Opposing the current attempt to reopen the Empire Mine.
The Nevada County Democratic Central Committee passed a resolution at its November meeting opposing the current attempt to reopen the Empire Mine. “This proposal is too risky for the environment and public health to keep silent on it,” says Chair Eric Robins, “Even if you accept the findings of the DEIR released on January 4th, Rise Gold Grass Valley’s track record shows they cannot be trusted to implement the mitigation measures. They have a history of leaving problems in their wake.” Click here to read the full text of the resolution.
Opposing the Local Recalls
The Nevada County Democratic Central Committee passed a resolution at its January meeting opposing the attempts to recall Nevada County Supervisors. “We may have substantive disagreements with some of the Supervisors, but this recall attempt is a waste of everyone’s time and money. The proper way to remove politicians is through the normal elections process. We oppose the recall of any and all members of the Board.” said Chair Eric Robins. Click here to read the full text of the resolution.
Constitutional Rights & Protections
Democrats fight to protect what is guaranteed to you by the Bill of Rights. All peoples and groups deserve equal protection under the law, whether they be women, people of color, LGBTQ, or otherwise.
Our criminal justice system does not treat everyone equally. Democrats work to combat this institutional racism, be it the unjustified shootings of black people, racial profiling of latinx people, or the courts handing down disproportionate sentences to minorities.
Representation for All
We work to raise the voices of those less represented in the political process. We believe in the power of diversity of opinion and perspective, which helps protect the marginalized but also benefits all of society through increased creativity and ingenuity.
Jobs and Prosperity
Economies can be both open and fair. America should engage economically with the world to encourage global prosperity, while working to support those affected by job loss and de-industrialization through retraining and economic stimulus.
Fair Wages & Taxation
We believe in equal pay for women and minorities, and a living wage for all full-time workers. Additionally all members of our society must pay their fair share of taxes, so that all may prosper.
Protect and Strengthen the Safety Net
Those less able to support themselves, be it temporary or long-term, deserve dignity and well being as much as anyone. We will fight to protect programs that support those less fortunate than ourselves.
Democrats must work at all levels to repair the damage done to our ecosystems. Locally, we believe in the restoration of our meadows and waterways, and promote water conservation efforts.
Environmental protection and economic growth can go hand in hand. Through training, innovative technologies, and an eye towards sustainability, we can foster prosperity and maintain the beauty and health of our landscapes.
We realize that not everyone has an equal voice at the table, and as such actively listen to native peoples, the poor, and others most impacted by environmental issues.