LAMALFA’S SOCIAL SECURITY PLAN

By Tom Laurent As a result of changes to Social Security enacted in 1983, benefits are now expected to be payable in full until 2035, after which the trust fund reserves are projected to become exhausted.  When the reserves are used up, continuing the current worker payroll withholding tax will result in retiree benefits being reduced by 21% (ssa.gov). Can … Read More

LA MALFA WATCH — NOVEMBER 2018

By Robert Provenzano   Watching LaMalfa is boring.  The Congressman does not really seem to do very much.  The Congressman has successfully gotten one bill signed into law in his 6 years in the House of Representatives (H.R. 2212 Take Federal Lands into trust for the Susanville Indian Rancheria).   Mr. LaMalfa has stated that he has concentrated on inserting … Read More

A RACE TO THE FINISH

I was going to write a note to encourage everyone to keep going, but liked this one from the editor of the Auburn Democratic Club so well, I thought I’d share it with you–just add in Nevada County. Let’s sprint to the finish. Call 802-5431 or stop by the NCDCC office at 138 E Main Street, Grass Valley.   Margie Joehnck, 2nd … Read More

SB 1100

[Note: This information was received from Amanda Wilcox, Legislative & Policy Chair, California Chapters – Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence] Call Governor Brown and urge him to sign SB 1100 into law!  Brown is always a wild card on gun bills and he needs to hear from you.  Call 916-445-2841.  SB 1100 raises the minimum age to purchase a … Read More

LA MALFA WATCH — SEPTEMBER 2018

By Robert Provenzano   So, Mr. LaMalfa, whatever happened to infrastructure?  Where did it go?  Why am I falling into potholes big enough for my truck to fit into?  While you are so busy giving tax money to people with plenty of money, we, your constituents are spending our hard earned dollars repairing our vehicles after driving on the US … Read More

MOMENTUM!

By Peter Minett, NCDCC Chair Nevada County Democrats have been building momentum and it’s paying off.   Our BBQ on August 7th was sold out with over 330 people attending.  A statewide candidate, Fiona Ma, and our congressional candidate, Audrey Denney, both inspired and amused the gathering.   Both candidates have big futures in California politics. In spite of the substantial odds in overcoming … Read More

INSTRUCTIONS FOR NEWSLETTER AND CALENDAR SUBMISSIONS

Newsletter: Please send all newsletter submissions to Finleyjacqueline@gmail.com by the 19th of each month for the following month’s edition. It takes much work and time to get the newsletter out in a timely manner. Also, please send only final versions and provide clear instructions that the submission is to be included in the newsletter. Calendar: When submitting an activity or event … Read More

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY’S EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING

By Margie Joehnck, Assembly District 1 Representative Nevada County was well represented in Oakland at the CDP Executive Board meeting held July 13-15. In addition to me, Heidi Hall, Hilary Hodge, Carson Wright, Peter Minett, and Eric Robbins attended all or part of the meeting. Highlights included: Endorsing Kevin de Leon by 65% for US Senate The party looking to hire … Read More

LA MALFA WATCH — AUGUST 2018

By Robert Provenzano   In a press release Mr. LaMalfa announced that the International Trade Commission, whom he testified before in May 2018, voted to give relief to the Ripe Olive Industry in Northern California against Spain which has been dumping subsidized Ripe Olives in the US below fair market price. Mr. LaMalfa states that this will save thousands of jobs … Read More

LA MALFA WATCH — JULY 2018

H.R. 5895       Energy and Water Development     passed 235-179          LaMalfa voted Yea   This bill appropriates funding for Energy and Water projects as well as Department of Defense and Legislative budgets.  This bill does not authorize any spending, it simply budgets amounts of tax dollars that can be spent on various items.  Part of this bill appropriates $13.42 billion for fossil fuel … Read More