Sacramento Bee Editorial Endorsement of Dr. Kermit Jones

by the Sacramento Bee Editorial Board Voters in the Placer County-based 3rd Congressional District face an unenviable choice of Republicans to succeed Tom McClintock, their longtime nonresident representative: state Assemblyman Kevin Kiley, who fomented last year’s wasteful gubernatorial recall attempt only to place behind two other Kevins; and Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, a local exponent of Trump-style xenophobia who … Read More

Single-payer better for small business

by Leah Schwinn If Fran Freedle’s letter to the editor in Saturday’s Union frightened you about new taxes proposed to fund single-payer health care, please read this perspective on those numbers.  How much are you paying in health insurance now? Consider premiums, co-pays and deductibles. That is a tax you are paying to a for-profit entity. As Fran Freedle acknowledged, … Read More

Newsom’s Victories: Climate Change, Wildfire, and Housing

Newsom’s administration has made a great deal of progress in many areas. Need some talking points to convince your friends? Here are some of his successes on the Economy and Healthcare. Wildfire Containment/Climate Change State has seen far fewer fire deaths each year since Newsom took office $21 billion allocated to pay for future wildfire costs, investing more than ever … Read More

Newsom’s Victories: Education and Criminal Justice Reform

Newsom’s administration has made a great deal of progress in many areas. Need some talking points to convince your friends? Here are some of his successes on the Economy and Healthcare. Education/Family Support Signed into law that added a new grade to public school called Transition Kindergarten for all 4 year olds Provided funding for childcare and childcare workers pay … Read More

Newsom’s Victories, In Brief: Economy and Healthcare

Newsom’s administration has made a great deal of progress in many areas. Need some talking points to convince your friends? Here are some of his successes on the Economy and Healthcare. Economy UCLA’s Anderson Report says California’s recovery will outpace the US Got the legislature to pass the largest economic stimulus package ever-the Golden State Stimulus- Act which will deliver … Read More

The Dangers of Larry Elder

Any Republican candidate, while restricted by a Democratic legislature, could still do untold damage to our state. Powers of the Governor include: The discharge of current government personnel and replacing them with ones that really don’t support the purpose of the position they are in (a la Trump). Slow-walk or shut down programs already adopted by the legislature. Undo anything … Read More

Vote for DNC Delegates – Instructions

Directions: Registered Democratic voters may request a ballot to select our region’s pledged delegates to the DNC Convention in Milwaukee before Thursday May 28th at 5pm. You may vote for delegates for EITHER Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden, not both. (No other candidates received enough votes in our district to be awarded delegates.) The list of eligible delegates for Bernie … Read More

July First Tuesday Recap

by Ellen Macdonald Although another party was on tap for the July 2019 Nevada County Democrats First Tuesday Educational Forum, we were lucky to have Elizabeth Betancourt, candidate for the CA AD1 (Assembly District) available to introduce herself and field questions from attendees. Also, we were equally fortunate to have the always welcome Shelley Covert and her band play later … Read More

Drinking Game for the 2019 Democratic Debates: Day 2

The Rules Of The Game: Day 2 Thursday, June 27th 2019   Click here for day 1. Please consider donating money to the Nevada County Democrats. We assume no responsibility or liability resulting from the inappropriate actions taken by individuals or groups while playing this game. This game should be played safely and with appropriate boundaries. We encourage this game … Read More

Special Election: Where was the Democrat?

Why wasn’t there a Democrat on the final ballot in the Special Election for California’s Senate District 1 in 2019? By Hailey Martin   Democrats in California’s Senate District 1 got a stinky surprise when they saw their ballots for the 2019 Special Election to pick a new State Senator: a choice between Republican Brian Dahle and Republican Kevin Kiley. … Read More