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


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    • Clare & Charles Hurst on May 18, 2018 at 2:29 pm
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    We are ardent democrats and are concerned to see an ACT BLUE site connected to our Shasta County Democratic site. ACT BLUE took several thousand dollars unauthorized from our credit cards before we discovered they were doing this last year. Fortunately, we were able to recover much of it through BankAmericard’s help. In our research during this problem, we learned this is a standard operating procedure of ACT BLUE. The so-called Democratic fund raising site particularly targets the accounts of elderly persons it seems too. In addition, we found out that the great majority of their funds do not go to the Democratic candidates and programs they claim to be funding but rather go to “ACT BLUE Technical Support”. Despite our many attempts to contact ACT BLUE directly during our difficulties, we got only run-around and deadend contact sites. According to our credit card holder (Bank of America) these unauthorized charges on credit cards by ACT BLUE are extremely common and amount to major money losses to innocent individuals who thought, as we did, that ACT BLUE was a legitimate and honest fund raising arm of the Democratic Party. ACT BLUE’S actions not only cause our Democratic candidates to lose money but it also causes a loss of faith in our party, since ACTBLUE is identified closely with the Democratic Party. It’s also caused us to reduce our overall donations to the party since we have been bilked by ACT BLUE. We are reluctant to trust most donation sites now. We thought our local party should be aware of this.

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