Volume 3 . Issue 11                    June 8, 2019

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

CFR Files Appeal Against California

On June 3, Citizens for Fair Representation (CFR) and other plaintiffs seeking constitutionality adequate political representation in the California State Legislature filed their opening brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in CFR v. California Secretary of State Alex Padilla.

The case was originally brought before Judge Kimberly J. Mueller of the federal district court for the Eastern District of California in Sacramento. Judge Mueller ruled CFR and the other plaintiffs had no 
standing” to bring the suit. CFR's legal team is composed of Alex

Kozinski, Scott Stafne, and Gary Zerman.  A copy of the brief filed with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals can be accessed on our website.

Now that we have entered the next process for our court case, we need your continued support to help  fund it. Also, we hope that county committees will schedule some fundraisers. You can make donations on the website or send your cash, check or money order to:

State of Jefferson Formation
P.O. Box 751
Palo Cedro CA 96073

Terry Gherardi

Burney Falls
Sundial Bridge
Meet the County: Shasta
by Janet Chandler

Shasta County was an early supporter of the State of Jefferson and is the hub of the North State. The county seat, Redding, sits at the junction of Interstate 5, going north and south, State Route 299, heading east and west, and State Route 44, an inviting road that leads east to Lassen National Park. These three highways give tourists options for beautiful sights in all four directions.

The history of Shasta County goes back to the Spanish land grants and the later claim of the area by Mexico. In 1844, Pierson B. Reading received a land grant for Rancho Buena Ventura and settled in the area that would eventually become Redding.

Shasta County is a tourist’s dream, so get on the bus and follow the route as we tour through the sights of this historic county. The prominent features of this area are the Sacramento River, the Shasta-Cascade Mountains, and the broad central valley. Dropping down the Sacramento River Canyon from the north on Interstate 5 will lead visitors to Shasta Lake, which has a 365-mile shore line, and Shasta Dam which creates the lake. These sites are popular with tourists and campers who enjoy the vast waters with camping, boating, swimming, and fishing. I-5 opens up into the head of the Sacramento Valley at Redding with its hiking trails, the historic Cascade Theater, motels, dining, shopping, and a vibrantly active chapter of the State of Jefferson! Farther south on I-5, is Anderson, which was founded on, and supported by the railroad line. Anderson is also the home of the Shasta County Fair. At the county’s southern border is historic Cottonwood which still maintains its original cattle ranching atmosphere.

To the west of Redding on 299W, which heads toward the Pacific Ocean, visitors will pass through an area that was devastated by the Carr fire in 2018. Whiskeytown Lake has been a popular spot for area residents, and time will mend its fire damage and eventually return it to its former inviting scenic location for swimming, picnicking, camping, and boating.

To the east, 299E winds its way out of the valley and into the mountains of Eastern Shasta County, where the elevation rises to 3000 feet and above. Passing through Round Mountain and Montgomery Creek, it is difficult to realize that this area was

almost totally burned by the Fountain Fire in 1992. The lush forest is proof that Mother Nature and Sierra Pacific can work together to heal the wounds. The town of Burney, nestled at the base of Mount Burney, is the first major town in what is known as the Intermountain Area (located between the volcanic peaks of Shasta and Lassen). Ten miles out of town is the beautiful and well-known McArthur-Burney Falls State Park. The falls are definitely worth a visit.

Farther east, the route separates at “four corners.” Heading south on State Route 89 allows visitors to enjoy the path of Hat Creek, famous for its trout fishing, as it flows out of the old lava flow area of Mount Lassen, which erupted several times in the early 20th century. There is also the burnt evidence of the Eiler Fire which spread through a wide swath of the Intermountain Area in 2014
. Continuing east on SR 299E brings the tour to the Fall River Valley. Agriculture and ranching are the primary activities in this area which is well known for strawberry plants, hay, wild rice, and mint. The town of McArthur is also the location of the popular Intermountain Fair over Labor Day every year.

As the Pitt River passes from the Klamath Valley, Modoc and into the Intermountain Area, it provides PG&E with numerous opportunities to build hydroelectric facilities as the Pitt works its way down through Lake Britton, and eventually into Shasta Lake. Another power addition has been the construction of dozens of windmills on Hatchet Ridge which can be seen from the valley, and are not such a welcome addition to the residents of the area.

Also on the east side of the valley, SR 44 leads to Shingletown which is beautifully surrounded by forest. This is not surprising since it was originally founded as a shingle camp where the residents made shakes for roofs. To the west of Redding is the town of Igo where the Northern California Veterans’ Cemetery is located, maintained by the state and built to honor our veterans from Northern California.

In Shasta County, all roads lead back to Redding, so we will end our tour at the Sundial Bridge that crosses the Sacramento River at Turtle Bay. Visit, explore, enjoy, and come back many times to this active and involved city that will be part of the State of Jefferson.

Statewide Rallies
for Trump


On Tuesday, June 18, President Trump will be formally announcing that he will be seeking his second term. This will take place at 8 pm at a huge rally in Orlando, Florida.

Here in California, efforts by a couple of groups are being coordinated to have rallies/gatherings on roadways, freeway overpasses and streets in each of the 58 counties across the state. This all happens at noon on June 18. This is a statewide conservative effort where participants are asked to fly Trump flags, hold up signs and for those in the 23 Jefferson counties also fly those Jefferson flags.

In reviewing this with some in the other counties, we all agree that we have come to a time when we have to stand up and support those candidates or elected officials who share our conservative values and principles. The re-election of President Trump is critical to the efforts of Citizens for Fair Representation/State of Jefferson, if for no other reason, Trump's continued appointments of conservative judges to our courts, and the U.S. Supreme Court. It is pretty safe to say that there will be another one or two vacancies on the SCOTUS over the next 6 years.

I am one of the team leaders for this effort and already have ladies from our Republican Women's Federated Clubs signed up to wave flags on overpasses in El Dorado County. I will be contacting both Jefferson County Committees and County Republican Committees and clubs to join in this effort. If you are unable to participate at noon get together with friends and plan a watch party that evening. If you wish more information, please feel free to contact me.

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:

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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
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
Sonora Re/Max Building, 207 S Washington Street
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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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