THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Jake Scheels Setting Up California Protest Camps
Issue Date: May 27, 2020
Former Crivitz resident, Jake Scheels is busy out in California trying to protect Constitutional rights, mainly freedom of assembly and freedom of speech, and trying to make things better for at least a few of the thousands of homeless people there. He also is campaigning for recall of California Governor Gavin Newsome.
He said after his application for a permit to stage a demonstration on the steps of the California State Capitol in Sacramento was refused, he set up a protest camp at 4095 Bridge Street, in the heart of Fair Oaks, California, and right across the street from Gov. Newsome's home there.
Scheels' efforts are gaining some national attention. He has been interviewed by Fox News and the "Good Day" segment on TW network.
Scheels is a 1999 graduate of Crivitz High School, where his father and mother were both teachers. He moved to California after graduation and is employed as a musician, promoter and owner of a tree trimming service known as "Don't Tree'd On Me," a tree trimming company, with the Liberty Tree flag as an icon. His videos are posted on his Facebook page. He and his spouse, Raquel Katrine Ogren, have two children, daughter Katalina, 5, and son Keanu, 3.
Scheels said he has set up a "Go Fund Me" account to raise money for the two protest sites: "Camp We the People," across from the front gates to Newsome's home, and "Camp Occupied Newom's Music Festival," on a street along the backside of the Newsome property. He is seeking donations for protesters and the homeless and said if anyone homeless camps with them he gives them food, water and supplies. Donations are directed to the Nicolet Bank in Crivitz.
The music festival protest started with one band on Saturday, May 23, and more bands will be coming. He hopes to keep it going for a month. Scheels said he has already raised $1,173 in Go Fund Me donations plus $500 in cash donations for the music festival. People have loaned them items like picnic tables for the camp, and he is looking for sponsors, and for food trucks to come and sell food, etc. "Everyone is invited," Scheels declared.
Scheels said when all this started he had 15 "friends" on Facebook, and some unfriended him due to problems with his protests. However, others signed on and he now has over 3,500 Facebook followers.