Corrupt and Unethical – How Do You Know?

On the last Station 19, one of the fire chiefs who is known to be cruel and unethical is now a candidate for mayor.

Many of the fire guys are frustrated when they see him on camera talking about how he knows so much about the inside, he knows how to fix things and he’s already doing what needs to be done. Sound familiar?

One of the guys, frustrated, says “What is the point of anything we do when this stupid city and this broken country and this absurd world seems to be just fine with ‘Dixons’…. we keep giving them platforms, power and government positions. Isn’t not trying to stop him like giving him a platform?”

I’ve been hearing about corruption and unethical actions of certain people in this community for years. Somehow they seem to end up getting promoted or elected to higher positions.

Why do we allow this? I hear people talk all the time about how sick they are of representatives and leaders who don’t listen to their people. And yet when we have a chance to weed them out, we don’t do it.

Why is it that we don’t demand goodness from the people in decision making roles? We keep electing them. We don’t speak up when we know there is wrong being done.

Next week, I plan to share my ballot – not because I think you should vote the same, but because I think it’s important to talk about why we vote.

You have to make your own decisions about how to vote. But I hope my willingness to talk about why I’m voting certain ways will encourage you to do the same.

I don’t really know how much our vote truly counts at the state or federal levels, but I do believe our vote counts locally. So let’s vote well. Let’s vote for people whose ethics are not questionable. Let’s vote for people who have a history of listening to people.

Qualities of an Election Candidate

I’ve been attending the candidates nights, which honestly have been a bit disappointing. One of the questions at one event was “what characteristics do you think the person in this position should have?”

This is a question we should be asking ourselves of every single position on the ballot. Honestly – for me the answer is the same across the board.

  • Strong moral values comes first: Integrity – Honest – Transparency – Sincerity – Compassion
  • Interest in the concerns of EVERY citizen they represent – including their competition, including those who are less than desirable, including those with whom they disagree. And treating those individuals with respect.
  • Elected officials take an oath to uphold and defend the constitution – I want to know they take this seriously (not just the 2nd amendment – but the whole constitution). I hear too often “I have to follow the law”, “I have to do what the state tells me”. No – you first have to know the constitution and respect it as the supreme law of the land. Period.

I don’t care if the candidate is a great public speaker. I don’t care if they have more experience. I don’t even care if they’ve had some personal life issues.

For too long, I have voted for people because I liked what they wrote in their candidate statement. Yes – that’s probably gonna tell me something, but it’s written to entice me – it’s advertising, that’s it. If I don’t sit down and talk with them, will I know what they really think?

Over the last couple of years, I’ve chatted with quite a few of our currently local elected officials. I’m disappointed in some of them – as are a lot of people.

But WE voted for them! So now it’s time for me to rethink how I make the decisions on which box to check on my ballot.

There are more candidates nights coming up. I’ll be attending them not to hear what they say from the podium, some of them are just better speakers – does that make them better human beings? No! In some cases, it just makes them better public fibbers.

What I Don’t Want in a Candidate

Apathy – Indifference

I had emailed one of the candidates a while back and I spoke to her briefly at one of the forums. I gave her my business card and after I walked away, I watched her hand my card to an associate. I don’t know what she said, but the associate rolled her eyes and the official nodded her head.

I suppose there’s an off chance she wasn’t speaking about me, but that’s not the first time I’ve felt her lack of interest in my concerns. Her email responses have given me the same impression. They’re short and snippy and basically have the tone that my concerns are not important to her.

Unfortunately, she doesn’t have an opponent or I would very seriously be talking with them.

Disrespect – Passive Aggressive

Some of the candidates are being unbelievably disrespectful to their opponents.

I understand having disagreements with the other persons platforms. I understand looking back at past experience and actions that have been taken. But using a public forum to try to embarrass or belittle your opponent will not win any points with me.

One of the candidates for controller/auditor is Krista Peterson, currently the 2nd in command of that office. She has worked there for 19 years, literally training for this position. On paper she might seem like the logical choice.

Her opponent is Candy Carlson, current Board of Supervisors member (which is an elected position that makes the decisions about how our county is run overall).

I’ve had several opportunities in recent years to have lengthy discussions with Candy. Long before she put her name in for this position, she had been publicly stating that she has concerns about the way our finances are being managed. She has an opportunity to make changes that will help the BOS make better decisions and I commend her for wanting to do so.

During the candidate forums, Krista chastised and belittled Candy because Krista doesn’t think that the controller’s office is doing anything wrong.

I take issue with this For 2 reasons:

  1. Candy is a current elected official who has been doing her job well and is respected by many – she is voted into office by the people and is responsible for the overall budget of the county. In asking deep questions about the finances, she is looking to protect her constituents. If Krista truly thinks the finances are properly handled, she should have simply offered to sit down with Candy and discuss the issues.
  2. Candy is also a citizen. If she has concerns about the practices of an elected official, it is her RIGHT to seek answers. No elected official should ever speak down to a citizen. When that citizen has a concern – it should be addressed. It’s really that simple.

History of Bad Behavior

I support one of the candidates for sheriff in large part because I know the history of bad behavior in regards to the other.

Chad Parker wants change for that office. he has great ideas about how to affect that change. Don’t get me wrong – I think he has the experience to do the job, but if the other candidate had integrity, it would be a toss up.

Dave Kain is currently 3rd in command at the SO and seems to think he deserves to be sheriff because he’s in the line of succession. But he won’t even acknowledge the concerns that many of us have.

Both my husband and Chad left the agency because the environment had become incredibly toxic. Approximately 40 other people in the last 4 years have also left. That’s more than 30% of the entire agency staff.

People need to hear this – no one wants to talk about it publicly because they don’t want to be thought of as whiners. But how do you know that there’s a morale issue if you don’t listen to the people who are suffering?

Kain would have us believe employees left because of salary. That’s simply not true – we know this because we’ve spoken with numerous people who have left. Yes some went to other agencies at a higher wage, but that’s not why they started looking.

He claims the exit interviews all support his line of thinking. Well, he actually did my husband’s exit interview – he was told about the concerns, he didn’t acknowledge a single one.

I have a huge list of issues like this – true concerns about whether he will continue to bully and belittle people if he becomes sheriff. He is doing it now during the campaign – so why wouldn’t he continue it in office?

It makes me sick to think people have bought into his ability to con them.

He’s led a dirty campaign and continues to treat my husband and Chad with disrespect. I don’t want someone like that in any elected office.

Challenge

If you are like me and have historically voted based on who has more name recognition or a better candidate statement, I want to challenge you to rethink how you’re voting. Ask yourself questions and have conversations with others.

What are qualities you think are important in a candidate?

What issues with current candidates do you see?

Do you want to see continuity in the way an office is run? Or do you want to see change?

I’m sharing my concerns because I think people need to know more about who‘s on the ballot. I want to hear from you too. Email me confidentially at shawn@tehamafreedom.org if you want to share information about a candidate.

AND VOTE IN PERSON! Learn more here: https://tehamafreedom.org/2022/05/08/vote-safe-vote-in-person/

Tehama County Republican Central Committee

The Republican State Central Committee (RSCC) is the governing body of the California Republican Party.

Each of the 58 California counties have a county central committee – which governs the local Republican Party and appoints delegates to the RSCC.

Committee members represent the county designated district in which they live.

The Tehama County central committee holds meetings once a month. They are looking for citizens to become central committee members.

You do not have to be a Committee member to attend the meetings.

Precinct Strategy

Most of the committees have fewer than 50% of their seats filled. Learn about the power of the committees here: www.precinctstrategy.com

Live Local Field Manual

I got my copy of the Live Local Field Manual (LLFM) a couple days ago and have been flipping through it a little – digging into the first section this morning, which is about individual accountability and seeking God every day.

If you’re not familiar with Live Local – I encourage you to learn a little about the concept.

The main goal is to combat globalism by living local. We do that by getting involved.

“The Declararion of Independence states that the government derives its ‘just powers from the consent of the governed’. Live Local is about ensuring the consent has consequence, so that government is just.”

Jarrin Jackson, LLFM

Living Local isn’t just shopping local or showing up to community events. Where we fail immensely – and trust me, I’m pointing the finger at myself here – is getting involved in our government & schools.

“Consent of the governed” simply means that if we don’t object to the decisions our elected officials make, we consent to them.

But do we even know what decisions they’re making?

Did you know that in 2020, the Tehama County Board of Supervisors we’re drafting a “Penalty Ordinance”? This would allow them to hire enforcement and hearing officers to cite and fine citizens for not wearing a mask and businesses for not enforcing the governors “guidelines”.

How do we know what they’re doing if we don’t read the agendas and go to the meetings?

How do we know what they think if we don’t sit down and talk with them?

Candy Carlson holds a townhall meeting every month to hear from her people. Until recently, the other supervisors were not doing this.

Do you know who your supervisor is? Each county has 5 districts & supervisors.

Learn About Local Government and Find Your Supervisor Here

If they hold townhall meetings, GO. If not, make an appointment to meet with them.

We need to:

  1. stop voting for people who don’t have our best interest at heart
  2. hold our elected officials accountable for the decisions they make – especially when those decisions go against the will of the people

Elections: How Do You Decide?

Every election, I pull out my ballot and fill in the circle next to the name of a person or next to a Yes or No on some issue.

These are HUGE decisions!

But honestly, I usually didn’t give those decisions the time and energy they deserved.

Whose name did I remember from signs around town? Which propositions seemed appropriate? Didn’t I see a commercial or a letter about that? Did my party support it?

We vote people into office to made decisions for us. If they think it’s good – maybe it is.

Or maybe we voted the wrong people into office.

I listened today to interviews of certain candidates running for local office. One says a lot of right things – he is well rehearsed and seems knowledgeable. The other says good things too, but he doesn’t seem to have as much support.

So it would make sense to vote for the first guy right?

But how do you know the smoothe talkin, educated, experienced candidate isn’t just a good actor?

We’ve seen it enough – people sweet talk us during campaign season, they do everything right, they say everything we want to hear – then they take their oath and everything they said during campaign season goes out the window.

If you vote the way I used to – name recognition, and what sounds good – please shift gears this years.

Do your homework. If one person sounds too good to be true, maybe find out why the other candidate is so passionate about running against him.

Read the details of the propositions. Don’t just read the pro and con blurbs – I mean really get into the details.

And if you have questions – ask. If you don’t know someone to ask – reach out to me. I may not always have the answers and I’ll never tell you how to vote – but I’ll certainly tell you why I’m voting the way I am.

Empower Tehama

Empower Tehama’s mission is to promote healthy relationships and social change in our community.

One of the most difficult issues to spot is abuse, especially when the abused is a friend or a member of your family. Empower Tehama is a local organization creating change in our community.

If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, Empower Tehama can help.

24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 530-528-0226

Business Center: 1805 Walnut


Empower’s programs include:

  • Domestic Violence Response
  • Children’s Services
  • Intervention
  • Sexual Assault & Trafficking Programs
  • Teen Dating & Violence Prevention
  • Community Awareness & Training

Camp Hope is a week long adventure for children and teens to help break the generational cycle of family violence by offering healing and hope to children and adults who have witnessed and been impacted by family violence”.

You can learn more about Camp Hope and nominate a child or volunteer as a counselor/mentor here: https://empowertehama.org/camp-hope


Consent is an ongoing negotiation. It is not a contract you’re locked into.

Station 19

The above quote came from a TV show – but it is a statement that should be instilled in every person from a young age.

You have the right to say NO. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been flirting or kissing or are naked in bed.

Tehama Search & Rescue

“That Others May Live”

Prior to retiring, my husband was the lieutenant who oversaw the SAR program. Since he retired, he joined SAR as a volunteer. That’s him on the boat.

If you aren’t familiar with Search & Rescue (SAR) – they are an all volunteer sheriffs team that train regular to “search” and “rescue” people who have lost or injured in the various terrains of our large county.

They are ready to get in the river or lakes, they have divers, they have gear for snow, they have dogs and 4wd to get into our remote areas, they are trained to repel down mountainsides and treat severe injuries in the field.

As you can imagine, to do all this right, the team puts a lot of time into training.

They most often get called out late at night – and sometimes during holidays.

They hold regular fundraisers to purchase equipment.

These are some of the most under appreciated people in our county. They won’t ever boast about what they do – so I’m boasting for them.

Thank you to all of the SAR volunteers. We appreciate more than you know.

Get to know the TCSAR:

https://tehamaso.org/operations-division/search-rescue/

No Matter What It Costs

This election year is unlike any other for me. Over the last 2 years, we have learned so much about our world, and in particular, our country.

The covid chaos has taught us how much our government has deceive us.

The 2020 election opened our eyes to election fraud and the great lengths people will go to win.

“There are people willing to stand up for other people no matter what it costs them.”

Johnny – Dirty Dancing

But the biggest thing for me has been seeing how many people have their heads in the sand. And I’ve been one of them for far too long.

There are so many individuals in local office (both elected and appointed), that have gotten there by taking advantage of the system and of the people. They do not have Tehama County citizens best interest at heart.

I never cared before. I just trusted the people running our county were doing the right thing.

But now I can’t unsee what I’ve seen. I can’t I hear what I’ve heard.

So this election, I am much more alert to the people running running for office. I want to know how they’ve conducted themselves in their own lives and in their work.

Some of our candidates have not been known to act with integrity. And yet at the first sign of public information that shows that, people jump in to defend that person.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, —

~from the Declaration Independence

Integrity is important. We have to be willing to get out of our comfort zones and have more detailed discussions about difficult issues. We have to be willing to identify weaknesses in our candidates.

That doesn’t mean we have to condemn them for those weaknesses. But we should expect them to overcome them. We should expect them to learn from their past mistakes and do better in the future.

We are all complaining about the people in office across the country and in our county who are doing bad things. But guess what folks – WE PUT THEM THERE!

It is OUR responsibility as voters to put the right people in office – not the one with the most experience, not the better public speaker, not the more popular person. We have to find the ones who will do what’s right and represent the individuals they govern, even when it’s hard, even when it goes against their own personal interests.

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

~from the Declaration Independence

Listen to what people say – even if it’s hard to hear.

If you know that a candidate has a history of wrong-doing – reach out to me confidentially. Let’s find a way to get that information on the table.

How that person responds will tell us whether he or she is truly acting with integrity.

I want to encourage you to read the Declaration of Independence excerpt below. Our founding fathers understood that people become accustomed to suffering and that we would be more willing to suffer wrongdoings than to fight to correct them.

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

~from the Declaration Independence

It’s time for change friends. We don’t necessarily need to establish a new government – we just need to get the right people into office and then hold them accountable to the oath they take.

It starts with us. It ends with us.

Integrity in Our Community

When I first started this group, our BOS was considering a penalty ordinance for individuals not wearing masks and businesses not enforcing them.

I was proud of our board for listening to our hearts and not instituting that ordinance. I truly believed we had a largely ethical and moral community leadership overall.

Since then, more and more information has come to light that has completely destroyed that belief – creating a passion in me to work towards educating our community and helping people get involved in our county.

Integrity: the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles

Integrity is a critical component to anyone holding an elected or appointed government office, as well as for being an officer, prosecutor, etc. People aren’t perfect, we all have failings in their lives – we are all just human.

But how do we handle things when we mess up? Do we own it and work towards improving? Or do try to cover it up and act like we didn’t do wrong?

To me – that’s what integrity is all about. It’s not just trying to do the right thing – it’s also having the willingness to acknowledge our failures.

Over the last 2 years, people have brought to my attention concerns they’ve had in the running of our county. Concerns at every level of local government.

Initially, I dismissed most of the complaints because they came from people I thought were being petty or had wrong motives.

But here’s the thing – even if they are petty and have wrong motives, they aren’t necessarily wrong!

The more I learn, the more disappointed I am in how unethical the people are who manage our local lives. We elect people into positions of authority and responsibility – people who represent us in making decisions about our community.

Shouldn’t we be able to ask them anything BEFORE we vote? Shouldn’t we want potential problem areas made public BEFORE we vote? Shouldn’t we be digging into their lives so we know we are voting for the person who will accurately and effectively represent us with integrity and intention?

Yesterday, information was made public about one of the candidates for sheriff. The person who shared this information had an anonymous account. The initial response from the candidate in question was to deny it and accuse the other candidate of dirty politics.

Some people understand the gravity of the issue – others immediately trusted the candidate in question and offered him support – without doing any research into whether the allegation was true and without understanding the weight of the issue.

It was that easy to convince people.

Why? Because we don’t like confrontation. We don’t like hard conversations. We don’t want to be part of the yucky stuff.

Where has this gotten us? We feel bad for the person “being attacked” and so we go vote for them. And we end up with a bunch of people in office who have a history of deceiving us!

Politics are ugly because people have a history. The question isn’t who has more history – the question is who handles their own history with integrity.

There are several positions in Tehama County that have more than 1 candidate. Don’t just watch for who has the better sign – don’t make your decision on who presents him or herself better. Dig in when issues come up and go learn the truth.

Ask questions of everyone! Someone has answers.

Tehama Tomorrow: Petition Drive

Tehama Tomorrow is circulating a petition to add a measure to the November ballot.

The measure would include:

  • Limit BOS to 3 terms (12 years)
  • Establish rules assigning work to BOS members & limit them from serving more than 2 terms on any commission, committee, etc.
  • Require each Supervisor to hold quarterly town meetings in their districts
  • Increase BOS compensation levels to median of nearby counties (currently salary is $12,540 per year)
  • Require county to live stream meetings

I think these are all good things. Read the full document below and let me know if you see any red flags.

shawn@tehamafreedom.org

Sheriff’s Office Salaries & Staffing Issues

More than 40 employees have left the operations & administration divisions of the sheriffs office in the last 4 years. Many of these were long time employees who understood the salary issues. I have personally spoken with or know others who have had direct conversations with a lot of those who have left, as well as several who are still employed at the SO.

As I understand it, salary is not the only, nor even the primary, reason for the exodus. Morale at the SO has been very low for quite a few years and has gotten increasingly worse in recent years. This issue isn’t discussed – IT NEEDS TO BE!

There are a lot of questions we should be asking of the prospective sheriffs and as citizens who have a critical interest in the future management of our county law enforcement, we should not be criticized for asking the hard questions:

  • Why has the SO been giving $1M per year in annual salary savings back to the county? And for how long?
  • How do the SO salaries compare to other county employee salaries?
  • What other options are available to manage the staffing issues?
  • What actions have been taken and why?
  • What would the new sheriff do differently?
  • What is and will be done to address morale issues and identify other reasons for employee retainment challenges?

It would also help to really talk with former employees, each of the BOS members, and other county employees who might be familiar with these issues.

I also encourage those who are concerned about the salaries to do some research. Transparent California is a website that makes government employee salaries available publicly. You can filter by Tehama County and 2021 – then search by “sheriff” to see the salaries. Is it less than other agencies? Yes. Is it not a livable wage in Tehama County?

Below are the Tehama County SO salaries so people can quickly see the 2020 salaries. Please note that if a certain individuals salary seems to be significantly lower, it means they were not paid for the entire year, but you can get a good idea of the salaries being paid. Now – while I do agree that our entire county needs to increase wages, I also understand that we do not live in a rich county.

That MUST be taken into consideration when we address salary issues. We are not going to compete with Shasta County.

The median household income for the US is $65,712.

The median household income for Tehama County is $44,514. Shasta County is $54,667.

I personally believe our BOS and County Administrator can and should do a better job of managing the county budget and finding new ways to increase income for the county. Salary issues will not change until our county budget management changes.

In the meantime, our sheriff and his key management team are going to have to find creative ways to retain staff, hire new staff, and provide necessary services to our community.

The question we as citizens need to answer ourselves is who will be able to best utilize the current staffing and find creative ways to bring in new employees?

Talk to the men running – call them and ask to meet. Talk to ex-employees (seek them out – they’re not hard to find, Chad is one, my husband is one, there are 4 more on Chads campaign, there are several that have gone to work at the RBPD and other county agencies).

02-21 Adobe Overpass Rally

We wanted truckers going to Barstow to know we appreciate them, so we gathered on the I-5 Adobe overpass with a big “Thank You Truckers” sign and lots of flags. The response was amazing.

We also had 2 pick ups there collecting supplies to send down to the truckers. Huge thanks to both Walker family & Steve Greunwald for supporting the convoy!

With their own contributions and our supplies, the walkers filled 12 hefty tubs.

With their own contributions and our supplies, the walkers filled 12 hefty tubs.

Steve planned to go with the convoy all the way to Texas. The Walkers planned to drop supplies in Barstow on Tuesday and return home the next day. They just couldn’t come home – they went on to Arizona and now they’re going all the way to Texas too!

Natalie is sharing videos and pics along the way. The photos below are from Adobe.

California Mask Mandate – Again

Here we go again!

Starting Wednesday (Dec 15), Newsom is requiring masks be worn indoors (through Jan 15).

The state is also ordering unvaccinated people who are attending events with over 1,000 people get a negative test within 1-2 days of the event.

Learn more about what the state thinks we should be doing: https://covid19.ca.gov/masks-and-ppe/

BTW – more than half of California counties already have strict indoor mask mandates. I would think those counties (which likely have high shot rates too) would be free and clear by now.

Current Data (Dec 13, 2021):

(Normal flu is typically 2 deaths per million per day)

11-18 Petition Signing Training 8pm PST

Californians for School Choice
http://www.californiaschoolchoice.org/

Dale Broome will be conducting a Zoom webinar entitled “Petition Signature Gathering Training” this Thursday, November 11th at 8:00 pm. All are encouraged to attend. The more trained supporters and volunteers we have out there collecting signatures, the faster we will reach the magic number of 1.5 Million!

Also, the clearer we all are on the process of gathering valid signatures, the less likely we’ll have signatures considered invalid and thrown out.

The zoom login information is below.

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Time: Nov 11, 2021 08:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Nov 7 – Tehama Citizens for Freedom Meeting

MEETING NOTES – NOV 7, 2021

Thank you to all who attended! 

Our discussions were primarily around early home treatment, school shot mandates, and how to get our community involved in both.

EARLY HOME TREATMENT

While we question the origins of covid, as well as the data being shared and how it’s being managed, we know people who have been very ill and we want to help our community. 

Early treatment is available! 

Natural Remedies:  https://tehamafreedom.org/covid/treatment/natural/

  • Homemade quinine (hydroxychloroquine) can be made in large batches to share with others – it is good for 3 weeks (you can reuse the rinds to make candied citrus peels too).  Recipe at the link above – you can find other remedies there as well, including preventative measures. 
  • If you or someone you know has a cold or covid, contact tehamacitizensforfreedom@yahoo.com and we will bring natural remedies to you. 
  • If you do not feel better within a few days, or if you get worse, DO NOT WAIT – contact one of the telemedicine doctors to get prescription medication:  https://tehamafreedom.org/covid/treatment/outpatient/

MANDATES

The shot has now been authorized for emergency use in children 5 to 11.  The governor has instructed the state to include the shot as part of the next cycle of vaccines.  That means our schools will likely start mandating it for the next semester (August for schools on a semester, March for schools on a trimester). 

School boards & superintendents continue to push back on parents saying they cannot override the state orders.  Parents need to show up to school boards and meet with superintendents to demand they take a stand. 

There are school districts in California taking a stand.  Happy Valley School District in Shasta County voted to not comply with any mandatory covid19 shot mandate.  It can be done. 

A parent from Sacred Heart school drafted a petition that was signed by 80% of the parents stating they reject the vaccine mandate.  We will be drafting a letter for parents to sign for the other schools too. 

Parents at the meeting want to help get parents to attend school board meetings. 

UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS

  • 11/11 6pm – California Co-op Connect @ E’s Locker Room (Lakeside Dr, Red Bluff)

Come connect with other parents and educators looking to create co-ops.  RSVP to 916-594-0023 if you are coming.  Organized by @lindseygunsauls

  • 11/18 11am – Monday Mandate Walkout 

Bring a sack lunch and join other parents in your school district to make plans to address the local school boards.  (No speakers – just connecting with parents)

  • 11/18 School District Board Meetings

Let the board know you will not allow your child to get the shot.  The public is allowed to comment (limited to 3 minutes each) at the beginning of the meeting. 

  • 4:30pm – Reeds Creek School
    • 5:45pm – Corning Union High School
    • 6pm – Los Molinos
    • 6pm – Antelope SchoolParents have been passing out flyers & hoping to have a strong turnout to let the school board know where you stand on the shot mandate.

Where Are The Warriors?

Last year, businesses were shut down for months on end – leaving many to burn through savings or shut their doors altogether.

The shot has been killing and destroying lives – and yet we give it first to the elderly and now to children.

Employees have been disciplined or lost their jobs and students have been denied school for refusing it.

Election fraud has been well proven – it is clear the people making decisions for our country have not been chosen by We The People for decades.

The Jan 6 prisoners continue to be held without cause and are rumored to be tortured.

What will it take for people to get involved?

“No True Fiasco Began as a Quest for Mere Adequacy”

I keep hearing comments that I/we should separate from certain people who have been criticized publicly for speaking out.

These individuals have expressed their right to freedom of speech. Freedom. That word is in our name for a reason.

Unless their speech is threatening, bullying or incites violence, it is not only appropriate for us to side with these people – it’s literally our mission.

We are a Tehama County grassroots organization uniting citizens in the support and pursuit of individual freedom, liberty and sovereignty.

Our Mission Statement

The title of this post is a line from the movie Elizabethtown. Sometimes when people try to do some thing they believe in, opposition arises and tries to take them down. Sometimes it feels like a fiasco. But that doesn’t mean they’re wrong, it doesn’t mean they didn’t do the right thing.

There are people working hard to create division. Don’t let them win.

If you want to learn more about the direction of Tehama Citizens for Freedom – READ ABOUT US HERE (still in draft).

If you want to get involved – come to our meetings or EMAIL ME.

www.tehamafreedom.com

It’s Not Political For Us

I just read an article written today that included some comments I made. As expected, my comments were sliced and diced. Not bad – just not complete.

The article had to do with our local teacher who wore a yellow Star of David to make the statement that the “unvaccinated” are being separated out and treated differently.

I get that people don’t see eye to eye on this issue – but rather than focusing on the issues, this journalist took the opportunity to note that Tehama County is “a conservative region that supported Donald Trump by a nearly 2-to-1 margin in the 2020 presidential election.

He also noted that certain conservative activists and politicians have drawn the same connections and shared a statement by an associate professor at Berkeley “Appropriating the profound trauma of Jewish history in order to make some political point is offensive and inexcusable.”

Here’s my problem – THIS IS NOT POLITICAL!!! At least not for us.

It’s disappointing that some continue to make it so. We aren’t saying we don’t want the shot because we don’t like liberals. We are saying we have legitimate concerns about the safety of the shot. Period.

Our concerns are not being addressed. Instead of validating the safety of the shot, we are getting more pressure, more coercion, more threats. I got news for ya – that’s not gone win us over!

People say trust the science. We do. What we have seen and read doesn’t support a safe & effective vaccine.

If you genuinely care about my health and you truly believe I should get the shot – convince me.

If you truly believe it is the right thing for all – prove that it’s safe and effective.

To do that, you also need to address the many doctors and scientists – experts in the field of virology and immunology – who are explaining their concerns about what the shot does, the adverse effects )up to and including death), and the increase in severe heart conditions, cancers, psychological conditions, etc. that have occurred in people who have gotten the shot.

You can learn more about all of this here: https://tehamafreedom.org/covid/shot/