Wake the Bear
Reinette Senum for Governor
She is not a Democrat, not a Republican, she is a Californian
I am running for Governor as an independent, common-sense candidate focused on core values and ethics, but in order to turn California around we are going to need an unprecedented effort by all of us working together.
Let’s work together to build a California that our children, and the children of our children will thrive in.
Based upon the Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy that originally inspired our United States Constitution, we will use the Seven Generation principle as the primary guiding force of this campaign because all decisions made today should serve the next seven generations. Now is the time to recommit to a common- sense, values-based, local control system of self-governance that is centered around the health and well-being of all children, their parents and caregivers, and all the business owners, farmers, teachers and workers who make this state golden.
When I am Governor, Californians will once again have the freedom to manage their own day-to-day lives and the lives of their families. I will ensure that the state always provides comprehensive, transparent information in a clear manner and then allows people and communities to make their own decisions through the normal democratic process. One of my first acts will be to drive through the strongest legal protections against any future governor ever again illegally and unconstitutionally demolishing our state and its institutions and traditions.
Reinette Senum for Governor: Contract with Californians
“Artist Gottarda Piazzoni was asked, ‘And what is your religion?’ Piazzoni hesitated, then replied, ‘California.’ ”
--Crocker Art Museum curatorial notes, Sacramento, California
In 1988, the US Congress finally recognized the fundamental role that the principles of the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy — the Great Law of the Iroquois — played in the creation of the US Constitution. The Contract with Californians has been crafted in the same spirit, but with the re- inclusion of two of the most critical principles from the Great Law of the Iroquois that were not included in the Constitution: the Seventh Generation Principle and the Wisdom of Grandmothers and Elders Principle.
I am a fourth-generation Californian, born in San Francisco, adopted, and raised by my parents in the Sierra foothills. I spent my early years exploring the world, cultivating meaningful relationships, and gathering skills that would prepare me for the adventure of a lifetime. In 1994, I completed a solo winter expedition across Alaska which I filmed for National Geographic.
For the last 16 years, my focus has been on building up and investing in my hometown of Nevada City, California to be a more successful and resilient community.
I am now fighting for you and the next seven generations of California by resurrecting values that protect children and our golden state.
On Friday, December 3rd, freedom advocates, led by California gubernatorial candidate Reinette Senum, took to the steps of California’s Capitol to stand their ground. The article that prompted the press conference, published in The Sacramento Bee on November 21st, 2021, ‘Equal opportunity extremism: How women seized the moment in California’s far-right radical politics,’ proved an excellent starting point for an empowered call-to-action. In a naming of names and recitation of numbers, Senum laid out some of the framework of money and influence that has been used to build a spiderweb around free speech and real journalism.
With children running about in the audience experiencing firsthand what peaceful but persistent civic engagement looks like, Destarra Seymour, Mandi Rodriguez, Vanessa Colomb, Denise Aguilar, Tara Thornton, and Dana Gray, several of whom were specifically targeted in the article, spoke to the pressing reality of reclaiming our system of self-governance.
The women who spoke were a beautiful reflection of one of California’s greatest strengths: diversity. Each coming from a different background, they passionately discussed that which they do share: an understanding of how essential preserving bodily autonomy is to the future of California’s children. The women also corrected the record on several of the specific baseless and dangerous claims the Sacramento Bee article attempted to make about them. Most notably that somehow their advocacy efforts are no more than their silly-little-lady brains’ being duped into upholding white male patriarchal supremacy and that their advocacy bears some connection to the events on January 6th.
To describe the women who stand together in protection of both the childhoods and bodies of California’s children as misguided far right extremists is far from right, a truth that can easily be seen by anyone willing to listen to these women speak for themselves. Which is precisely why the tactic of name-calling is so heavily relied upon by the mainstream media. By lumping diverse individuals together under a single banner that has been carefully crafted to be seen as unacceptable, in this case the banner of lipsticked ‘extremists’, people whose voices do not conform to the current narrative can be easily swept from public consideration.
At least that is the goal.
What is being seen is something else entirely. The reason the media must scramble to group so many California women into a scare-tactic description, the reason six pages in the Sacramento Bee were recently dedicated to the character assassination of civic-minded citizens, is because the other authoritarian tactics are failing. The lies are floundering. The manipulations are falling apart. More and more people are not only seeing these advocates for who they really are, but also seeing themselves and their families in these advocates.
(Even Brian Williams is calling out the lies, with his recent primetime mic drop departure after 28 years at NBC, and he is as MSM as it gets.)
Each of these women, in their own words, shared the same message that has been showing up in school board meetings and city council meetings for the past eighteen months: federal and local government, public and private schools, journalists and media outlets, these were never meant to replace the voices of individual citizens. These institutions were built to be an extension of the people whose laws they make, children they educate and news they gather. They were formed to take the ideas, policies, and concepts most supported by the population and turn them into a societal structure that benefits constituents, an education system that creates resilient citizens, and a media platform that informs the masses.
This is not how they have come to function, however, and so as engaged citizens, the utmost responsibility becomes reeling those extensions back in. Holding them up to the light and looking them over is more than merely a right of the public; it is a duty. Working to re-establish a balanced system is the opposite of extreme.
No, these women, these mothers, these parents, as most can rightfully see, are not extreme. But a dying system is bound to lash out, so the media doth protest too much, because the peaceful protests of these individuals are waking up the Californian spirit. Wake the Bear.