Updates in the campaign for MEASURE R – THE EUREKA FAIR WAGE ACT

August 22 Updates

Very Important:  We have an immediate need for volunteers to help us CANVASS in Eureka. No experience required! And you don’t have to live in Eureka to help. We have been knocking on doors every day, and we need more people. We will prepare you to canvass for Measure R, provide simple outreach supplies, and pair you up with a person who has experience. Then we’ll hit the streets, talk with Eureka residents about the fight for $12 in Eureka, and register more voters. We’ve registered about 350 Eureka residents so far!


  • We need you to VOLUNTEER your time and energy to help with phone calls, data entry, sign delivery, tabling at events, graphic art, etc.- your skills are needed.
  • YARD SIGNS for Measure R are being made by a small, local printing shop. Very exciting! Let us know if you’d like us to bring you a yard sign (or a smaller window sign) to display at your home or business in support of the Fair Wage Act!  Here’s what it looks like.



  • We’re hosting another outdoor FAIR WAGE CAFE at Cesar Chavez Park (Hammond Park), at 14th and F, Eureka (with the tennis courts and playground). It will be held sometime in September, on a Saturday.  We’ll finalize the date soon. Enjoy nutritious, yummy food, live local music, kid’s games, and family fun from 12noon to 5pm. Bring friends, co-workers, neighbors, and the whole family out for a day in the park! It’s all free!
  • Measure R recently received the unanimous endorsement of the Humboldt County Democratic Central Committee. Our thanks to them for their support of Measure R, and we’re pleased to add them to the growing list of organizations and individuals that stand behind Eureka’s working families.

  Endorsers of Measure R, the Eureka Fair Wage Act, we thank you:

  • Humboldt and Del Norte Central Labor Council
  • Humboldt County Democratic Central Committee
  • Roosevelt Institute at Humboldt State University
  • Humboldt County Green Party
  • SEIU Local 1021- a union of 54,000 workers in Northern California
  • United Food and Commercial Workers Local #5
  • Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Social Action Committee
  • Progressive Democrats
  • Operating Engineers Union local #3
  • Building and Construction Trades Council of Humboldt and Del Norte Counties
  • Eureka City Council member Linda Atkins
  • former Eureka City Council member Chris Kerrigan
  • Natalie Arroyo*
  • Kim Bergel*

(*We hope Natalie Arroyo and Kim Bergel will be Eureka City Council members in the near future)

  • Brave New Films, a non-profit documentary film company, is making a pro-minimum wage raise video that will be ready by Labor Day weekend.  They have contacted us, and we will have the video to show on Access Humboldt, the internet, wherever we (and you) can spread it.  It will include Eureka’s Measure R information!


  • Please consider giving a FINANCIAL DONATION of any amount to the Measure R campaign. It is run solely by volunteers in the community. Donations will help us print important campaign materials, fund radio spots, and help pay for web space. Donate today at FAIRWAGES.ORGYou can mail us a contribution, donate online, hand us money, a check, or money order in person– however it works for you!
  • If you haven’t seen our new website, please go to its easy-to-remember address, fairwages.org. Also, we continue to host the blog, eurekafairwageact.wordpress.com where, for almost two years, we’ve been posting research, news, events, etc. about raising wages.
  • We’re on Facebook.  “Friend” us at Fair Wage Folks. “Like” us at Eureka Fair Wage Act and Measure R.

Help us get the vote out for Measure R!

Fair is fair!  We need this!

For the people,
The Fair Wage Folks


Who Can Vote In California

Qualifications to Register and Vote in California
You may register to vote if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are a United States citizen
  • You are a resident of California
  • You are at least 18 years of age (or will be by the date of the next election)
  • You are not in prison or on parole for conviction of a felony
  • You have not been judged by a court to be mentally incompetent to register and vote          
 You will need to re-register to vote when:          

  • You move
  • You change your name
  • You change your political party affiliation

Voter Registration Deadline  The voter registration deadline is always 15 days before an election.  However, please be advised that voters who register after   the 29th day before an election will not receive a sample ballot or other election information by mail.

Permissible Uses of Voter Information (Elections Code §2157.2)Information on your voter registration affidavit will be used by elections officials to send you official information on the voting process, such as the location of your polling place and the issues and candidates that will appear on the ballot. Commercial use of voter registration information is prohibited by law and is a misdemeanor. Voter information may be provided to a candidate for office, a ballot measure committee, or other person for election, scholarly, journalistic, political, or governmental purposes, as determined by the Secretary of State. Driver’s license and social security numbers, or your signature as shown on your voter registration card, cannot be released for these purposes.  If you have any questions about the use of voter information or wish to report suspected misuse of such information, please call the Secretary of State’s Voter Protection and Assistance Hotline (800) 345-VOTE begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            (800) 345-VOTE     end_of_the_skype_highlighting or (916) 657-2166 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            (916) 657-2166     end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

Certain voters facing life-threatening situations may qualify for confidential voter status.       For more information, please contact the Secretary of State’s Safe At Home program or visit the       Secretary of State’s Web site at http://www.sos.ca.gov/safeathome. 

Remember: In California, the deadline to register to vote for an election is 15 days before each local and statewide election day.  If you register 29 days or less before an election, you will only receive a Voter Notification Card showing you are registered and telling you where to vote  — you will not receive a Sample Ballot or, for a statewide election, a State Voter Pamphlet — so register early!

Registration forms should be available at all post offices, many city clerk offices, libraries, the Department of Motor Vehicles, and County departments.  Call us and we will send you one.

You can visit or call the Election Office. Our hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Our location and mailing address is:
3033 H Street Eureka, CA 95501
You can reach us at :707.445.7678

Questions or comments?  humboldt_elections@co.humboldt.ca.us


California Online Voter Registration

https://rtv.sos.ca.gov/elections/register-to-vote/ or http://urlet.com/investing.cheer

Voter Registration Form

Important information to know before registering online.

Registration Deadline

To be eligible to vote in the November 6, 2012, General Election, you must  finish and submit your electronic form before midnight Pacific Daylight  Time (PDT) on October 22, 2012.

What you will need

To register online you will need your California driver license or  identification card number, the last four digits of your social security number  and your date of birth. Your information will be provided to the California  Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to retrieve a copy of your DMV signature.

If you do not have a California driver license or California identification  card, you can still use this form to register to vote by completing the online  interview by midnight PDT on October 22, 2012, and printing, signing, and  mailing your form to the address on the mailing label.

Safe at Home

Please do NOT use this form to register or re-register to vote if you  are enrolled in a confidential address program such as Safe at Home. If  sharing your address could put you in life-threatening danger, you may be  eligible to register to vote confidentially. For more information, contact the Safe at Home  program toll-free at (877) 322-5227 or safeathome@sos.ca.gov.

https://rtv.sos.ca.gov/elections/register-to-vote/ or http://urlet.com/investing.cheer

You may also print out a blank form to complete by hand. October 22, 2012, is the last day to register to be eligible to vote in the November 6, 2012, General Election.

Defending the Community
$12.00 An Hour Minimum Wage for Large Employers