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What is the Democratic Club of Santa Maria Valley?

Democrats have a strong voice in the Santa Maria Valley. The Democratic Club of Santa Maria Valley (DCSMV) is chartered by the Santa Barbara County Democratic Central Committee. The DCSMV informs the voting public of the important issues that promote Santa Maria as a family-friendly community. Our members are motivated to advance a progressive platform. The progressive voices are becoming more active and understood.

Democrats have a clear appreciation for unions, public education, and the environment.  Providing reliable information and facts before going to the voting polls are some of the goals of the DCSMV.

When the leaders of today are spending taxpayer monies illegally to create fake news, our defense is to provide informed views. DCSMV organizes methods of bringing this information to our community and reaches out into the community to bring the voter back to the booth. Like-minded volunteers who work in the Democratic Headquarters and in the community are facilitating the DCSMV to accomplish its goals.

DCSMV members have become more active and energized. To learn about the Democratic Club, come to one of our regular monthly meetings the third Thursday of the month at the IHOP Restaurant, 202 S. Nicholson Ave. Santa Maria, CA 93454, (near U.S. 101 and East Main St.) at 7:00 pm Guest Speaker Session (dinner optional at 6:00 pm).  Call the Democratic Headquarters for open hours at 1(805) 349-2708.

We communicate on a regular basis on our Facebook site (link on our Home Page.)  Upcoming Events and Past Events are listed under our “Santa Maria Democratic Club/and Dem Links” Tab on the Home Page.  Elected Representative information is available on the Home Page Tab “CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES” and a Register To Vote online Link provides an easy way to register and/or update address, name, or other changes, and to request a vote by mail ballot.

Thank you for visiting our site!  We hope you will join our organization or attend one of our events.


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What We Do

Democracy Matters   Our country was founded on the principles of a Representative Democracy where the citizens eligible to vote would get together from time to time to elect the Representatives who would then go to a certain place to form a congress and conduct the business of the government for the people. The framers wrote …

Welcome Message, Mission Statement, Our Values

Welcome Message Mission Statement The Democratic Club of Santa Maria Valley, under charter from the Santa Barbara County Democratic Central Committee, is committed to preserving and fostering the Democratic Party’s principles and it’s spirit of dedication in support of the rights, liberties and dreams of all citizens of American society, with equality and without exclusion, …

Club Officers

President: Elizabeth (Beth) Schneider First Vice President: David Dennis Second Vice President:  Scott Baker Recording Secretary:  Janet Freckleton Corresponding Secretary: Wanda Givens-Lambert Treasurer: Laura Selken (Recent Past Presidents:   Connie Ford,  Vibiana Saavedra) Standing Committees: Candidates & Endorsements:  Lawanda Lyons-Pruitt Community Outreach: Sara Macdonald Community Events: Peter and Rosi Hill Democratic Women:  Kathleen Schartz Headquarters:  Franca Bon …

Club Service Area

Santa Maria Valley and Surrounding Areas.  All Democrats are welcome to become members and attend our meetings and programs.

Club History

Democratic Party History

At the start of the 21st Century, the Democratic Party can look back on a proud history, a history not just of a political organization but of a national vision. It is a vision based on the strength and power of millions of economically empowered, socially diverse and politically active Americans. Over two hundred years …

Calendar for Headquarters & Events Schedule

July 2017: Headquarters and events schedule  30 Spanish class 10am 1 2 3  Roger   4 Office Closed 5 Tom Exec. Brd. mtg 6 Closed 7 sub Spanish class10am 8 9 10 Roger 11 Louise 12 S.B. County Fair sub:  Jenny 13 Closed   14 Martha Spanish class 10am Dem Women’s Caucus: Noon 15 16 …