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Santa Barbara County Districts have been redrawn as of December 2021.  There are graphics of the maps for the boundaries for all 5 Districts.  Santa Maria and Orcutt are in District 4 and 5.  MAPS ARE ON PAGE 15-22 of the document link:   https://drawsantabarbaracounty.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/20211213-SB-CIRC-Final-Report.pdf

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Register to vote in the March 5, 2024 CA Primary. VOTE BY MAIL, VOTE EARLY! VOTE FOR DEMOCRATS!

Register before Tuesday, February 20, 2024, online or at the Elections Office, hours are 8:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 5:00pm, excluding holidays. 511 E. Lakeside Pkwy, Suite 134, Santa Maria, CA 93455-1310)  1-800-722-868       Link to Map

(If you are all updated and registered, and have received your ballot, scroll down for voting information.)


Register to vote online or check voting status:  https://registertovote.ca.gov/

(Allow at least 48 hours for online registration for the verification process to be completed.)



Requirements to Register to Vote in California:

  • A citizen of the United States,
  • A resident of California,
  • At least 18 years of age at the time of the next election,
  • Not currently serving a state or federal prison term for the conviction of a felony (for additional information on the rights of people who have been incarcerated please visit the Secretary of State’s Voting Rights: Persons with a Criminal History page), and;
  • Not currently found mentally incompetent to vote by a court (for more information, please visit the Secretary of State’s Voting Rights: Persons Subject to Conservatorship page).

Once your registration form is received and processed, the county will send you a Voter Notification Card within 2 to 3 weeks indicating that you are now registered to vote.

If you are under 18, you may pre-register to vote if you meet the following qualifications:

  • Be 16 or 17 years old, and;
  • Meet all of the other eligibility requirements to vote listed above.

You will automatically be registered to vote on your 18th birthday.

You must re-register to vote if you:

  • change your name
  • change your address
  • wish to change your political party preference
  • change your signature


If you do not have a California Driver’s License or California State Identification card, you can still use the online voter registration form to apply to register to vote. However, you will need to take additional steps to complete your voter registration.

f you are unable to retrieve your registration information, please call (800) SBC-VOTE (800-722-8683).

More details at the Santa Barbara County Elections website:


Want to know what voting District you are in?  CLICK HERE to look up Districts and Representatives by address



This is a Presidential Primary.

Joseph Biden is the Endorsed Incumbent Democratic President.


The CA Democratic Party has endorsed Proposition 1

and Democratic candidates:

U.S. Congress, Dist. 24, Salud Carbajal, Incumbent

State Senate, Dist 21,  Monique Limon, Incumbent

State Assembly, Dist 37, Gregg Hart, Incumbent

There are two U.S. Senate  terms for Dianne Feinstein’s Senate seat;

one for the remainder of her term and one full term.  Vote Democrat please.

CONVENIENT!!  Mail completed ballots…no stamp required… or there are several secure ballot  “drop boxes” available 24 hours a day until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 (election day.)   https://www.countyofsb.org/3265/Current-Ballot-Drop-Box-Locations-by-Are

NOTE: Elected offices have different term lengths of time, so  not all Representatives or offices are up for election on every ballot. These are your Representatives in your voting District:




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BLACK HISTORY MONTH February 1 – February 29, 2024

This National Black History Month, we celebrate the vast contributions of Black Americans to our country and recognize that Black history is American history and that Black culture, stories, and triumphs are at the core of who we are as a Nation.        –  President Joseph R.  Biden, Jr.


Tune into month long programs celebrating Black History Month 2024:


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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 15, 2024, a day of reflection and honor dedicated to volunteerism and community service.

This year marks 56 years since King,  the Nobel Peace Prize recipient civil rights activist, was tragically assassinated.   It’s a real betrayal to his life and legacy that  voting rights is continuing to be an issue that’s under assault.

For many Americans, the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is a day of public service, a time to volunteer in their communities. It’s also a day when many of us reflect on the legacy of the late civil rights leader.

Many of the senators opposing the voting rights bill have tweeted tributes to King.  But as Dr. King’s family said before, it’s not enough to praise their father. They even said, on this holiday, don’t celebrate his birthday unless you’re willing to support what he lived for and what he died for.  So those other pieces of what Dr. King stood for is something that we really do need to grapple with.

Here are 6 podcasts to listen to:  https://www.npr.org/2023/01/13/1148690803/podcasts-mlk-martin-luther-king-jr-day

The effort to honor King  finally succeeded when President Ronald Reagan eventually signed a bill in 1983 that added Martin Luther King Jr. Day to the list of federal holidays, commemorating King’s contribution to the civil rights movement. Still, it wasn’t officially observed until 1986.

In 1994, under then-President Bill Clinton, it became the only federal holiday dedicated to volunteerism, after Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act. Americans are encouraged to observe the day “with acts of civic work and community service” in honor of King’s legacy.

Let’s not forget that what Dr. King lived and died for is about more than one day of remembrance.

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President Biden Administration’s achievements are impressive!
For starters, the predicted recession DIDN’T happen! The economy is improving and inflation is dropping. The Democrats continue to fight for women’s rights, support unions, increase good paying American jobs, support climate change solutions, improve health care, reduce student debt, gun safety, and many other ongoing issues affecting our rights, safety, freedoms, and quality of life.
Some of the many accomplishments during President Biden’s term:
1 A bipartisan 1.2 trillion infrastructure bill
2 Building semiconductors at home in America through the CHIPS Act
3 The Inflation Reduction Act
4 A $2,000 annual cap for out-of-pocket prescription drug costs for those insured by Medicare.
5 Support for Ukraine’s defense against a Russian invasion
6 $369 billion for a climate initiative to reduce greenhouse emissions and promote lean energy technologies.
7 $300 billion in new revenue through a corporate tax increase.
8 Cancelled over 130 billion dollars in student debt.
9 Enacted dozens of pro-environment & pro-justice actions
• First Gun Safety Legislation in 30 years
• Omnibus Act to fund government/Electoral College Reform
• Surpassed Obama and Trump in Federal Court Judge appointments, with ⅔ of the appointments women or judges of color
• Burn Pit Protect for Veterans
• Violence Against Women Act
• Post Office Reform Bill
• Marriage Equality Act
• American Rescue Plan


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Contact our Congressman, Salud Carbajal with Federal issues including the current middle east conflict, IRS, visas, and more.

The U.S. State Department is providing up to date resources available:


Congressman Salud Carbajal can help with State Department issues.   Call any of the offices:   https://carbajal.house.gov/contact/officeinformation.htm     

or send a note:   https://carbajal.house.gov/contact/



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Laphonza Butler sworn in on October 3, 2023 to complete the CA U.S. Senate term of Dianne Feinstein.

BUTLER, Laphonza Romanique, will become the first Black lesbian to openly serve in the Senate. She will serve out the remainder of a Senate term left vacant by the death of Dianne Feinstein, who represented California for three decades.  Born in Magnolia, Miss., May 11, 1979; graduated South Pike High School, Magnolia, Miss., 1997; B.A., political science, Jackson State University, 2001; union organizer and president; political campaign consultant and strategist; political action committee executive; University of California Board of Regents 2018-2021; appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate on October 1, 2023, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Dianne Feinstein; took the oath of office on October 3, 2023.

More information:



Contact Senator Butler:  https://www.butler.senate.gov/

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Follow President Biden’s domestic and international activity.

Follow the progress of the Biden/Harris Administration.  Text or write the President.


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Grand Jury’s have spoken, and referred criminal charges. The United States D.O.J., the D.A. of Manhattan, State of New York, and the D.A. of Georgia, indict former U.S. President, Donald J Trump and other co-conspirators.

August 13, 2023:

Indictments filed by the D.A. of State of Georgia.

Trump, for the fourth time being indicted in the last year, and 18 others have been indicted in Georgia for their illegal involvement in the effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election.  Defendants have until August 25th to submit to the court house where they will be booked. Eight of the defendants are attorneys.  The D. A. targets March of 2024 for the trial.

The Indictment document:  https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/23909543-23sc188947-criminal-indictment

Who are the defendants?  ://wwwhttps.politico.com/news/2023/08/15/fulton-county-trump-indictment-defendants-00111220

August 3, 2023:

4 felony counts filed by the U.S. Dept. of Justice

Former President Donald Trump has been indicted on four felony counts, including conspiracy to defraud the United States and witness tampering, for his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.  The indictment from the Department of Justice describes six co-conspirators who assisted Trump, including four attorneys, a DOJ official and a political consultant.  They also sought to organize “fraudulent slates of electors in seven targeted states” and use the Justice Department to conduct “sham election crime investigations and to send a letter to the targeted states that falsely claimed that the Justice Department had identified significant concerns that may have impacted the election outcome.”


June 8, 2023:

37 felony Indictments filed by the U. S. Dept. of Justice

The twice impeached Trump will be arraigned on federal criminal charges June 13,  2023 in Florida.  Read the entire printable 49 pages of the 37 indictments, which includes espionage, obstruction, and conspiracy charges:  https://d3i6fh83elv35t.cloudfront.net/static/2023/06/trump-indictment.pdf

“Our nation’s commitment to the rule of law sets an example for the rest of the world.  We have one set of laws in this country and they apply to everyone,”  said Jack Smith,  Special Counsel  of the U. S. Department of Justice,  when he made the detailed charges filed June 8, 2023 available to the public on June 9, 2023.

“Our laws that protect our national defense information are critical to the safety and security of the United States, and they must be enforced,” Smith said. “Violation of those laws put our country at risk.”

Smith did not go into the details of the indictment, but instead urged people to read it.


Later Smith said that he would seek a speedy trial, but he also seemed to counter some of Trump’s attacks — including that this was a “boxes hoax” — by arguing that the case was about national security.

 Who is co-defendant Walt Nauta?

The only other person named in the indictments was Walt Nauta,  the personal military valet to Trump during his presidency, and later Trump’s aide as a private citizen at Mar-A-Lago.  Nauta is a native of Guam..  Nauta attracted the attention of the government for his appearance on security camera footage from the club, which was subpoenaed by prosecutors, moving boxes in and out of a basement storage room after a grand jury subpoena.  In interviews with government officials, according to the indictment, he gave false testimony about whether he had moved boxes to Trump’s residence earlier in the year. In reality, according to the indictment, Nauta brought several boxes to Trump’s residence from the storage room at a time when National Archives officials were seeking the return of presidential material, but he told investigators he didn’t.

March 30, 2023:

34 felony counts filed by Alvin L. Bragg, New York State, Manhattan District Attorney

Trump has been charged with 34 felony counts of falsifying business records related to a series of Trump Organization checks he signed in 2017 to his personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen. The payments were to reimburse Mr. Cohen for a hush money payoff he had made in October 2016 to a porn actress, Stormy Daniels, to cover up a potential sex scandal just before the election. But, according to the indictment, internal documents falsely recorded the checks as payments for legal work Mr. Cohen had purportedly performed in 2017 under a retainer that did not exist.


Comparing the legal cases against Trump (written by the New York Times): https://www.nytimes.com/article/trump-cases-counts-charges-strengths.html

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CA Governor Gavin Newsom Record 2022

On the Record for California Governor, Gavin Newsom, re-elected Nov 2022:


Gov. Gavin Newsom signed nearly 1,000 bills into law during the 2022 legislative session.   Among the laws that take effect Jan. 1, 2023, are harsher penalties for street racing, shrinking the minimum wage gap and resources for missing or endangered indigenous people.  Here are a few California laws that take effect:

News articles about new laws for 2023:  https://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/story/news/local/2022/12/30/new-year-new-california-laws-here-are-a-few-that-go-into-effect-jan-1/69760038007/

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Biden-Harris Administration Record 2021-2022

With  a razor thin majority,  President Biden Administration  was able to accomplish some of the most historic goals for the American people of any U.S. President in history.



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January 6th Insurrection Hearings on Youtube and Conclusions

Final Report,   December 21, 2022:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtwItbTPWNE

 Criminal Charges recommended by the Committee on December 21, 2022:     https://santamariademocrats.info/criminal-referrals-made-by-the-january-6-committee/



CBS News:    https://www.cbsnews.com/atlanta/news/january-6-committee-conclusion-trump-ultimately-responsible-for-insurrection/

Newsweek:    https://www.newsweek.com/jan-6-criminal-referral-charges-against-trump-will-stick-kirschner-says-1767978

Review of the hearings and discussions on C-SPAN:   https://www.c-span.org/search/?searchtype=Videos&sort=Newest&seriesid[]=112

Youtube recordings of the Congressional Investigating Committee of the January 6, 2021 Insurrection:

Day 1, June 9, 2022:   https://youtu.be/UiL2inz487U

Day 2, June 13, 2022:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jblC2Ooog2U

Day 3, June 16, 2022:  https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/watch-live-jan-6-committee-hearings-day-3

Day 4, June 21, 2022:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZPBWZcr-vw

Day 5, June 23, 2022:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eNhqobJl_E

Day 6, June 28, 2022:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC3_VFFJlSY

Day 7, July 12, 2022:   https://www.thirteen.org/blog-post/january-6-hearing-july-12-live-with-pbs-newshour/

Day 8, July 21, 2022:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48HH4LVn07g

Day 9, October 13, 2022:  https://www.c-span.org/video/?523473-1/january-6-committee-votes-subpoena-president-trump

Final Report,  December 21, 2022   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtwItbTPWNE

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California Certified Final Results for Nov 8, 2022 Mid Term Election

California Certified Election Results of Mid Term Election November 8, 2022:
(Begin on page 21 for individual candidates vote count.)



The CA Secretary of State will certify the results for all CA counties on December 16, 2022.

County elections officials must complete final official results by December 8, 2022.




Note:  Not all votes are conclusive on the preliminary results.

Second update to Preliminary Results in Santa Barbara County as of Nov. 18, 2022:


First Preliminary Results in Santa Barbara County as of Nov. 9, 2022:



Why aren’t all of the ballots processed at the same time?  Visit the SB County Election link for an explanation:  https://content.civicplus.com/api/assets/2f4fd4dc-805e-4d40-8819-c9938c346c11

What is a Provisional Ballot?:  Provisional ballots ensure that voters are not excluded from the voting process due to an administrative error. They provide a fail-safe mechanism for voters who arrive at the polls on Election Day and whose eligibility to vote is uncertain.  If their eligibility cannot be established, the ballot will not be counted.

When there is uncertainty about a voter’s eligibility—the potential voter’s name is not on the voter rolls, a required identification document isn’t available or another issue arises—the election official is required to offer the voter a provisional ballot instead of a regular ballot. Standards for handling provisional ballots are determined by state law.  Voters often need to be their own biggest advocate when it comes to provisional ballots — following up with local elected officials to confirm they have looked into their qualifications and have counted their vote.  There is an option in California to be notified when your vote is received and counted by the elections office.   It can be requested on the registration form or online.  Online:  https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/ballot-status/wheres-my-ballot

In nearly all of the states, after being cast, the provisional ballot is kept separate from other ballots until after the election. A determination is then made as to whether the voter was eligible to vote, and therefore whether the ballot is to be counted. Generally, a board of elections or local election officials will investigate the provisional ballots within days of the election. If their eligibility cannot be established, the ballot will not be counted.  Since this is an additional administrative step, a large number of provisional ballots can increase costs for jurisdictions.

Follow the Election Results on the Santa Barbara County Elections websitehttps://www.countyofsb.org/3294/Election-Results

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DEMOCRATS DO DELIVER,  and we should shout it from the rooftops! Here’s a long list as of Nov. 2022,   in case you haven’t been able to keep track!

Follow the White House on Facebook for ongoing updates: https://www.facebook.com/WhiteHouse/

White House websitehttps://www.whitehouse.gov/therecord/

– On health care, the bill enables the federal health secretary to negotiate the prices of some drugs for   Medicare.  It also caps out-of-pocket prescription drug costs for people on Medicare at $2,000, effective in 2025.  The bill also provides a three-year extension on health care subsidies in the Affordable Care Act that were originally passed in last year’s pandemic relief bill.

– The sweeping bill allocates more than $300 billion to be invested in energy and climate reform. It’s the largest federal clean energy investment in U.S. history, It includes $60 billion for boosting renewable energy infrastructure in manufacturing, like solar panels and wind turnbines, and includes tax credits for electric vehicles and measures to make homes more energy efficient.  The bill is expected to lower greenhouse gas emissions by 40% based on 2005 levels, by the end of the decade.

– On taxes, the legislation establishes a 15% minimum tax for corporations making $1 billion or more in income, which is estimated to bring in over $300 billion in revenue.

– The Chips and Science Act, providing more than $200 billion to boost domestic production of semiconductor computer chips and reduce U.S. reliance on overseas manufacturing of the components that power nearly all facets of modern technology.  The legislation was a top priority for the Biden administration, with top officials warning lawmakers ahead of its passage that failure to act would have severe national security and economic consequences.

– Two new laws will extend the time period prosecutors have to prosecute individuals who committed fraud through the Paycheck Protection Program or Covid-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, extending the statute of limitations for criminal and civil enforcement against a borrower to 10 years.

– Organized NATO to stand up against the Russian invasion of Ukraine and inspired Sweden and Finland to join NATO. These actions strengthened NATO, which has now worked out a 22 million ton grain deal to enable Ukraine to export grain to developing nations.
– Passed a 1.9 million American Rescue Plan to rebuild the economy after the Pandemic creating 10 million new jobs and lowering unemployment to the rate of 3.6%.
– Launched programs to untangle logistics at US Ports and increase truckers in this country in an effort to resolve issues with our supply chain.
– Signed the largest bi-partisan Gun Safety Bill in 30 years!
– Signed a bi-partisan bill to resolve the issue of challenges with Baby Formula distribution.
– Shepherded and signed a 1.2 Trillion bi-partisan Infrastructure Bill to invest in bridges, roads, public transportation, clean energy, and broadband.
– President Biden, Vice President Harris, and the U.S. Department of Education have announced a three-part plan to help working and middle-class federal student loan borrowers transition back to regular payment as pandemic-related support expires. This plan includes loan forgiveness of up to $20,000. For details on the plan visit this official site:    https://studentaid.gov/debt-relief-announcement/

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5-4 Supreme Court Conservative Majority overturns Roe V Wade on June 24, 2022. 4 men and 1 woman stripped away federal Constitutional reproductive rights of American women and returned abortion decisions to the states. At least 28 states have immediately enforceable draconian anti abortion laws.

 Planned Parenthood health centers in Santa Maria, and all California clinics, are still open and will continue to provide a full range of sexual and reproductive health care services.   Women’s Health Care in Santa Maria, CA:  https://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-center/california/santa-maria/93454/santa-maria-center-2250-90170/womens-health

On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court has eliminated the federal constitutional right to abortion by overturning Roe v. Wade, returning decisions to the states. This dangerous outcome will open the floodgates for states across the country to ban abortion.  With the Supreme Court stripping Americans of their federal constitutional rights, dozens of states can quickly move to ban abortion. We’ve already seen many states pass bans; this decision will fuel the efforts of lawmakers to ban abortion across the country.  Liberal Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan dissented and Chief Justice John Roberts abstained.

Which states are likely to ban abortion?https://abc7news.com/which-states-ban-abortion-banning-is-illegal-trigger-laws/11992746/

Supreme Court lIberal Justices warn more rights are at stake:     https://news.yahoo.com/supreme-courts-liberal-justices-warn-145915639.html?fr=yhssrp_catchall
California Gov. Gavin Newsom tweeted, “This is an attack on American freedom. CA, OR and WA are creating the West Coast offensive.  A road map for other states to stand up for women. Time to fight like hell.”    CA Governor Newsom :   https://www.capradio.org/articles/2022/06/24/watch-live-california-governor-gavin-newsom-on-states-action-to-protect-abortion-rights/
President Biden and Planned Parenthood respond to Roe v. Wade being overturned: https://abc7news.com/roe-v-wade-overturned-planned-parenthood-abortion-california-rights-is-still-legal-in/11993333/


Vigil in Santa Maria.  110 E. Cook St, Santa Maria, CA  93454 at 5:30 pm on June 24, 2022.

Permanent link to this article: https://santamariademocrats.info/2022/06/24/5-4-supreme-court-conservative-majority-overturns-roe-v-wade/

March for Our Lives in Santa Maria

March for Our Lives 2022 was held in downtown Santa Maria,  June 11th. Concerned and outraged residents, from Santa Maria, Lompoc, Santa Barbara, and surrounding areas, participated in the nationwide demonstration against gun violence. Chairs with the names of each of the 19 children and 2 teachers, murdered in the Uvalde, TX, mass shooting on May 24th, were lined up facing Broadway. Several local families who have experienced the loss of loved ones due to gun violence spoke. Leaders of local groups encouraged everyone to stay involved and continue as part of an ongoing movement. (Watch for media coverage on KSBY and Noozhawk online news.)

Permanent link to this article: https://santamariademocrats.info/2022/06/12/march-for-our-lives-in-santa-maria/

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