State of Jefferson Needs Your Help

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Will this go to Court?


More than likely the litigation process will begin within a month. Two of the best attorney’s in the U.S. are gearing up to proceed with the legal steps. It should also be noted, that attorney’s across the nation, are watching with great interest, what Jeffersonians are doing here in California.

WE NEED YOUR HELP: The State of Jefferson Committee is now accepting donations that go directly for efforts here in El Dorado County. Now we want to hold events all over El Dorado County to spread the word and make money for our Legal Fund. We would like to hold town hall meetings, dinners and other fun outdoor events when the weather is right. We need your donations to make this happen. Any amount is welcome, please send checks to Mike Thomas, payable to State of Jefferson EDC, 1390 Broadway, #271, Placerville, CA 95667.
If you want to donate directly to the Legal Fund, this can be done on the SOJ Main Website: SOJ51.net. Click on the donate button, all money’s contributed to this web site, are used strictly for the Legal Fund. Any dollar amount is appreciated: $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 or any other amount. You can set up recurring monthly payments for $5, $10, $20 etc. Please Note: These contributions are not tax deductible and your identity will not be disclosed.

Are You In It To Win It?


To win, we need your continued help. Join the “three” for Jefferson campaign: We need you and 9,999 others to make 3 phone calls a day to State legislators. THIS WILL TAKE YOU LESS THAN 5 MINUTES EACH DAY. Many of us are making 10+ calls a day and are enlisting family members and friends, to join this most important effort. We are also making special calls to Ted Gaines and Frank Bigelow daily.

Make your calls and you will have a chance to win an AR-15 Sport Rifle. It doesn’t stop here, because a different gun will be given away every month. Our goal is 30,000 phone calls each and every day.

How do you participate? Go to the SOJ 51.net web site and click on the 51sters button, at the top of the page. Once the next page opens, follow the instructions. On the left side of the page you enter your name and email. THIS IS IMPORTANT. You can opt out of the contest if you want, but we still want you to submit your information. If you wish to download all 120 legislators you can do that under the submit button. You will see a list of 3 names & phone numbers on the right side of the page. Every time you click on the 51sters tab it will randomly give you 3 more names to call. You can call as many as you would like to call, but please at least do the 3.

Calls can me be made during the day, or you can leave a message in the evening or on weekends. If you do get a staff person or voice mail, state your name and county and feel free to add your own thoughts, but please be positive and polite. At this time, there is no bill number and are currently looking for a legislator to introduce our legislation.

Suggested Script: “Hello, my name is____________________, from El Dorado County and I want _____________________, to support the State of Jefferson legislation when it comes up for a vote in committee and on the floor. Thank you.”

What’s next in El Dorado County?


In 2016, we look forward to seeing the many of our new supporters. Please watch for future newsletters. This is a grass roots effort and we welcome your assistance in gathering more signatures and spreading the good word about Jefferson to friends and business people. The committee is looking to hold more town halls, in various area communities, as well as fundraising events.

It was very gratifying to have such a large contingency from El Dorado County, at the capitol, standing for hours under wet and chilling conditions. It is only with a great army of volunteers, will we achieve our long awaited Win!

El Dorado County State of Jefferson Committee

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7 thoughts on “State of Jefferson Needs Your Help

      1. This blog has always been about events and history on the Divide. Yes, politics are part of a community, but there is a difference between posting community events, political forums, activities that one may want to check into and posting a position on a political action and actually a call for help and donations. That presents a point of view which is not anything I’ve ever seen on this in the years that this has been running. It changes the intent if you ask me (again, looking at historical posts on this blog). Totally fine if that is the direction that this blog will go, just be prepared that you may lose some followers and I guess gain some others. Personally I enjoyed the “life on the divide” angle just showing various going ons and history about the Divide. Full disclosure, I’m not a supporter of the SOJ stuff (I think those monies and efforts could go a lot farther fixing problems rather than creating a new one, and one that is far from achievable) I would have had the same thoughts about the direction of the blog with a post about something I might be far more supportive of. There are plenty of other political outlets on the Divide to drive those messages.

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  1. Totally get that it is your blog, you can post what you want. I do have my own blogs so I understand that. My point was more that blogs usually revolve around a theme. Themes can be just a personal diary or points of views, but many blogs will have a topic they are driving, like a blog about Frogs. People that are into Frogs may want to follow that blog. But when you have a history of posting about Frogs and then randomly put in a post about your Christian beliefs and how it applies to evolutionary theory, it may throw off some of their blog followers.

    My comment about what this blog was about was based on what I’ve seen over the years prior, I had never seen any personal political views on this blog. And that’s great if you want to continue in that direction, it is your choice and I respect that. Just some perspective from a blog follower…

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