass down those increases to their customers.

So who gets these additional tax dollars? Forty percent of the fund will go to the Superintendent of Public Institution to distribute based upon the various education codes, etc. Sixty percent goes to local governments based upon where it was collected with no guidance as to what they do with it.

California ranks 43rd in education in the nation showing no improvements, even though between the years of 2002 and 2016, voters have passed over $31 billion in school bonds. But wait, there's more! Newsom and the super majority democrat State Legislature just approved a $15 billion School Construction Bond for the November 2020 ballot even though the State of California has been reported to have a $21.5 billion surplus and looking at another $7 billion to be added next year.

Please be an educated and smart voter. And, if you want to sign the recall petition, you must be a registered voter. If you have moved, changed your name or want to change your party affiliation, then you need to re-register to vote.

Terry Gherardi

When the new State of Jefferson is formed, the Governor and the Legislators will be your employees and you will be the boss. They will have to answer to you for the jobs they are doing or not doing well because we will have the representation needed to finally have our voices heard.

Christmas Day 1776

It was the winter of 1776. It was cold and the army of George Washington was tired and the morale had almost hit rock bottom. There had been defeat after defeat in their war for independence. They were very much in need of a victory. Washington's army was slowly depleting, either from sickness or desertion.

Finally a plan had been devised to attack the Hessian outposts around Trenton. The men had gathered boats in the previous months to use mostly in a defensive measure, but they were ready!

Anticipating support from two other divisions, Washington's troops of 2.600 began crossing the Delaware River about 11 pm on Christmas Day. The conditions were harsh with sleet and a blinding snowstorm. This weather condition was too severe for the other divisions planning on joining Washington and could not cross.

The troops successfully reached Delaware just before dawn on December 26th, and the Hessians were defeated by the small single army. This victory was the needed morale booster and the American Revolution was revitalized to continue on and gain freedom.

We could learn from this in our own quest for the statehood of Jefferson. No matter what day it was, how bad the storm or how big the mountain, Washington's troops continued on knowing full well the importance of the outcome. They were fighting for their liberty, their freedom and the future of their families. Never give up the fight. The time has come for fifty-one!

Penny Garland

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone from the Newsletter Staff.
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:

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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.
A Huge Thank You to
Our Newsletter Staff
Ginny Rapini
Terry Gherardi
Penny Garland
Sally Rapoza

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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
5:30 PM Social time
Mt. Vernon Guild Hall
3185 Bell Rd

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
2nd & 4th Tuesday each month
Grizzly Rock Cafe
4905 North Golden State Blvd  

American Values SOJ
1st & 3rd Tuesday each month -
7 PM
Mountain Mike's Pizza
111 Maggs St, Oakdale

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
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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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