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On Saturday, October 10th, 2015 Governor Jerry Brown signed into law measures which will eventually make voter registration automatic for ALL California citizens who get or renew a California drivers license. The bill was a priority of newly elected Secretary of State Alex Padilla, who championed its provisions during his election bid. This makes California …View full post
In Defense of Hillary
Mistrust and hatred have been directed towards Hillary Clinton, but it is not justified. Her defenders argue that her detractors have unleashed a relentless bombardment of criticism since her earliest years in the public eye. Misogyny, which is almost as pervasive as racism, is often cited as a key factor behind the criticism. No other politician has been scrutinized and unjustly condemned as much as Hillary. Not even a cough will pass unnoticed or commented upon.
Hillary has accomplished much in the last forty years; she has pursued an unwavering course defending the forgotten citizens of this country. She fought for universal health care turning defeat into victory by obtaining health care for millions of uninsured children. She fought for the inclusion of disabled students in public schools, students who had formerly been left to languish without access to education and peer interaction. If actions speak louder than words, Hillary has demonstrated empathy and caring throughout her public life. She can be trusted to work for justice and equality.
Hillary is the struggling middle class’s best hope. Hillary recognizes and addresses the social issues which affect poverty and the ability of individuals to improve their economic well being. She understands and supports the need for access to affordable education and income equality in the work place. She champions women’s health care and the “right to choose” which allow women to be proactive in family planning and personal health care decisions. She wants to end Citizen’s United and pass laws which ensure that corporations pay their fair share. She wants to ensure that every qualified American has the right and the ability to vote. She recognizes the dangers of climate change and the urgent need to address it. She believes that protecting the environment is in the best interests of all mankind.
Her devotion to service is unparalleled. She was on duty 24/7 fighting for New York in the aftermath of 9/11 as a New York senator. As Secretary of State, she helped bring about the demise of Osama bin Laden and curb Iranian development of nuclear weapons. Her diplomacy is respected by world leaders and diplomats throughout the free world.
Hillary and her husband rose out of poverty to become successful and influential. Unlike Trump who has used his wealth and position to increase his personal self-gain, often at an expense to others and with no tax responsibility, the Clintons have chosen to use their influence and assets to benefit millions of the poor. Hillary should be lauded not despised or hated. Hillary deserves our vote!
I have watched with dismay as Donald Trump ascended within the Republican Party to become its presidential nominee. This is a man who built his fortune by leaving contractors unpaid, utilizing illegal workers to cut costs, and filing for bankruptcies at least four times to preserve his investments while devastating his employees. Is this the American way? Should we patronize Americans who profit by destroying others?
What kind of person is Donald Trump? He has stated that his donations to political campaigns are clearly advanced with the expectation that he will receive a favor. He has no concept that people can donate with no expectations for personal gain. His stand on unauthorized immigrants is to deport and build a wall. There is no mention of addressing the problems that drive individuals to send their children to a nation of perceived safety and promise. This is a man who mocked a disabled journalist on national TV, ridiculed members of his own political party, views his sacrifices equal to that of a “Gold Star” family, uses immature, inflammatory statements to deal with protestors or critics even hinting or taunting for mob violence. He suggested that Russia hack our intelligence, and that our entire political process is rigged. How can a man such as this be the leader of the free world?
After watching September 8th’s Commander in Chief Forum, it is even more painfully clear that Trump does not have the qualities of a president. He heaped praise on Vladimir Putin, essentially a dictator, attacked our military generals, and has stated that he knows more about ISIS than the military. When it comes to leadership, there is nothing more dangerous than a person who thinks they know everything when in truth they know little, if anything.
How can informed, ethical voters support Trump? We must work harder than ever to elect Hilary Clinton as our President, Jim Reed as our congressman, and Rob Rowen as our state senator.
Plumas County Democrats are providing an opportunity for voters to meet Jim Reed and Rob Rowen, our 2 regional candidates on October 1st.
Rob Rowen – State Senate
Jim Reed – U.S. Congress
There will be multiple county stops!
Young’s Market, 4368 Main Street
(Lunch: 11:30 – 12:00; Meet and Greet: 12:00-1:30)
Graeagle Frostee, Hwy 89 & Johnsville Rd.
Quincy County Library, 445 Jackson Street:
Please join us!
As you are all well aware, Plumas County is a “Red” county. We are one of eleven counties which comprise District 1, a “Red” district. Our Democratic candidates are fighting an uphill battle and need the support of each Democrat in our district. Rob Rowen and Jim Reed have an additional hurdle to overcome in that California passed legislation which limits choices for state offices on the November ballot to the top 2 scoring candidates in the primary. If Rob and/or Jim do not score 1st or 2nd in the primary, their names will not be on the November ballot!
There are presently three candidates running for California state senator.
Rob Rowen(D); Ted Gaines(R); and Steve Baird( R and SOJ supporter). We may see the Republican voters split between Ted Gaines and Steve Baird. If every Democrat votes for Rob and he can attract enough independents, he may be able to earn a slot on the November ballot.
Jim (James) Reed, will be running in a national election for U.S. House of Representatives. Currently he is running against Doug LaMalfa (R), who has already raised $422,699, and 5 other serious candidates: Gregory Cheadle (R), Joe Montes (R), Doug Wright (R), David Peterson (D), Jeffrey Gerlach (I). (Gary Oxley is running, but has raised no money.)
Brian Dahle (R), incumbent for state assembly, is running unopposed.
Plumas County is now entirely mail-in for ballots. It is critical that everyone return his or her ballot so that it is postmarked on or before the day of the election, June 7th. The staff of the County Registrar of Voters has assured the public that they will make every attempt to see that all returned ballots are counted. If they identify any errors that will invalidate the ballot, they will return it to the sender so that the ballot can be corrected and mailed back.
Please be sure to watch the mail for your ballot!