Action Items re: Las Vegas Massacre:
1) Text from your phone “Love Vegas” to 877-877 to speak to your member of Congress and urge them to support responsible gun laws.
Tell Reps. LaMalfa and McClintock that the NRA has gone too far. Ask them to speak out against “bump stocks”, devices that harnesses the recoil of a semiautomatic firearm to fire several shots in succession, mimicking automatic gunfire and effectively turning a weapon into a machine gun. And tell them that you support background checks for ALL gun sales.
2) Go to our website www.bradycampaign.org and sign our card and add a message of support for the people of Las Vegas. Our team will deliver the signatures.
3) Donate blood today to help the victims. Schedule your appointment today. Go to this website in order to find a place near you: http://www.redcross.org/give-blood
4) Call California Governor Jerry Brown today at 916-445-2841 to urge him to sign two gun bills on his desk:
AB 785 The Disarm Hate Act – Prevents criminals convicted of misdemeanor hate crimes from possessing firearms.
SB 536 Firearm Violence Research – Allows the Department of Justice to make its records available for gun-violence prevention research
#PrayforVegas #ENOUGH #DisarmHate
Becca, Amanda and Anke
Sacramento Valley/Nevada-Placer/Yolo Chapters
Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
AADC and Placer County Democratic Party hosted the first annual “Be the Change” Youth Talent Show at the General Gomez Arts & Events Center on Saturday, September 23rd to a standing room only crowd. Master of Ceremonies J Ross Parrelli did a fabulous job of engaging the audience and performing. Talent from all over the area (ages 13 to 25) amazed the audience with their performances around the theme “Be the Change” – from the Ghandi quote “Be the change you want to see in the world”.
1. SAVE THE DATES!
a. Brady Chapter Meeting on May 4th
Who: Nevada County Brady Chapter, Indivisible Women–Gun Safety and allied groups
When: Friday, May 4th
Time: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Place: The Open Book/Sierra Mountain Coffee Roasters (671 Maltman Dr., GV)
What: Update on national politics, elections, state legislation and more.
Our Brady Chapter Meetings are the First Friday of every Month.
b. Briefing for Students on Gun Violence – Plan to attend and show your support to students concerned about gun violence!
What: CA Youth to Speak Out on Gun Violence at Briefing
Who: High School Students, Assembly Public Safety Committee Chair Jones-Sawyer and other members of the California legislature
When: Thursday, May 17th
Time: 10:30 Press Event followed by Briefing
Place: State Capitol in Sacramento, North Steps (outside) for Press Event; Room 4202 for Briefing
c. California Chapters of the Brady Campaign Annual Conference
What: CA Brady Annual Conference
When: Saturday, October 6th (all day)
Where: Bay Area (near San Francisco Airport)
Stay tuned for more details!
SB 1092, which would have removed California’s prohibition on silencers, failed in the Senate Public Safety Committee – thank you for your emails to Committee members in opposition to the bill!
Friends of NRA event draw both sides of gun control debate – View photos HERE
Actually, Guns Do Kill People The research is now clear: Right-to-carry laws increase the rate of violent crime
Nevada-Placer Brady Chapter
While Trump and Republican Congressmen made lots of promises, their 2018 proposed budget funds massive tax breaks for the richest 1% of Americans and corporations and slashes programs that help working families. Is this what Trump voters believe will make America be great again? It seems it will only make the richest filthy rich again and further destroy America’s middle class.
Trump and the Republicans have really conned the Trump voters and are hurting the American people. To read more details of their 2018 budget proposal CLICK HERE.
SARSAS ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS OF JUNE 2017
Working with many individuals, agencies and groups, SARSAS has overseen salmon reaching Turkey Creek Golf Course where another NID dam, Hemphill Dam, blocks upstream migration.
Getting salmon some twenty-two miles up the Auburn Ravine to Hemphill Dam started with NOAA Special Agent Don Tanner working with SARSAS personnel to meet with dam owners to remind them flashboard dams must be removed no later than October 15 each year and stay down until April 15 so the Fall salmon run would have access to spawning grounds.
Working with the former General Manager Ron Nelson, in four years we were able to connect with six agencies and gather money from several sources and build a $1.2 M fish ladder over NID’s Lincoln Gauging Station in center of Lincoln, allowing the salmon two miles of spawning gravels, in which 300 salmon spawned the first year and many more each year thereafter. Nothing has been done on Auburn Ravine by NID since then.
South Sutter Water District was able to raise funds to install a fish screen over the Pleasant Grove Canal, about six miles downstream from Lincoln. This screen was installed in 2013 and, according to former SARSAS Board member Ron Ott, should prevent up to 90% of anadromous fishes returning to the Pacific from being entrained in the Canal. The dual conical, self-cleaning screen was built and installed by Daryll Hayes of ISI, Inc.
This installation means a very large percentage of Auburn Ravine smolt will be able to successfully reach the Sacramento River and swim to the Pacific Ocean to mature and return to Auburn Ravine to repeat their cycle.
NOAA Agent Tanner and SARSAS personnel met with the owners of the following dams and the owners agreed to comply to the September 15-April 15 flashboard diversions: the Coppin, Davis, Tom Glenn, Lincoln Ranch Duck Club, Aitken Ranch, Moore, Nelson Lane and the Lincoln Gauging Station.
The Scheiber Dam was removed just below Lincoln and Albert Scheiber installed a conical fish screen paying for it with his own money to prevent salmon entrainment into his canal.
Nevada Irrigation District is still stalling on installation of a fish ladder over the Hemphill Dam, in our judgment completely misusing $177K of taxpayer money granted to NID by CDFW for fish passage over Hemphill. NID submitted a grant application which was approved by CDFW to unnecessarily repeat studies already completely on Auburn Ravine and Hemphill for the sake of delaying Dam removal. SARSAS is exploring legal avenues to correct this problem.
NID is currently focused on building the highly unpopular Centennial Dam on Bear River. Even so, the NID Board of Directors voted at its June 2016 meeting to select Option 4 by Kleinschmidt Construction to remove the Hemphill Dam. The staff of NID under GM Remleh Scherzinger is now delaying saying the dam will not be removed until well into 2020. This delay is an attempt to avoid dealing with Nine Water Rights violations filed against NID by the FWN, hopefully forcing SARSAS to get FWN to remove the Nine Water Rights Protests. Scherzinger in a letter to FWN Negotiator Chris Shutes said when the Nine Water Rights violations were worked out, then NID would focus on removing Hemphill Dam.
He is deal making with taxpayer money and the lives of thousands of salmon and steelhead. Fish are prevented from reaching prime spawning gravels in Auburn Ravine while salmon and steelhead in California face extinction while NID fiddles.
Before salmon can reach Wise Powerhouse, located one mile downstream from Auburn, NID must complete work on removing Hemphill Dam and either removing or providing fish passage over its largest dam on the Auburn Ravine, the Gold Diversion Dam and its Canal.
Once these two dams are addressed, salmon can then reach the richest spawning grounds on the Auburn Ravine. Auburn Ravine, according to a fish count done by California Department of Fish and Game in 2005, has an average of 7,000 salmonids per mile, making it one of the richest streams in Northern California. Opening Auburn Ravine fully to salmon and steelhead spawning would allow thousands of spawnings each year helping to prevent salmon extinction in California.
Once NID’s two dams, Hemphill and Gold Hill, have fish passage installed, the salmon and steelhead can reach Wise Powerhouse, one mile downstream from the City of Auburn.
Once SARSAS finishes getting salmon to Auburn, it will focus its attention of Coon Creek and get the salmon at least to Hidden Falls Regional Park near Auburn.
SARSAS North Ravine Restoration Coordinator Robert Hane is doing miracle work on North Ravine making a prime spawning tributary of Auburn Ravine for salmon and steelhead spawning.
SARSAS is using everything it has to get salmon into the two parks in Auburn as soon as humanly possible. For more information bout SARSAS, click HERE.