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SHASTAPALOOZA!

SHASTAPALOOZA!

September 20 @ 3:00 pm

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DCCSC General Meeting

DCCSC General Meeting

October 12 @ 6:00 pm

DCCSC General Meeting October 12, 2020, 6 PM

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The 2020 Election is Coming!

The 2020 Election is Coming!

November 3

More than 40% of local democrats missed voting in at least one Shasta County election in 2019, costing good candidates needed support. Join us in reaching out to voters in our virtual canvassing effort for 2020. Click here to volunteer your time, donate, or become an associate member of the DCCSC.

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Use Of Force Policy Resolution

On July 1, 2020, the Democratic Central Committee of Shasta County unanimously passed a resolution condemning the excessive use of force by law enforcement. A motion was then passed in favor of taking actions to increase public safety oversight in Shasta County, and advocate for training reform.The vote was made during a special meeting of the committee, held virtually, which began with Committee Chair Diane Kinyon calling for 8 minutes and 46 seconds of silence to honor George Floyd.  The Resolution and Action statement can also be found here. Use of Force Policy Resolution WHEREAS, we believe that Black Lives Matter, and in recognition of systemic racism and ongoing violence against people of color at the hands of law enforcement, and WHEREAS, we support our First Amendment right to peacefully protest and petition the government for a redress of grievances, and WHEREAS, there is a need for comprehensive review of local law enforcement policies regarding the use of force, and in reforms that reflect the highest standards of work ethics and human behavior, and WHEREAS, we believe such reforms require public partnerships, including input from local advocates for community policing reform, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that we support the establishment of a Public Safety Advisory Committees for all law enforcement agencies in Shasta County, and the subsequent enactment of laws, policies and procedures which will lead to a reduction in the use of force, and improved training. Motion The DCCSC believes effective changes to local public safety processes and procedures will reduce incidents of unnecessary use of force, and recommends the following actions: Support the creation of a Public Safety Advisory Committee for all law enforcement agencies in Shasta County.Review the guidelines in Campaign Zero’s The Use of Force Project, for possible recommendations.Request increased law enforcement education, including in-depth, critical thinking skills.Recommend enhanced training in de-escalation tactics.Improve networking and peer intervention to reduce the use of excessive force.Recommend the elimination of chokeholds. Support the use of body cameras for all law enforcement officers.Mobilize public support for public safety reform.The foregoing Motion was passed by the DCCSC on June 30, 2020

WHEREAS, we believe that Black Lives Matter, and in recognition of systemic racism and ongoing violence against people of color at the hands of
law enforcement, and

WHEREAS, we support our First Amendment right to peacefully protest and petition the government for a redress of grievances, and

WHEREAS, there is a need for comprehensive review of local law enforcement policies regarding the use of force, and in reforms that reflect the highest standards of work ethics and human behavior, and

WHEREAS, we believe such reforms require public partnerships, including input from local advocates for community policing reform,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that we support the establishment of a Public Safety Advisory Committees for all law enforcement agencies in Shasta County, and the subsequent enactment of laws, policies and procedures which will lead to a reduction in the use of force, and improved
training.

The Use of Force Policy Resolution # 20-2
was passed unanimously by the DCCSC on July 1, 2020

Our Candidates

Elizabeth Betancourt

Elizabeth Betancourt

Candidate for CA Assembly District 1

Pamela Swartz

Pamela Swartz

Candidate for CA Senate District 1

Audrey Denney

Audrey Denney

Candidate for CA Congressional District 1

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DCCSC Elects New Board for 2020

DCCSC Elects New Board for 2020

On July 13, 2020, the Democratic Central Committee of Shasta County began a new term by seating committee members and officers. The election of committee members and officers occurs every 4 years, following the State Presidential Primary election. Jenny Abbe was...

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Local Covid-19 Info

Local Covid-19 Info

Shasta County's COVID-19 Response Shasta County Public Health has been instrumental in managing the COVID-19 response for much of the North State. The county health lab is a regional center for COVID-19 testing, aggregating tests and data for several other Northern...

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Audrey Denney’s COVID-19 Community Check-In

Audrey Denney’s COVID-19 Community Check-In

CD1 Candidate Audrey Denney has started a volunteer program called the COVID-19 Community Check-In.  The Denney team has designed a way for volunteers to  reach out and connect—from the safety of their own homes—with some of the "most vulnerable and isolated in our...

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Betancourt on COVID-19

Betancourt on COVID-19

AD1 Candidate Elizabeth Betancourt spoke with DCCSC associate member Ed McCarthy about the effects of COVID-19 in a new  show called The MC on the DCCSC YouTube Channel. Read an article about Elizabeth below, or check out the whole interview. Betancourt on the...

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Pamela Swartz Outlines Campaign for State Senate

Pamela Swartz Outlines Campaign for State Senate

Pamela Swartz , Democratic candidate for California Senate District 1, appears on The MC in conversation with DCCSC Member Cork McGowan, on the topics of Covid-19, health care, the homeless crisis, expanding higher education options for rural California, and...

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