Shasta County Caucus May 11

DCCSC Organizational Caucus

Monday April 13, 2020 6-8 pm

Postponed to May 11, 2020 6-8 PM

900 Locust Street  Redding, CA 96001


All Shasta County Democrats are welcome to caucus to elect a new Democratic Central Committee of Shasta County. A new Central Committee is seated every four years, following the Presidential Primary Election.

The Democratic Central Committee of Shasta County (DCCSC) is a locally controlled affiliate of the California Democratic Party, composed of General Members, Ex-Officio Members, Alternate Members, and Associate Members.  The Caucus will be held on Monday, May 11, 2020 at 6 pm at the IBEW Hall at 900 Locust St., Redding.

General Members will be elected to fill positions in the following districts: 

Supervisor District 1: 4 seats

Supervisor District 2: 3 seats

Supervisor District 3: 3 seats

Supervisor District 4: 4 seats

Supervisor District 5: 4 seats

Once seated, the General Members will elect officers to serve in the coming 4-year term.

The Democratic Party in Shasta County is committed to increasing voter participation, giving a voice to working families, and bringing progressive change to the community.  If you are interested in becoming involved, and are a registered Democrat, please join us. This caucus is an exercise in local democracy, and we encourage all Democrats to participate.


Calendar of Events

THURS MARCH 26  5 PM – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED Audrey Denney Chili Feed  Methodist Church, 1825 East St., Redding. Check this website for notices about rescheduled events.

SUN MARCH 29 2PM  THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. Roy Zimmerman in Concert  Redding Library Community Room, 1100 Parkview, Redding

MON APRIL 6  6 pm DCCSC Executive Board meeting

MON APRIL 13  6 pm Monthly Meeting- CANCELLED

MON APRIL 20  6 PM POSTPONED 3rd MONDAY ISSUES FORUM: WATER FORUM with Film: “Treading Water,” and discussion.

MON May 4  6 pm DCCSC Executive Board meeting

THURS MAY 7  5 PM – Elizabeth Betancourt Chili Feed  Methodist Church, 1825 East St., ReddingMON

MON MAY11   6 pm Monthly Meeting- Organizational Caucus, 900 Locust St, Redding

Longtime DCCSC Member Marsha Lakmann

Marsha Lakmann, right, with candidate Delaine Eastin.

Marsha Lakmann 1948-2020

Marsha Joan Lakmann (Givens) age 71 of Anderson, CA passed away while at home unexpectedly on February 25, 2020.

Marsha Joan Givens was born in Corvallis, Oregon on September 3, 1948 to Everett Ellis Givens and Phyllis Lou Haworth. She grew up the middle child with her older brother Everett and her younger sisterJanice, spending most of her childhood in Arcata, Ca. When Marsha was a young woman her parents divorced and her mother remarried Frank Schmidt. She soon was blessed with yet another sibling, youngest brother Allan.

Marsha graduated from Arcata High School in 1966 with many academic
achievements including awards in History and Public speaking of which she was very proud. Marsha valued education and saw it as the door to a better life through which anyone could walk. In 1967 she met Roger Dubreuil and on April Fools day they were married in his hometown of Biddeford, Maine. That same year she became pregnant with her only child Roxanne and began what would be a lifelong career at Pacific Bell/ AT&T beginning as an operator and eventually retiring as an attendant in the Main Frame with 40 plus years on the job. Along with pride in her job she was a proud member of the Communication Workers of America union.

The family bought a home and moved to Happy Valley in 1975 where Marsha remained until her passing. The couple were divorced in 1981 but she found love again when she met and married Larry Lakmann and with Larry she not only found love but also a love for fishing and the outdoors. They remained together until his passing in 2000. After raising her daughter, she went on to have 3 beautiful Grandkids whom she adored and 5 beautiful Great-Grandchildren that brought her so much joy and who became some of the most important people in her life.

She was a dedicated member of the Redding Peggers, her Cribbage Club, and played golf for
the Showboat bar for many years. In her later years she loved to travel and was planning a trip this
summer with her favorite cousin Sharon to Colorado for their family reunion.

She was a supporter of democratic ideals, with her daughter by her side she served as the former vice president and current treasurer of the Shasta County Democratic Women’s Club as well as a member of the Democratic Central Committee of Shasta County. She took part in many local political events especially in those advocating for the rights of women. Before her passing, she was to march with the “Raging Grannies’ ‘ in this year’s Women’s March.

Marsha lived a full and amazing life and although she had her share of
rough times and painful losses, she always weathered the storm remaining strong and steadfast, a rock
for her family and friends. Her spirit was like wildfire, it quietly spread through everyone she touched.
“Quiet” was a word often used to describe her but when the situation required it she had a very strong
and often loud voice that was meaningful, valuable and full of wisdom.

Marsha was preceded in death by her parents, Everett Givens and Phyllis Schmidt, and her Step-Father
Frank Schmidt, as well as her Husband Larry Lakmann. She is survived by her only daughter Roxanne
Crane, of Happy Valley, her 3 Grandchildren Angela Steffensen of Yreka, Michael Sims of Anderson and
Gabriella Calvery of Happy Valley, 2 Great-Granddaughters Maddison and Olivia Marlton and 3 Great
Grandsons Tyler, Alex and Connor Sims. She is also survived by her brother Evertt Givens (Deborah) of
Eugene, Ore, her Sister Janice Crossland (Donald) of Coos Bay, Ore and her brother Allan Schmidt (Jan) of
Eureka, Ca as well as nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.








Pamela Swartz – State Senate District 1













Elizabeth Betancourt – Assembly District 1







Audrey Denney – CA Congressional Dist. 1



Janice Powell – Shasta County Supervisorial District 4








On December 17, Redding turned out 300 strong for a nationwide Impeachment Rally. The local protest was organized by members of the Democratic Central Committee of Shasta County.

On December 18, 2019, Congress passed 2 articles of Impeachment on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

The DCCSC supports our Democratic representatives in Congress for their principled and courageous acts in defense of the Constitution of the United States.

Statement in Support of Impeachment

The Democratic Central Committee adopted a resolution on September 9, 2019 favoring an impeachment inquiry. The resolution states that among other lawless acts, the President “expressed intent to collaborate with foreign countries during the 2020 elections; and continues repeated flagrant and repeated violations of the emolument’s clause and his personal enrichment from foreign governments during his presidency.”

The Committee sent the message to lawmakers in Washington, citing evidence of conduct it views as intolerable in a country’s chief executive.  At the time, Democratic Central Committee Chair Diane Kinyon wrote: “Impeachment is a long procedural process which may not result in removal prior to 2020, but we feel it is important to take a stand against the continued callousness and corruption of this administration.”

Click below for full text of the Resolution:

DCCSC Resolution #1 – 2019


Youth Climate Strike!




A protest in front of Redding City Hall on Friday, September 20 was led by students from “Chrysalis Catalyst for Change,”  and drew several hundred supporters, including student activists and speakers.

They are making their voices heard on climate issues!

Let your legislators know: we won’t stop fighting to save our planet.




DCCSC Resolution on Impeachment Inquiry

Statement in Support of an Impeachment Inquiry

On Monday, September 9, 2019, the Democratic Central Committee of Shasta County voted to send a resolution to the US Congress endorsing an impeachment inquiry into the conduct of President Donald Trump. The Committee sent a message to lawmakers in Washington, citing evidence of conduct it views as intolerable in a country’s chief executive. “Impeachment is a long procedural process which may not result in removal prior to 2020, but we feel it is important to take a stand against the continued callousness and corruption of this administration,” said Democratic Central Committee Chair Diane Kinyon. “Voters should know that elections have consequences, and that there are rational and positive alternatives to the challenges we face.”

Click below for full text of the Resolution:

Sign the Redding Tree Ordinance Petition!

Let our city planners and council members know we want improved guidelines for preserving our native trees.

Click here to sign the petition on-line, or get more information:

Audrey for Congress 2020!


Audrey for Congress 2020! 

Our Redding Kick-off was a great success!

Please check out Audrey’s website, and DONATE!