Democrats of Shasta County
The DCCSC is a locally controlled affiliate of the California Democratic Party, (CADEM), and the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Committee meetings are held at 6 pm on the 2nd Monday of every month. Our meetings will be held remotely during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Check our calendar for schedules and links.
Election Day: November 3, 2020
Message From Our Chair
The Democratic Central Committee of Shasta County categorically condemns systemic racism and violence against people of color, and the continuing killing and torture of innocent people by police and civil authorities.
With the knowledge and conviction that Black Lives Matter, the DCCSC supports a comprehensive review of law enforcement policies in Shasta County regarding use of force, and urges implementation of reforms that reflect the highest standards of humane conduct.
Crime rates in the US are at historic lows, with violent crimes accounting for only 5% of all crimes prosecuted. But despite the downward trend in violent crime nationwide, police spending on military-style weapons and training has increased exponentially.
We support a full evaluation of local public safety spending priorities, and pursuit of reforms that will balance the urgent needs of social programs, education and health care.
Unjust subjugation and cruelty has persisted in our country over centuries, and can no longer be tolerated. We can change the tide of history towards love, appreciation and compassion. Join us. Make your voices heard.
Diane Kinyon, Chairwoman
Democratic Central Committee of Shasta County
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Most people are not aware that Shasta County Public Health has been instrumental in managing the COVID-19 response for much of the North State. The County’s Health Lab is a regional center for COVID-19 Testing, aggregating tests, and data for several other counties. The county worked quickly to comply with the Governor’s shelter-in-place directives and helped to marshal the testing resources and capabilities of all the hospitals and clinics in the area. We commend Donnell Ewert, Health and Human Services Agency Director for his leadership during this difficult and challenging time for all health care workers.
We are very lucky to have three stellar regional candidates on the November 3 ballot.
Elizabeth Betancourt of Happy Valley will be running for Assembly District 1 for the third time in one year, after coming in as the top vote-getter in the August 2019 primary. Pamela Swartz was a late entrant into the March Primary for State Senate District 1, bringing a lot of enthusiasm and knowledge about North State issues as both a resident of Nevada County and a native of Redding. Audrey Denney of Chico is running for California Congressional District 1, with a background in agriculture both locally and internationally that makes her the perfect candidate to go toe to toe with the incumbent.
We encourage all Shasta County residents to register to vote by mail. As DNC spokeswoman Xochitl Hinojosa said, “Ensuring that Americans can vote during the COVID-19 crisis is fundamental to maintaining our democracy.”
Please use this link to register with Shasta County Elections for vote-by-mail.
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