Democrats win races across the country

Democrats won not just in New Jersey and Virginia but up and down the ticket across the country. Voters handily rejected the Trump-Pence agenda by electing Democrats in states and even districts that Donald Trump won last year. Democrats are moving forward, we (and voters) have put 2016 behind us. See the proof:

Virginia

Ralph Northam is the governor-elect, Justin Fairfax is lieutenant governor-elect, and Mark Herring was re-elected attorney general.

Democrats flipped at least 14 House of Delegate seats including:

  • Jennifer Carroll Foy (HD-02)
  • Wendy Goodits (HD-10)
  • Chris Hurst (HD-12)
  • Danica Roem (HD-13)
  • Kelly Fowler (HD-21)
  • Elizabeth Guzman (HD-31)
  • David Reid (HD-32)
  • Kathy Tran (HD-42)
  • Lee Carter (HD-50)
  • Hala Ayala (HD-51)
  • Karrie Delaney (HD-67)
  • Dawn Adams (HD-68)
  • Schuyler VanValkenberg (HD-72)
  • Deborah Rodman (HD-73)

New Jersey

Democrats flipped the governor’s seat from red to blue by electing Phil Murphy and Sheila Oliver.

Vin Gopal flipped New Jersey’s 11th Senate District from red to blue.

North Carolina

Democrats flipped 2 mayoral seats by electing Vi Lyles in Charlotte and Mitch Colvin in Fayetteville.

New Hampshire

Democrats flipped the Manchester mayoral seat by electing Joyce Craig.

Democrats flipped one seat in the New Hampshire House of Representatives by electing Erika Connors to the Hillsborough County District 15 and held the Sullivan County District 1 by electing Brian Sullivan.

Florida

Democrats re-elected Mayor Rick Kriseman to be the mayor of St. Petersburg.

Massachusetts

Democrats re-elected Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.

New York

Democrats re-elected New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Georgia

Democrats flipped two House districts by electing Deborah Gonzalez (HD-117) and Jonathan Wallace (HD-119).

Michigan

Democrats held Michigan’s 109th House District by electing Sara Cambensy.

Sabrina Singh, Deputy Communications Director

singhs@dnc.org, 310-703-3869, @sabrinasingh24

2017 Fall Fundraiser a huge success!

Christine Pelosi, Chair of the California Democratic Party’s Women’s Caucus and Derek Cressman, author of “When Money Talks” spoke on the topic of “How California Can Lead the Nation”.

Marty Walters, CD1 Candidate

Congressional Candidates (CD1 running against Republican Doug LaMalfa), Jessica Holcombe and Marty Walters, gave an update on their campaigns.  Tomas Evangelista, Dreamer, spoke in support of DACA.

Jessica Holcombe, CD1 candidate

Las Vegas Massacre – Action Items

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
530-432-2171
CABrady@live.com
www.bradycampaign.org/CA

Outstanding talent at “Be the Change” Talent Show September 23rd – Placer County youth (13 to 25)

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”.  

AADC is now planning a 2018 “Be the Change” Youth Talent Show.  Date to be announced.

Auburn shows support for Dreamers. Love trumps hate!

September 2nd March & Rally in Auburn to support Dreamers!

Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence – ACTION PLAN

1. A gun show at the Nevada City Elks Lodge is scheduled for this weekend.  The space rental by the gun show promoter was made a year ago, but signs about the gun show started popping up last week.  The Elks have been receiving calls both in support and in opposition to the gun show; they may be regretting their decision to rent their space for the show.  Nevada City Elks need to hear more from us:

 Please call Nevada City Elks at 530-265-4920 and say that you do not want gun shows to be held in our community.  We need to make sure this the LAST gun show in Nevada County.

2. DIE-IN for gun reform at Congressman Tom McClintock’s Roseville Office.

 When: Tuesday, June 12 at 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Place: 2200A Douglas Blvd Unit 240 Roseville, CA 95661   See MAP 

In remembrance of the 2nd anniversary of the Pulse shooting in Orlando, Florida, and in solidarity with the National Die-in and other die-in’s happening nationwide, students will be holding a die-in at Congressman McClintock’s Roseville office to call attention to his voting record on gun issues, the $95,156 he has accepted from the NRA, and the overall federal legislative inaction on gun violence. The die-in will begin at 12pm and will last for 12 minutes, 760 seconds which is the number of people that have died in a mass shooting since Pulse. People will be gathering at 11:15 and are encouraged to bring signs to help call attention to the event.

Placer County Members: Let’s support these students!  Nevada County: Email your interest on carpooling to Roseville.

3. Save the Dates!

June 10 – Brady Booth at Sacramento Pride Festival this Sunday, 11am – 5pm.  Stop by our table at booth # 520 on the Capitol Mall in Sacramento (500 block west of the Capitol)

July 6 – Nevada-Placer Brady Chapter Meeting (12:30 – 1:30 pm) at Open Book in Grass Valley

September 23 Concert Across America to End Gun Violence 2018 in Sacramento

October 13 & 14 – California Brady Chapters Annual Conference in Stockton followed by day of campaigning for key races before the midterm elections

Auburn Area Democrats and Indivisibles make big impression at Auburn 4th of July parade


UPDATE from Save Auburn Ravine Salmon And Steelhead

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.

Insights from the California Democratic Party Convention – May 19, 20 and 21

Speakers at the recent California Democratic Party included Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, US Senator Kamala Harris, US Representative Nancy Pelosi and many state officials.  The Convention was also attended by Tom Perez, the newly elected Chair of the Democratic National Committee.  Click here to view videos of the Convention speakers on YouTube.

The attendees were united in their opposition to the Trump Administration and Republican policies, but divisions within the Democratic Party were still evident as the issues from the 2016 election have not been resolved.  Supporters of Bernie Sanders have run for and become Assembly District Representatives to CDP and were extremely vocal, if not always positive, about their demands of CDP.

We are still awaiting the results of the CDP Officer Election as the Chair position is being contested.    Click here to see the Slate of officers elected at the Convention.

Democrats Morse and Denney take on McClintock and LaMalfa in November

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 4:

November 6th, Democrat Jessica Morse will run against Republican carpetbagger, Tom McClintock, who doesn’t live in Congressional District 4 which he claims to represent, and who votes in lock step with Trump.

Jessica was raised in Placer County, her family continues to own property in Pollock Pines purchased by her ancestors and she has years of experience working overseas (including Iraq) for our US agencies.  Click on Jessica’s name to learn more about our candidate:

Jessica Morse, Congressional District 4 Democratic candidate

Jessica Morse

CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 1:

Audrey Denney, Congressional District 1 Democratic candidate

Audrey Denney, Democrat from Chico will run against Republican Doug LaMalfa November 6th.  Audrey is a farmer and educator, having taught at Chico State.

For more information about Audrey and why you should vote for her, click on her name to reach her Facebook page or website.

 Audrey Denney