Message from DCCSC Chair, Diane Kinyon

As we enter 2019, we find the President of the United States being investigated for being a Russian asset, and possible conspiracy to cover up Russia’s attack on our 2016 Election. The White House and Cabinet are being operated by a majority of “acting” employees, and the President is hiding notes about his meetings with Putin from his own staff.  The President’s cynical attacks on immigrants and people of color have resulted in a government shutdown that hurts everyone, and benefits no one. Serious and dangerous times in the USA.

Often in Shasta County, it seems like a grim task to change the balance of voter registration. But the 2018 Midterm Elections were a huge win for us, even though Audrey Denney won’t be going to Congress—yet.  Democrats across the United States flipped the House!  We won with Governors! We won state seats all over! We increased Democratic votes in every county in CD1. WE WON EVERYWHERE. And the fight to remove the monster continues, because we are on the right side of history.

Upcoming events:

January 14: DCCSC monthly meeting, 6 pm, 900 Locust Street, Redding

January 19: The Women’s March Redding, 10 am, Redding City Hall

January 21: MLK Day events include the Bell Ringing Ceremony at Old City Hall, Redding, beginning at 8 a.m., followed at 10:30 by the March from the Shasta County Court House to the MLK Center

January 27: DCCSC Annual Strategic Planning Meeting, 9-3, Win-River Casino

Dec 13 Deadline for AD1 Party Delegates – Election is Jan 13th!

ADEM Delegate applications now open.

We had a great election this Fall and now we need to elect new Delegates and E Board representatives to the California Democratic Party. In addition to the Delegates voted from each County Central Committee, and Delegates appointed by our candidates (one male and one female each appointed by Audrey Denney, Phillip Kim, Caleen Sisk and Sonia Aery), there will be 14 delegates elected in each assembly District. 7 men and 7 women will be elected from Assembly District 1, and the same number from Assembly District 3.  In addition, one Democratic party E Board Representative is elected from each Assembly District at these meetings.

Please share this with all the rosters and lists of Democrats to which you have access.
A cute video on the Delegate process: click here.

(Please note it is on YouTube, and the next video that plays refers to the 2017 election, then 2015…etc)

Note that when folks apply to run for Delegate, the campaign statement is listed as optional. Especially in AD1, this is actually very important as we will have simultaneous meetings and the campaign statements are our backup in case the electronic connection between the two sites should  fail. You will need to have your statement (no greater than about 500 words) ready before you apply, as it, and the $30 application fee are necessary at the time of application, and can not be added later.

      • Application is


The meeting times and details of these meetings will soon be posted on the CADEM site. See below the maps for this information.

The deadline to apply to be a delegate is fast approaching.
December 13th for AD1, and December 27th in AD3.

AD1’s meetings will take place January 13th at the IBEW Union Hall, 900 Locust St in Redding AND at the Seaman’s Lodge 423 Nimrod St, Nevada City simultaneously. The Redding meeting will be convened by Bill Monroe and Nevada City will be Convened by Cindy Ellsmore.

AD3’s meeting is January 27th at The ARC Pavilion, 2040 Park Ave, Chico  It will be convened by Bill Monroe.

The doors for all meetings will open at 12:30 PM, with candidate speeches starting at 1:00 and registration of voters and voting starting at 1:30 and taking place for two hours until 3:30 PM.
All voters must be registered Democrats, and this year this is no fee to vote. All candidates must have been Registered Democrats prior to the 2018 General Election, but voters at the meeting can register as Democrats on site.

For further details & rules please see the attached documents from CADEM.
Thank you…and see you at the ADEMS!
Bill Monroe, Regional Director Region 1E
530 636 5952

Our mailing address is:
C/o Bill Monroe

234 W 4th Ave, Chico CA 95926

Assembly District 1, Jan 13th
Two simultaneous meetings: Redding and Nevada City


Assembly District 3, Jan 27th
One meeting in Chico

• Costs associated with being a Delegate

Holiday Fundraiser at Riverfront Playhouse November 28!

Special performance Wednesday, November 28, 2018, to benefit the DCCSC!

Join us on Wednesday, November 28 at 7:30 at the Riverfront Playhouse for a live benefit performance of Miracle on 34th St! Tickets are $20 at the door, or contact the DCCSC at (530)355-6075 or (530)262-5721.

Riverfront Playhouse, 1620 E. Cypress Ave, Redding CA 96002

ELECTION NIGHT EVENT, Tuesday, November 6

Our Election Night event begins at 7 p.m. at the Labor Hall, 900 Locust Street, Redding, CA 96001. We will provide lasagna, chicken  and drinks. Others are welcome to bring a side dish!  We will have up to the minute results via Big Screen TV.  All are welcome to stop by and enjoy a refreshment.

• You may STILL register to vote in person at the Shasta County Registrar of Voters office, and at any polling place on election day, to be eligible to submit a provisional ballot.

• Shasta County polling sites will accept any Vote By Mail  (VBM) ballot brought in to their polling place, including from other counties, until the polls close at 8pm on Tuesday, November 6.

Thanks to all the volunteers who walked, talked, sent postcards, registered voters and worked in countless other ways to restore civility and conscience in public life.


DCCSC Founders’ Dinner 2018



Win-River Resort Casino


Special Guests Speakers:


Communications Director of the California Democratic Party (CADEM)…and Shasta County native!



Coordinator for Rural Areas, CADEM


The 2018 Annual Founders’ Dinner of the Democratic Central Committee of Shasta County will also feature local candidates, and First Responder Heroes from the City of Redding and Shasta County.

It will be a night to gather together in gratitude, and celebrate our community. Join us!


For tickets, click here:

For more information, email us at:

…or call (530)355-6075 or (530)262-5721.

Great memories from our 2017 Founders’ Dinner…

Attendees were happy to line up with Elizabeth Warren!

California State Treasurer John Chiang was the featured speaker in 2017

People of all ages showed up for our annual celebration!

Margaret Earnest – Democrat of the Year 2017


Honored Democrat for 2017 – Eddie McAllister, pictured with with his wife



























Greetings to Shasta County Voters!




The Democratic Central Committee of Shasta County has been working hard to turn our county back to Blue. Our top priorities are: Voter Registration, Voter Engagement and Getting Out The Vote.
At a recent canvassing training in June, over 50 people committed to walking door to door to engage Democrats, and listen to their concerns. During the hot summer months, we are also reaching out to neighbors by phone, and by mail. Our goal is to connect with voters in every precinct in our region, energize the electorate, and urge people to get out and Vote Democratic!


The November 2018 election is a turning point for Shasta County, and the nation. The Republican administration is putting affordable healthcare further out of reach, destroying trade relationships with our allies, widening the gap between wage earners and the super-rich, gutting environmental safeguards that ensure clean air and clean water, and separating families. We are more than ready for a blue wave!

Our committee meets the second Monday of each month at 6:00 PM, 900 Locust St, Redding, CA 96001. Guest speakers include current candidates, regional Democratic Party representatives, and members of the CD1 Alliance. All meetings are open to the public, so please join us!


Diane Kinyon

Chair, DCCSC


A Voter Engagement Workshop was held in June, sponsored by DCCSC and the CD1 Alliance, and drew over 50 attendees ready to register voters and walk precincts ahead of the November election.


DCCSC members meet in Redding after the June 2018 Primary


CD1 Congressional candidate Audrey Denney visits the DCCSC booth at the Shasta District Fair in May


Candidates speak with voters at the DCCSC booth at the Shasta District Fair in Anderson.

Greetings From Our New Chair, Diane Kinyon

Welcome all Democratic Central Committee Members, Alternates, Associates and Ex-Officos to our Committee!

As current Chair of the Committee, I am humbled to have this opportunity to welcome you and thank you for your commitment.   The past few years have been some of the best in current memory thanks to hard work of some dedicated Democrats. In the past twenty years Shasta County has become a “Red County” with majority Republicans registered. During that time, we were small and mighty, but it became more difficult to get Democratic candidates to run for offices, including our own Committee. In 2013, we were meeting in a rec room and passing the hat to buy stamps. The previous Chair, Rob Rowen, worked very hard to bring people in, to raise funds, and to right the ship, while running for State Senate himself.

2018 will see this Committee work toward the goal of turning our County back to Blue again that Rob championed and worked diligently to achieve. Voter Registration, Voter Engagement and Get Out The Vote are always the Big Three for Democrats and it is here, too.

But what does that mean? Should those be our priority for 2018? Or should we focus on reaching out to high school and college students with education about our Party? Or should we focus on chartering more Democratic Clubs? Or should we prioritize local candidate races? You represent your Democratic neighbors in Shasta County from voter registration to legislation, from Shasta County to Washington, DC. You are a very important part of the democratic process.

Everyone Has A Voice! We meet each month the second Monday at 6:00 PM at 900 Locust St, Redding where we have an office that will be open during campaign season. The Executive Board meets monthly, too. All meetings are open to the public. We have Standing Committees that assist with operations of our Committee. Also, we are making our presence visible again in Shasta County by attending Events and that takes volunteers.

We believe in diversity! We are for the People! We want all Democrats to feel welcome here. Thank you for joining! And my personal phone number is 530-355-6075 and I am here to help you with your questions.

In Solidarity,

Diane Kinyon