Democrats Of Shasta County https://democratsofshastacounty.org DCCSC - Democratic Central Committee of Shasta County Wed, 19 Aug 2020 16:56:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 https://democratsofshastacounty.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cropped-favicon-32x32.png Democrats Of Shasta County https://democratsofshastacounty.org 32 32 DCCSC passes a Resolution on the need for Masks and Social Distancing https://democratsofshastacounty.org/local/dccsc-passes-a-resolution-on-the-need-for-masks-and-social-distancing/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=dccsc-passes-a-resolution-on-the-need-for-masks-and-social-distancing Wed, 19 Aug 2020 16:56:29 +0000 https://democratsofshastacounty.org/?p=3001 A majority of DCCSC members approved a resolution on Monday, August 10, 2020, asking the Shasta County Board of Supervisors and other county municipalities to enforce federal and state laws […]

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A majority of DCCSC members approved a resolution on Monday, August 10, 2020, asking the Shasta County Board of Supervisors and other county municipalities to enforce federal and state laws and mandates promoting the use of masks and social distancing in public during the Covid-19 pandemic. Public health is put at risk by people who flaunt safety guidelines and mandates. This resolution asks local law enforcement to enforce mask mandates, and defend businesses that abide by safety standards intended to stop community spread of the deadly virus. 

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Resolution No. 3-20 – Enforcing Public Health Guidelines on Mask Wearing and Social Distancing https://democratsofshastacounty.org/resolutions/resolution-no-3-20-enforcing-public-health-guidelines-on-mask-wearing-and-social-distancing/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=resolution-no-3-20-enforcing-public-health-guidelines-on-mask-wearing-and-social-distancing Wed, 19 Aug 2020 16:51:43 +0000 https://democratsofshastacounty.org/?p=2996 THE DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF SHASTA COUNTY (DCCSC) THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION SUPPORTS THE USE OF MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING IN ALL PUBLIC PLACES WITHIN SHASTA COUNTY DUE TO THE COVID-19 […]

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THE DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF SHASTA COUNTY (DCCSC)

THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION SUPPORTS THE USE OF MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING IN ALL PUBLIC PLACES WITHIN SHASTA COUNTY DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, URGING COMPLIANCE WITH ALL STATE RECOMMENDATIONS AND MANDATES.

THE RESOLUTION ENCOURAGES COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL OFFICIALS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT TO SUPPORT THOSE PROPERTY OWNERS AND BUSINESSES WHO COMPLY WITH STATE AND COUNTY LAWS BY IMPLEMENTING MASK REQUIREMENTS.

WHEREAS, by August 4, 2020, California had 519,427 confirmed cases of COVID-19, resulting in 9,501 deaths and with a rate of over 7,554 new confirmed cases each day,

WHEREAS, the Covid-19 pandemic has put the health, well-being and safety of the citizens of Shasta County in clear, intimate risk and danger,

WHEREAS, On June 18, 2020, The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued an order that people in California must wear face masks or coverings in any public indoor space, or outdoors while in public spaces where maintaining a physical distance of 6-feet from persons who are not members of the same household or residence is not feasible, (updated July 29, 2020),

WHEREAS, On March 4, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-25-20, requiring social distancing of 6-feet per person and face masks or coverings during the Covid-19 Pandemic, extended through September 30, 2020,

WHEREAS, On March 19, 2020, the CDPH stated all indoor or outdoor gatherings larger than 250 people should be postponed or canceled, 

WHEREAS, On April 1, 2020, and on June 18, 2020, the CDPH released clear guidance regarding the use of face masks or coverings by the general public indoors and outdoors, and augmented on July 13, 2020,

WHEREAS, the CDPH and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recommended that everyone wear masks when in public to curb the spread of COVID-19 in all indoor environments where they are exposed to non-household members, and distancing of 6-feet or more cannot be assured, and on July 7, 2020 provided additional risk assessment of outdoor gatherings,

WHEREAS, the Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency(HHS) has reported an “alarming” health risk concern regarding both indoor and outdoor social gatherings and stated that, “some of our local cases of COVID-19, including hospitalizations, have resulted from faith gatherings, and it’s critical that our faith community leaders continue to offer safe services that follow the state guidelines,” and reported on July 23, 2020 that a non-permitted gathering did not follow state guidelines and the event put our community at risk for these reasons:

  • Social distancing of six feet between unrelated persons was not practiced, and there was much physical touching
  • The outdoor venue chosen for the event could not accommodate the number of attendees and maintain social distancing
  • Wearing of face coverings was not practiced in the absence of social distancing
  • A concert was performed by someone who traveled here from outside the area

WHEREAS, the Shasta County HHS reported that due to violations of disease control principles, attendance at the aforementioned event placed individuals at risk of COVID-19, and that anyone who attended the gathering should self-quarantine for 14 days, be tested, and monitor for symptoms,

WHEREAS, the Shasta County Board of Supervisors and all local Government bodies within the county have a legal and ethical duty to protect the Health and Welfare of its citizens,  

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that to help curb the spread of COVID-19, and protect the health and welfare of all citizens in Shasta County, the DCCSC recommends:

  1. The Shasta County Board of Supervisors strongly encourage all places besides personal residences in Shasta County, including businesses, workplaces, retail stores, places of worship, schools, healthcare facilities and all public and private parks, to require the use of masks or facial coverings, and to follow social distance guidelines issued by the State of California and by the County of Shasta.
  2. The Shasta County Board of Supervisors in concert with Shasta County HHS develop a plan to implement and enforce County Health, CDPH and CDC recommendations and mandates related to the Covid-19 Pandemic that will include the issuance of warnings, followed by misdemeanor ticketing for non-compliance.
  3. The Shasta County Supervisors update and implement all mandates issued by the State of California intended to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
  4. In the spirit of mutual aid, that Shasta County Sheriff’s Office and the City of Redding Police Department work with all county law enforcement and health care agencies and institutions to enforce all laws and mandates regarding public indoor and outdoor activities as they relate to Covid-19.
  5. All county law enforcement agencies pledge to provide assistance to the public and to businesses when individuals refuse to comply with the safety standards established by the business or property owner, as allowed by California Law.

Res. 3-20 was passed by majority vote of the Democratic Central Committee of Shasta County on August 10, 2020

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DCCSC Elects New Board for 2020 https://democratsofshastacounty.org/uncategorized/dccsc-elects-new-board-for-2020/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=dccsc-elects-new-board-for-2020 Wed, 15 Jul 2020 20:48:38 +0000 https://democratsofshastacounty.org/?p=2586 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 […]

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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 elected to replace the retiring Chair, Diane Kinyon, and Kinyon was affirmed to serve as the new Treasurer.

Officers now include: Jenny Abbe, Chair; Will Pasley, 1st Vice Chair; Cheryl McKinley, 2nd Vice Chair; Elsa Carcamo, Secretary; Diane Kinyon, Treasurer; Linda Miller, Assistant Treasurer; Cork McGowan, Parliamentarian.

All District Members are listed here: DCCSC Committee Members

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Use Of Force Policy Resolution https://democratsofshastacounty.org/resolutions/use-of-force-policy-resolution/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=use-of-force-policy-resolution Wed, 08 Jul 2020 01:56:30 +0000 https://democratsofshastacounty.org/?p=2538 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 […]

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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:

  1. Support the creation of a Public Safety Advisory Committee for all law enforcement agencies in Shasta County.
  2. Review the guidelines in Campaign Zero’s The Use of Force Project, for possible recommendations.
  3. Request increased law enforcement education, including in-depth, critical thinking skills.
  4. Recommend enhanced training in de-escalation tactics.
  5. Improve networking and peer intervention to reduce the use of excessive force.
  6. Recommend the elimination of chokeholds. 
  7. Support the use of body cameras for all law enforcement officers.
  8. Mobilize public support for public safety reform.The foregoing Motion was passed by the DCCSC on June 30, 2020

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Local Covid-19 Info https://democratsofshastacounty.org/issues/local-covid-19-info/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=local-covid-19-info https://democratsofshastacounty.org/issues/local-covid-19-info/#respond Wed, 22 Apr 2020 18:22:00 +0000 http://democratsofshastacounty.org/?p=1210 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 […]

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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 counties. They worked quickly to comply with Governor Newsom’s shelter-in-place directives, and helped to marshal the testing resources and capabilities of the hospitals and clinics in the area.

Please click here for more information on Covid-19 in our county:

SHASTA READY

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DCCSC Resolution #1 2019 https://democratsofshastacounty.org/resolutions/dccsc-resolution-1-2019/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=dccsc-resolution-1-2019 Fri, 20 Sep 2019 04:09:00 +0000 https://democratsofshastacounty.org/?p=2576 The Democratic Central Committee of Shasta County Supports An Impeachment Inquiry Of President Donald Trump. WHEREAS, the Democratic Central Committee of Shasta County have determined that, without regard to rule […]

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The Democratic Central Committee of Shasta County Supports An Impeachment Inquiry Of President Donald Trump.

WHEREAS, the Democratic Central Committee of Shasta County have determined that, without regard to rule of law in America, Donald Trump, both directly and indirectly has, in the past and does so currently, orchestrated and engaged in the cruel and illegal treatment of people of color, including disregard for the established precedent of Flores v. Reno (1997). Trump ordered taking nearly 1,000 migrant children from their parents at the U.S. – Mexico border after a United States District Judge ordered the United States government to sharply curtail the practice of splitting up families more than a year ago, then placing tens of thousands of children, women and men into packed inhumane, unsanitary cages indefinitely without clearly established due process of law; and

Whereas, the Mueller Report was unable to exonerate or otherwise clear Donald Trump of a crime or collaboration to commit a crime with a foreign country during the 2016 United States Election, the Report recognized and did report ten counts of obstruction of justice to cover up the collaboration and over thirty indictments of Trump’s close staff and advisors; and,

Whereas, Donald Trump has recently 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.

WHEREAS, the Democratic Central Committee of Shasta County determines that in direct violation of the Central Committee’s ethics and affirmative regard for law, Donald Trump, both directly and indirectly has, in the past and does so currently, orchestrated and engaged in acts of poor governance unbecoming of a president, including racism, sexism, hate, fear mongering, homophobia, religious discrimination, acts of violence, directed subordinates to commit crimes under promise of impunity and pardons, destruction of our environment, the erosion of voting rights, insertion of inequitable monetary policy into the United States Of America’s economic system and tax code; and

WHEREAS, the majority of the Democratic Caucus in the United States House of Representatives have stated a support for an Impeachment Inquiry of Donald Trump under Article 1. Of The US Constitution; and

WHEREAS, two-thirds of Democratic Voters in the United States believe Congress should launch impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump; and

WHEREAS, major Democratic 2020 Presidential Candidates support a United States House of Representatives Impeachment Inquiry;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that The Democratic Central Committee of Shasta County supports Congressperson Jerrold Nadler (New York’s 10th congressional district), Chairperson United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, in The Invocation of, and Procedures of, an Impeachment Inquiry Of President Donald Trump, under Article 1. of The US Constitution; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that The Democratic Central Committee of Shasta County will send this resolution to all members of the United States House of Representative Judiciary Committee and to Nancy Pelosi (California’s 12th District) – Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Authored by Christian Gardinier, and Will Pasley, Members Democratic Central Committee of Shasta County; Dated 8/22/2019; authors accepted changes 9/2/19; presented to full committee on 9/9/19 with recommended changes from Executive Board Approved by DCCSC with typo correction. Corrected 9/10/19 dk 

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Audrey Denney’s COVID-19 Community Check-In https://democratsofshastacounty.org/issues/audrey-denneys-covid-19-community-check-in/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=audrey-denneys-covid-19-community-check-in https://democratsofshastacounty.org/issues/audrey-denneys-covid-19-community-check-in/#respond Thu, 16 Apr 2020 20:11:25 +0000 http://dianek.sg-host.com/?p=2051 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 […]

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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 communities to offer them comfort, and direct them to available resources.” As Audrey added,  “We have been through crises before, and it has made us stronger and more connected, and we will do that again.

To sign up and connect with residents in Shasta County, go to Audrey’s volunteer page on her website, or click on the box below:

COVID-19 Community Check-In

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Betancourt on COVID-19 https://democratsofshastacounty.org/issues/betancourt-on-covid-19/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=betancourt-on-covid-19 https://democratsofshastacounty.org/issues/betancourt-on-covid-19/#respond Thu, 16 Apr 2020 20:15:38 +0000 http://dianek.sg-host.com/?p=2050 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 […]

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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 COVID Crisis: A Test for Society

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Pamela Swartz Outlines Campaign for State Senate https://democratsofshastacounty.org/candidate/pamela-swartz-outlines-campaign-for-state-senate/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=pamela-swartz-outlines-campaign-for-state-senate Fri, 08 May 2020 22:54:35 +0000 https://dianek.sg-host.com/?p=2294 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 […]

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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 promoting forestry health and products.A Nevada City entrepreneur, Swartz was raised in Redding and is a graduate of UC Berkeley in Forestry and Natural Resources. Motivated by her own battle with chronic acne as an adolescent, she developed a therapeutic skin care company which she’s been running successfully for 30 years.  She also is a certified “barefoot horse trimmer.”Swartz highlighted the issues she would advocate for if elected. “I would be pounding my fist on the table for single-payer healthcare throughout all of California,” she said, citing her own insurance costs as an example. “And I will be pushing hard to have a biomass facility every 150 miles in our district to help with fire mitigation, and reduce homeowners insurance.”  She also advocates for rural broadband, and the US Postal Service.

It doesn’t matter if you’re red or blue. I think there’s a certain level of humanity that we’re all feeling and experiencing in this scary and uncertain time, so that gives me hope.”

During the Covid-19 Pandemic, she’s been heartened to see how people are stepping up. “They’re calling on their neighbors to check on how they’re doing; they’re making masks; they’re going grocery shopping for each other. It doesn’t matter if you’re red or blue. I think there’s a certain level of humanity that we’re all feeling and experiencing in this scary and uncertain time, so that gives me hope.”She shares many of the frustrations of local residents, and feels that Northeastern California has not been well represented at the State level. “I’m spending thousands of dollars a year on health care premiums,” she said, and was among many foothill residents whose homeowners insurance got cancelled after devastating fires. “I thought, there’s nobody looking out for me,” she said. “Over the past 30 some odd years, our district has been red. It’s time that we have some really solid representation, someone who’s not part of the system, but wants to go in and represent the people.”She is supportive of Governor Newsom’s leadership in making California the first state to institute shelter-in-place orders.  “He is following the science, and we have flattened the curve. I commend all Californians, and thank them for doing that. I know it’s a hassle, I know it’s economically challenging, but we’re saving lives, there’s no question we’ve been saving lives.”This part of rural Northern California has been fortunate not to experience large surges, she said, “but there’s no question that the virus is in our population. We don’t know who’s had it, who’s been exposed to it, we don’t know who’s carrying it. There needs to be a lot more testing, and I’ve been pushing for that, just like the governor has. We need to get that testing done so we know what we’re dealing with.”

Acknowledging the deep financial suffering many residents are experiencing, she sees the crisis as an opportunity to advocate for change. “Going back to normal,” she said, would mean people still being unable to put food on their table, afford health insurance, or send their kids to college. “I want a better normal,” she said. Her opponent, State Senator Brian Dahle, she said, has not been an effective advocate.“I am a working class person, I’m not coming from money, and I don’t have special interests funding my campaign,” she said. “It is people-powered, grassroots powered, and I’m extremely proud to say that.”  She challenged voters to, “give somebody new a shot,” adding, “I’m definitely a fresh voice.”

Pamela Swartz on The MC

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Save the U.S. Postal Service! https://democratsofshastacounty.org/issues/save-the-u-s-postal-service/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=save-the-u-s-postal-service Thu, 16 Apr 2020 21:53:16 +0000 http://dianek.sg-host.com/?p=1839 Postal workers are essential workers on the frontlines of the crisis, delivering information, packages, and service to the American people. We cannot afford to let calls for privatization and unrealistic […]

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Postal workers are essential workers on the frontlines of the crisis, delivering information, packages, and service to the American people. We cannot afford to let calls for privatization and unrealistic benchmarks usurp this basic Constitutional right.

The Facts

The USPS is not a private enterprise, but a service mandated in Article One of the Constitution, run by a board, which is appointed by the President. National mail delivery plays a critical role in the American economy that is too often overlooked. The Postal Service is specifically designed to provide universal delivery: from the Aleutian Islands of Alaska to Key West, and from northern Minnesota to Brownsville, TX.

During the Covid Pandemic, and in future potential crises, the right to vote in free and fair elections will likely hinge on the ability of the Postal Service to continue to serve all our communities efficiently.

The U.S.P.S. Needs Meaningful Relief

The recently enacted CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) did not provide any additional funding for the Postal Service, but only allowed it to borrow up to an additional $10 billion. This increased authority is insufficient, and may only provide enough funds to enable the USPS to operate through the end of the summer. The agency’s projected budget shortfall is due to a number of factors, including a possible 50% decline in mail volume between now and the end of the year due to Covid-19.

In contrast to the USPS, the CARES Act provided $50 billion in grants to the airline industry alone – the equivalent of more than $110,00 per employee. Nearly 26% of Americans used “vote by mail” in the 2018 mid-term elections, a number projected to significantly increase for the 2020 elections. The Postal Service is the agency that will ensure Americans have the ability to exercise their right to vote in the upcoming presidential election.

Please Ask your Legislators to Act NOW!

In the next Covid Relief bill, Congress should insist on:

  1. A minimum of $25 billion in direct appropriations;
  2. Elimination of outstanding debt owed by the USPS to the Department of
    Treasury; and,
  3. Authorization to borrow up to $15 billion from the Treasury

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