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2016 Election

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Petition to Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, Santa Rosa City Council, Sebastopol City Council, Cotati City Council, Rohnert Park City Council, Windsor City Council, Healdsburg City Council, Sonoma City Council, Cloverdale City Council, Petaluma City Council, Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch, Sonoma County Sheriff Steve Freitas

It Won't Happen Here - Sonoma County Resistance to the Trump Agenda

This is a call for people living in Sonoma County, California (PLEASE DO NOT SIGN IF YOU DO NOT LIVE IN SONOMA COUNTY) to endorse the following It Won't Happen Here Statement (Please do not sign if you do not live in Sonoma County, but create a similar statement for your elected representatives. Email us at info@it-wont-happen-here.org for a hard copy of the petition.) English followed by Spanish followed by explanation: WHEREAS, to safeguard the equal and inalienable rights and inherent dignity of all people that is the foundation of the relationship between a government and the people; AND whereas, we recognize that the rights and dignity of all people are under threat; WE, the undersigned individuals residing in Sonoma County, CA, call upon all Sonoma County governing authorities and law enforcement agencies to pledge in writing to protect all of the County's community members; FURTHERMORE, we call upon these authorities and agencies to proclaim publicly that they will refuse to cooperate with any demands from the federal government to institute detentions, deportations, registries, conversion therapies, imprisonment or any other acts that target or discriminate based on immigration status, race, ethnicity, religion, country of origin, ability, political affiliation, economic status, age, gender-identity or sexual orientation; FURTHERMORE, we, the undersigned individuals, in obedience to our consciences, pledge to protect, to the best of our ability, all community members and will support our local governments as they move to resist these undemocratic and un-American practices in order to reaffirm their commitment to inclusivity, respect and dignity. ESTO NO SUCEDERA AQUI - Resistencia del Condado de Sonoma a la Agenda de Trump CONSIDERANDO que, para proteger los derechos iguales e inalienables y la dignidad inherente de todas las personas, que es el fundamento de la relación entre un gobierno y el pueblo; Y CONSIDERANDO que reconocemos que los derechos y la dignidad de todas las personas están amenazados; NOSOTROS, los abajo firmantes que residen en el condado de Sonoma, CA, pedimos a todas las autoridades gubernamentales del condado de Sonoma y las agencias de aplicación de la ley que se comprometan por escrito a proteger a todos los miembros de la comunidad del condado; ADEMÁS, exhortamos a estas autoridades y agencias a proclamar públicamente que se negarán a cooperar con cualquier demanda del gobierno federal para instituir detenciones, deportaciones, registros, terapias de conversión, encarcelamiento o cualquier otro acto que apunte o discrimine basado en el estatus migratorio, Raza, origen étnico, religión, país de origen, capacidad, afiliación política, condición económica, edad, identidad de género u orientación sexual;ADEMÁS, los abajo firmantes, en obediencia a nuestras conciencias, nos comprometemos a proteger, en la medida de nuestras posibilidades, a todos los miembros de la comunidad y apoyaremos a nuestros gobiernos locales en su intento de resistir estas prácticas antidemocráticas y antiamericanas para reafirmar su compromiso con la inclusión, el respeto y la dignidad. *.     *.     *.     *.     *.     *.     *.     *.     *.     *.     *.     *.   *.    *.     *.      After the 2016 presidential election, so many people were talking about what might happen under a Trump presidency that a group of people came together to create a statement that would go to Sonoma County's city councils, the Board of Supervisors, the D.A., the Sheriff and the school boards letting them know that we expect them to protect all the people of Sonoma County (CA) from laws, executive orders and department regulations which would violate their civil rights. Through a Facebook announcement initiated by local activist, Susan Lamont, we ended up with more than 70 people from many communities working on the statement over the course of six meetings. We are currently involved in getting as many groups (95 groups have endorsed as of 1/9/17) and individuals as possible to endorse it before we take it to those elected bodies. This petition is the vehicle for support by individuals. We believe that these are not normal times and that people will make extraordinary efforts to be on the right side of history. We would like to make Sonoma County a county of resistance to all forms of discrimination. For those of us born in the years immediately following the end of WWII, we have heard people of all political persuasions say "Never again!" and "How did the German people allow that to happen?" We're essentially asking people to show that those reactions really meant something. We do not know exactly what the Trump administration will bring forth by law or executive order or department policies. But we should know what we will not allow or accept. The rhetoric of Trump and his appointees cannot be met with halfway measures or a wait-and-see attitude. We must be clear in our resistance and refusal from the start. Elected officials around the country are speaking up. The Mayor of New York City has been particularly strong in saying he will break the law to resist. Governor Jerry Brown has spoken out strongly, as well. We want the same from our elected representatives in Sonoma County. We can and should resist here. We can and should say “It won't happen here.” (This group is a loose affiliation of many people from many walks of life. We've been so busy promoting the statement that we haven't had time to create a formal organization - but we'll get to it! We do have a phone # -707-595-0153 - and an email address - info@it-wont-happen-here.org)    

It Won't Happen Here - Sonoma County Resistance
1,008 supporters
Started 2 days ago

Petition to Field Research Corporation, ABC NEWS, Monmouth University, Selzer & Company, Elway Research, Ciruli Associates, CNN

Gather Evidence of Russian Influence On the Outcome of the Presidential Election

A Survey to Specifically Assess the Impact on Key Voters that could have Changed the Result. The recent revelations of Russian influence on our presidential elections certainly deserve greater scrutiny. But there is little talk about collecting actual evidence of that impact on voters. I propose that there is an opportunity to gather evidence that could directly challenge the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s win. While polls have been maligned due to their inability to predict the election results, their statistical value is still valid within the margin of error in virtually every case. Let’s assume that the great discipline of Statistics is still sound. Can it still be used to assess the impact of Russian influence on this election? Consider if another survey was done to assess that influence. A poll would only have to be executed in only two states that, if won by Clinton, would have changed the ultimate result: Pennsylvania, Michigan. The only qualified respondents would be people that admit to have voted for Trump. If they have not seen the recent revelations (however unverified), then provide a summary of the findings and concerns about their veracity – as well as validation by the US intelligence agencies. Their opinion, however irrational, on the veracity of the claims is still a critical component of the survey. The key question is: “Knowing now what you have heard or read about Russia’s program to discredit Hillary Clinton in favor of supporting Donald Trump for the presidential election, would you have changed your vote to Hillary Clinton?” It should be anticipated that most respondents would remain steadfast in their original decision to vote for Trump. Yet, just how many positive respondents would be required to demonstrate a critical impact on the election? Consider that the margins of loss in the two states to be surveyed are as follows: PA: 44K or 0.60%MI: 13k or 0.27% of total votes cast. Pennsylvania is the largest margin of the three. Yet, keep in mind that only ½ of the marginal votes would have to swing to Clinton to sway the election. Therefore, in PA, only 0.3% would have to change. That’s 22,146 people, or only 8 out of every 1000 people. Assuming a +/-4% typical margin of error, the survey would only have to demonstrate that 5.2% of the Trump voters would have switched their votes for the effect to be validated. Even less would have to be observed in Michigan where the margin was 0.27%, requiring only 6,554 people, or 3 out of every 1000 people. This poll would be solid evidence that the election was directly influenced by Russia and that is why Trump is about to become the 45th US President. That survey would also render illegitimate that Presidency.

Joseph Urban
13 supporters