FREE AND INDEPENDENT PRESS

FREE AND INDEPENDENT PRESS

SF RECORDING - JESSICA MORSE

Sierra Forward Presents:

The Importance of a Free and Independent Press

The Washington Post’s tagline is “Democracy Dies in Darkness.” And so, it does; ignorance is democracy’s most lethal enemy, for it is ignorance that fuels conspiracy theories and insurrection. An uneducated, and therefore gullible, citizenry is a tyrant’s dream.  We have seen this phenomenon in other countries and in other times. And now we see it in America. January 6 was the most graphic example, but not the only one.

Shasta County is not the only place in California where such dangerously corrosive forces are at work (in 2022 the Southern Poverty Law Center identified 103 hate and anti-government groups active in the state); but the situation in Shasta can and should serve as an example of how and why things can go bad very quickly, and how a free and independent press can become a target of anti-democratic groups and individuals.

Ms. Doni Chamberlain, publisher/editor of a news café in Redding knows all too well just how dreadful things can get. Listen to Doni, and hear her story.

 

Ken Pimlott – Recording

Ken Pimlott – Recording

Ken Pimlott Recording

Sierra Forward Town Hall Presents:

Ken Pimlott

Leading the discussion will be one of California’s foremost authorities on the topic, former CALFIRE Chief, Ken Pimlott.

Ken, working with a team in El Dorado County, led the creation of a county “Wildfire Strategy.” It is somewhat unique in the state and may serve as a model for other localities facing the threat of runaway fires.

Find out what El Dorado County is doing to create a safer environment for its citizens.

Jessica Morse – Recording

Jessica Morse – Recording

SF RECORDING - JESSICA MORSE

Sierra Forward Town Hall Presents:

Jessica Morse

Jessica Morse is skilled, savvy, and more prepared than ever to defeat Kevin Kiley in the race for Congressional District 3.

She is still as enthusiastic and genuine as ever and when you listen to the recording from her meeting at Sierra Forward’s Town Hall in December you will feel the same passion she has always demonstrated.

RURAL URBAN RECORDING

RURAL URBAN RECORDING

SF RECORDING - URBAN RURAL RECORDING

Sierra Forward Town Hall Presents:

Rural Urban Initiative

Listen to the recording to hear an interesting discussion about RUBI’s plan to close the divide between urban and rural Americans with policies that create a level playing field for all.

Anthony Flaccavento, Co-founder of the Rural Urban Bridge Initiative, addressed the Sierra Forward Town Hall meeting to share their group’s focus on creating policies with and for rural folks.

It Was All A Lie – Video

It Was All A Lie – Video

It Was All A Lie Book Cover

Sierra Forward Town Hall Presents:

It Was All a Lie Recording

Sierra Forward Town Hall presentation of “It Was All a Lie’ by Stuart Stevens recording.

“It Was All a Lie is not just an indictment of the Republican Party, but a candid and often lacerating mea culpa. Stevens is not asking for pity or forgiveness; he is simply telling us what he has seen firsthand. He helped to create the modern party that kneels before a morally bankrupt con man and now he wants nothing more than to see what it has become burned to the ground.”

To discuss this topic Sierra Forward was pleased to present Mr. Stuart Stevens, former GOP media consultant, one of the founders of The Lincoln Project, and author of “It Was All a Lie” in a Town Hall  Sept.14, 2023.

Check out the much requested recording by clicking here: https://youtu.be/9qQXthygiTc

Mr. Stevens argues, “When a party stands for nothing… it is only natural that it will be taken over by the loudest and angriest voices in the room.”