Welcome to the DCSMV Website

We hope you will find our multilingual website informational and interesting.  Everything can be read in languages other than English. JUST CLICK ON THE “Select Language”  BUTTON.   We strive to provide educational tools to help voters make good, informed decisions, and to become active  Democrats.  

To view the Home Page Image slider posts, which scroll automatically sideways, or for faster viewing,  click on the right arrow to view the next post.  Click on the image to view the full post.  When finished reading a post, scroll up to the Tab “Home” and click on it.  You will be back to the same place and can continue scrolling the posts, or, click on any of the Tabs across the top of the site (or the Menu bars)  and you will be directed to other areas of interest, such as voting information, or our area’s elected representative’s contact information.  You can also search for specific topics by entering keywords in the Search Bar at the top right corner of the Home Page.  There are also items of interest along the right side of the Home page (available if using a tablet or desktop computer. If using a cell phone, scroll down at the end of this post).

Voters can register and change information on this link  A Registration and Voting Guide   also found on the Home page tab,  and join or donate to our club using secure ActBlue with your credit card.  The calendar of all of our monthly club meetings are also listed along with our contact information.  Join us and meet our members.  The public is always welcome to hear what our informative guest speakers have to say,  and enjoy other planned programs.   Visit our Facebook by clicking on the icon at the top of our Home page.  Please let us know if we can improve our website.  Thank you!

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(Note:  The Santa Maria Elections Office at 511 E. Lakeside Parkway has limited hours during off election years.  Call 1-800-722-8683 for details or to speak to an election’s office  assistant.  The County Recorder’s Office in the same building can accept registration forms and answer some election questions.)

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DCSMV meets the third Thursday of every month.
IHOP Restaurant, 202 S. Nicholson Ave. Santa Maria, 93454 
(Freeway 101 and East Main Street)
     6:00 p.m. Social time and dinner (IHOP menu)
     7:00 – 7:35 p.m. scheduled speakers or program.
     7:40 p.m. General business meeting.
Call for office hours 1-805- 349-2708.
Email:    dcsmv@dcsmv.net.
Headquarters office:  327 E. Plaza Drive, #2, Santa Maria, CA 93454. 
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JOIN US FOR A FUN AFTERNOON, DCSMV Fundraiser at the Santa Maria Civic Theatre, Sunday, October 27, 2019.

Join us for a fun afternoon!  
Sunday, October 27, 2019 
Great comedic musical, with appetizers/desserts,
wine, and coffee served at intermission! 

Play starts promptly at 1:30 p.m., so come early!
Santa Maria Civic Theatre
1600 N. McClelland St., Santa Maria, CA  93454

$35  per person.  Pay online HERE,
or drop off or mail check to:
DCSMV, 327 E. Plaza St, Santa Maria, CA 93454
We’ll confirm by phone or email.

“Harry Witherspoon, an unassuming English shoe salesman, lives an uneventful life in East Grinstead, England. His life takes a dramatic turn when he learns that his uncle Anthony, a casino manager from Atlantic City, has been killed by his blind lover. Harry learns that he stands to inherit $6,000,000 from his uncle – but only if he agrees to take his Uncle’s corpse on a trip to Monte Carlo. Otherwise, the money will all go to his uncle’s favorite charity, the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn. In a quest to gain his uncle’s inheritance, Harry sets out to fulfill Anthony’s dying wish. However, in Monte Carlo, he meets a host of quirky characters who are also in hot pursuit of his uncle’s money.”

Call the Democratic Club of Santa Maria Valley (805) 349-2708 for more information.


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SAVE OUR PLANET! Santa Maria Valley Global Climate demonstration, 110 E. Cook St, 93454.

Santa Maria students and supportive adults rallied and marched down S. Broadway on Friday, September 27th along with millions of other demonstrators around the world last week to demand action, not resistance, by lawmakers to address the dangerous levels of greenhouse gases that are contributing to climate change.  With bilingual interpretation, speakers included several members of the community, students, renowned scientist James Lawrence Powell,  Santa Barbara County Supervisor Joan Hartmann, and staff member Wendy Motta from Congressman Salud Carbajal’s office.  Local concerns about drilling in Cat Canyon over Santa Maria’s water aquifers, and the lack of renewable energy were among the issues discussed.  Students vowed to continue the pressure on lawmakers to act or face electoral consequences in 2020.  

Sign the Food and Water Watch petitions:




Speakers and then a march.  Concerned residents of Santa Maria Valley are asking elected representatives to stop fossil fuel development, especially in Cat Canyon where drilling could affect the water supply for over 200,000 residents, and to incentivize industry to develop renewable energy.

 Over 800 U. S. cities, including several cities in Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo County, and 3500 cities internationally, are participating in demonstrations to demand that laws be enacted to immediately prioritize and address global warming.

Climate change is the biggest threat to the safety of our food, water, and communities. We deserve climate legislation that puts an end to fossil fuel destruction. It’s time for our lawmakers to give us a Real Green New Deal. Climate legislation needs to include an immediate fossil fuel phase-out, a halt to leading of federal lands for fossil fuel production, and an end to the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure.Speakers

Please join the Food and Water Watch grassroots demonstration in Santa Maria on Friday, September 27th, 6 pm-7:30 pm, in front of the Santa Maria City Hall at 110 E. Cook St, 93454. 

Bring your ideas and join the movement to SAVE OUR PLANET!!

Speakers 6 pm – 6:30pm, then a  march along S. Broadway to Main Street.

Speakers: James Lawrence Powell, renowned scientist and author


                    Joan Hartmann, Santa Barbara County Supervisor, 3rd District


                    Wendy Motta, staff member office of Salud Carbajal, U.S.

                   Congressman, 24th District


TAKE ACTION! EMAIL, PHONE, OR WRITE YOUR REPRESENTATIVES:   https://santamariademocrats.info/your-reps-and-maps/

What is the NEW GREEN DEAL?  https://santamariademocrats.info/what-is-the-green-new-deal/


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Santa Barbara County moves towards Solar, Wind power

The primary power generation source envisioned by the plan would be solar, but the potential for utility-scale wind energy projects would also be enhanced through the revision of ordinances, specifically in the Coastal Zone.  4-1 vote in favor (Peter Adam, 4th District,  dissenting)  by Santa Barbara County Supervisors in September 2019.



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ERG Oil sold to TerraCore. Hearings postponed until a revised plan prepared for S.B. County.

Oil spills and leakages happen.  To report a suspected oil spill, immediately call the State Warning Center 1-800-424-8802, then notify Channelkeeper at 805-563-3377.  In an emergency, call 911.  

A Denver, Colorado company has purchased ERG in August 2019.  ERG is the company that has had enormous and continued resistance by local residents in their quest to get approval from Santa Barbara County to  drill dozens of new oil wells in Cat Canyon over the Santa Maria water basin.

Scheduled hearings will be rescheduled after TerraCore has prepared their plans to use more solar to extract oil, but no plans revealed to abandon the project altogether to drill over the aquifer.

Santa Maria Times:

“A memo from the Planning & Development Department said a new notice of the project hearing will be announced once a date is established.

The memo also said a report addressing any proposed modifications to the project and revisions to the environmental impact report, as well as responses to commissioners’ requests for information, will be provided and available to the public before the date of the continued hearing.

ERG — now TerraCore — is  proposing to add 187 new steam-injected oil and gas wells and two new steam generators on about 75 acres of the company’s 8,054-acre property in West Cat Canyon south of Santa Maria.”

Full article:  https://santamariatimes.com/news/local/erg-sold-new-owner-terracore-may-add-solar-power-to/article_ca2faff1-2a1d-5d73-8c16-b0617cbb20c3.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share&fbclid=IwAR13IO2Hpr3RMrGoJAWi9g9RbSfcEa2ZaFN0qHYD5xyBG1616puH1aDhWNU

HISTORY OF ERG vs. SANTA BARBARA COUNTY prior to TerraCore purchasing ERG:

This project would double the county’s current onshore oil production and is starkly at odds with our county’s Climate Action Plan goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the county by 50% by 2030.  

  • It would drill through the Santa Maria Valley groundwater basin, which provides clean drinking water for residents and agriculture. Well castings can and do fail, and surface spills are inevitable, thus risking our county’s largest clean water source. ERG has already spilled more than any other onshore oil company since 2010. 
  • The crude oil in Cat Canyon is so thick that ERG needs to truck in a lighter crude from Kern County to mix with it, and then truck the combined crude back out again to a pump station – requiring 156 one-way truck trips every day of light and blended crude oil. 
  • Trucks are the least safe way to transport oil, and accidents can shut down roads for extended periods of time. The project creates roadway hazards by adding oil tanker trucks to the 101, a critical transportation corridor for our region.
  • This project represents an industrial expansion in a high fire hazard area. ERG has had 34 fire department violations over the past four years and there have been recent fires on their site. This is an unacceptable risk given ever-increasing wildfire risk due to climate change.
  • ERG’s natural gas pipeline, with a capacity greater than all residential natural gas usage in the county, poses an explosion risk along the 101 where a gas leak and roadway spark could trigger a vapor cloud fire. 
  • The project presents a financial risk to the county. When a spill, fire or other disaster occurs, companies often leave taxpayers and counties on the hook. ERG is in bankruptcy, making the chances of them paying for damages highly unlikely.  They have even failed to pay property taxes. In County Council’s 2017-19 budget request, they reported that ERG owed the county $14 million in back taxes.



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Archived videos of prior S.B. County hearings:


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Contact Santa Barbara Planning Commissioners!!

**** Phone or Email comments on ERG’s 233 new steam injection wells to:

Deputy Director: John Zorovich/Energy, Minerals & Compliance
Supervising Planner: Errin Briggs 805-568—2047
Staff Contact: Nancy Minick 805-884-8050
Staff Emails:

 Also, contact our elected SB County Board of Supervisors:

Link:  https://santamariademocrats.info/your-reps-and-maps/north-santa-barbara-county-supervisors/

NO drilling! Reject proposals by oil companies AERA, ERG (currently in bankruptcy) and PetroRock.  These projects would drill through the Santa Maria Valley Groundwater Basin, which provides clean drinking water to 12 cities and over 200,000 people. We need to make sure our county votes against these proposals

Steam Injection to extract oil is what is happening at Orcutt Hill and several other Orcutt sites on the east side of 101 Freeway mixed in with agriculture land. And now big oil company ERG wants to develop even further in Cat Canyon, OVER THE SANTA MARIA WATER AQUIFER. Let the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission know we expect them to do their jobs for the community and deny ERG’s request and prevent them from steam injecting through our water table!!

Pressurized steam is injected into the oil-bearing zone over several days, creating fissures for the hot steam to reach the thick crude oil and soften it.
Steaming ends and as the heated oil becomes more mobile, it is drawn up through the same well system. As more and more oil is taken out of the ground, support for the surface substrate weakens, causing land around the well to sink.


Prior Events and posts History:


The ORCUTT oil field was identified as a high priority study area for the RMP (Regional Monitoring Program) because relatively large volumes of fluid have been injected into the ground for enhanced oil recovery water disposal.  
Write your comments to the BLM, Bureau of Land Management, in Bakersfield:
(Deadline to respond by email was was June 10, 2019.)
 Write a letter:
3801 Pegasus Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93308
Phone:  (661)391-6000

Copy and paste Letter:

Hello, I am a resident of Santa Maria Valley, in Santa Barbara County, and I am deeply concerned about fracking and oil exploration near my community because of the disturbance of nature and contamination.   Oil companies are using chemicals and groundwater to extract fossils that can contaminate the earth’s natural resources. This process would misuse fresh water and  jeopardize aquifers.  Also, fuel adds to the carbon emissions in our atmosphere at a time when we should be focusing on decreasing emissions.
Additionally, the draft EIS is inadequate because it fails to adequately evaluate the impact of fracking on climate change.
At the conclusion of the analysis, I hope you will amend your management plan to exclude, or place restrictions on, parcels offered for oil leasing and fracking, reflective of the risks and impacts they pose to public health and the environment. In addition, I hope that you will close lands to leasing and fracking that are on or adjacent to schools, national forests, monuments, and refuges to better protect children and the resources that make these places so treasured by the public.
Thank you for taking my concerns into consideration.
(Name and address)

Letter #2 to CA Dept of Conservation

(Deadline to comment June 20, 2019)  Write or email anyway.
Below is an example comment, COPY AND PASTE  on the email to  Sacramento, California Department of Conservation (DOGGR):


OR write to the Orcutt Office, or make an appointment:  

5075 S Bradley Rd # 221, Santa Maria, CA 93455  Phone (805) 937-7246.

Copy and paste Letter:
NO EXEMPTIONS FOR OIL COMPANIES.  Santa Maria Valley communities depend heavily on groundwater–more so than other cities with bigger budgets.  Much of the area’s drinkable and usable water comes from an underground water basin (aquifer), where just a single spill or leak could potentially contaminate drinking water for over 100,000 residents in the Santa Maria Valley–affecting already disadvantaged community members disproportionately.
Federal laws are meant to protect our aquifer because of its potential as a drinking water source.  But, big oil and gas companies are requesting an exemption from the law and have asked California to consider a proposal to allow the injection of waste associated with hundreds of new oil and gas wells DIRECTLY INTO THE SANTA MARIA AQUIFER.

(Name and address)


RALLY and public forum was held June 5, 2019, 3 pm, Veterans Memorial Community Center, 313 W. Tunnell Street, SM 93458.  Public comments 4-7 pm.



Another SB County Planning Commission public hearing was held May 29, 2019.

Prior Hearings:

On Wednesday, March 13 at 9:00AM, the Santa Barbara Planning Commission held a public hearing on ERG’s Project.  Although the Planning Commission shamefully chose to hold the hearing during working hours, 100 residents attended the hearing and expressed, once again, all of the multiple reasons why this project SHOULD NOT BE APPROVED.  WE MUST KEEP TELLING THEM.  Oil Companies have 100 year plans, and will never stop pushing their destructive agenda… AND WE MUST NOT STOP EITHER!  Tell the Planning Commission to deny the Project and protect our climate, air quality, water resources, and public health.  ERG is proposing to drill dozens of new thermally enhanced, steam injection oil wells, producing thousands of barrels of oil per day.  

This project is only 1900 feet from an elementary school and residences. It would increase air pollution, damage residents’ health, degrade water quality and ecosystems, generate traffic and 24/7 light and noise pollution, and lock in dirty fossil fuel production for decades to come – at a time when climate reports warn we need to accelerate a transition to cleaner sources of energy. 









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Santa Maria Town Hall meeting Thursday, August 8, 2019 with Congressman Carbajal

If you missed it, there are media coverage links at the bottom of this post.

The town hall ran from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Center, 313 W. Tunnell St. It is open to the public and free to attend. Noelle Rosellini, press secretary for the congressman, said the majority of the meeting would be devoted to questions from the public.

In response to mass shootings in Gilroy, El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, that killed 34 people and injured dozens more, Carbajal called for the passage of a federal assault weapons banand a “extreme risk” protection order bill that he introduced in February. 

The Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019 would provide incentives for states to pass laws that allow concerned friends, family members or law enforcement to petition courts to temporarily remove guns from someone’s possession if they are determined to be at risk of harming themselves or others. 

On Friday, the Central Coast’s congressman became the latest House representative to call for an impeachment inquiry into the president.

According to CNN, 118 Democratic representatives as of Friday have called for starting impeachment proceedings.

In a statement issued by his office last week, Carbajal said Trump needed to be held accountable for the conduct that was laid out in the report prepared by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. 

In the 448-page report summarizing the Special Counsel’s investigation, Mueller stated there was no criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 election. 

Additionally, Mueller detailed 10 instances of possible obstruction of justice by the president but did not determine whether those acts were criminal. 

  –  To visit Congressman Carbajal’s website, click here:  https://carbajal.house.gov/

  –  Read media coverage about the Town Hall Meeting on August 8, 2019 in Santa Maria:





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The facts about Trump’s policy of separating families at the border.

Obama’s guidelines prioritized the deportation of gang members, those who posed a national security risk and those who had committed felonies.

Trump’s January 2017 executive order does not include a priority list for deportations and refers only to “criminal offenses,” which is broad enough to encompass serious felonies as well as misdemeanors.

Because of Trump’s executive order, DHS can deport people for misdemeanors more easily, because the government no longer prioritizes the removal of dangerous criminals, gang members or national-security threats. (A DHS fact sheet says, “Any individual processed for removal, including those who are criminally prosecuted for illegal entry, may seek asylum or other protection available under law.”)


Where are the children coming from?

  1. This rural town, is among the poorest in a nation.

2) Guatemala’s capital is plagued with gang violence.

3) Rival gangs are responsible for most of the murders in El Salvador’s capital.

More than three-quarters of the children minors are from mostly poor and violent towns in three countries: El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Children from Mexico, once the largest group, now make up less than a quarter of the total. A small number come from 43 other countries.





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Thursday, July 18, 2019. Our DCSMV General Meeting. Guest Speaker will be Gloria Soto, Santa Maria City Councilwoman, discussing the 2020 Census.

Democratic Club Santa Maria Valley meetings are held every third Thursday of the month,

IHOP Restaurant, 202 Nicholson Ave, Santa Maria, 93454.

JOIN US!  Public Welcome!  No-host social and menu dinner at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

Speaker session open to the public 7:00 -7:40 pm followed by 
DCSMV business meeting (registered Democrats only) until 8:30 pm.  Call for more information 1-805-349-2708, Office open M-F, 11a-2pm.

On Thursday, July 18, we are honored to have as our speaker Santa Maria City Council Member Gloria Soto who will be speaking on Census 2020. Come and learn how the Census affects you, and how you can not only get out the vote but also get out the word to ensure that everyone is counted. I’m sure she will have info on the Citizenship Question, too. Please come. Remember we are stakeholders in this effort.

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2019 Santa Barbara County Fair, July 10 – July 14, 2019

COME BY AND VISIT OUR DEMOCRATIC CLUB BOOTH!!  Thanks volunteer members Councilwoman Gloria Soto and LuzMarie Cabral. Click on Image to get Events schedule, Tickets and other information.

2019 Santa Barbara County Fair

Date: July 10 – July 14, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Fair Park Links:


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America celebrates the Fourth of July. Read holiday history

The Declaration of Independence

We celebrate American Independence Day on the Fourth of July every year. We think of July 4, 1776, as a day that represents the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation.

But July 4, 1776 wasn’t the day that the Continental Congress decided to declare independence (they did that on July 2, 1776).

It wasn’t the day we started the American Revolution either (that had happened back in April 1775).

And it wasn’t the day Thomas Jefferson wrote the first draft of the Declaration of Independence (that was in June 1776). Or the date on which the Declaration was delivered to Great Britain (that didn’t happen until November 1776). Or the date it was signed (that was August 2, 1776).


So what did happen on July 4, 1776?

The Continental Congress approved the final wording of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. They’d been working on it for a couple of days after the draft was submitted on July 2nd and finally agreed on all of the edits and changes.

July 4, 1776, became the date that was included on the Declaration of Independence, and the fancy handwritten copy that was signed in August (the copy now displayed at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.) It’s also the date that was printed on the Dunlap Broadsides, the original printed copies of the Declaration that were circulated throughout the new nation. So when people thought of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776 was the date they remembered.

In contrast, we celebrate Constitution Day on September 17th of each year, the anniversary of the date the Constitution was signed, not the anniversary of the date it was approved. If we’d followed this same approach for the Declaration of Independence we’d being celebrating Independence Day on August 2nd of each year, the day the Declaration of Independence was signed!


How did the Fourth of July become a national holiday?

For the first 15 or 20 years after the Declaration was written, people didn’t celebrate it much on any date. It was too new and too much else was happening in the young nation. By the 1790s, a time of bitter partisan conflicts, the Declaration had become controversial. One party, the Democratic-Republicans, admired Jefferson and the Declaration. But the other party, the Federalists, thought the Declaration was too French and too anti-British, which went against their current policies.

By 1817, John Adams complained in a letter that America seemed uninterested in its past. But that would soon change.

After the War of 1812, the Federalist party began to come apart and the new parties of the 1820s and 1830s all considered themselves inheritors of Jefferson and the Democratic-Republicans. Printed copies of the Declaration began to circulate again, all with the date July 4, 1776, listed at the top. The deaths of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams on July 4, 1826, may even have helped to promote the idea of July 4 as an important date to be celebrated.

Celebrations of the Fourth of July became more common as the years went on and in 1870, almost a hundred years after the Declaration was written, Congress first declared July 4 to be a national holiday as part of a bill to officially recognize several holidays, including Christmas. Further legislation about national holidays, including July 4, was passed in 1939 and 1941.

Website:  https://www.constitutionfacts.com/us-declaration-of-independence/fourth-of-july/

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May 27, 2019, Honoring the men and women of our armed forces.

Remembering and honoring all of our Veterans, and those who are serving today.

Here are ways we can all do every day to give support, honor, and show respect for all of our service men and women:


15 Monuments that honor Veterans


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STOP THE BANS RALLY was held in SLO, Tuesday, May 21, 2019, SLO Courthouse

Organized by Women’s March in front of SLO Superior Court to advocate for reproductive justice. The anti-abortion movement, built over nearly five decades, is closer than it has ever been to its long-held dream of dismantling Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that legalized abortion nationwide.”
#stopthebans #hearourvoice #hearourvote#truthtopower

Women’s March Organization:

The Women’s March SLO joined thousands in a nationwide day of action on May 21.   In partnership with groups and organizations across the US, we are calling to #StopTheBans and fight for our reproductive rights and access to quality reproductive healthcare services, which includes safe, legal and affordable abortion and birth control for all people, regardless of income, location or education. Together, we will show up to speak out and fight back against this unconstitutional attempt to gut Roe and punish women. Together we say: Stop the bans.

PPSLO  will provide a #YouKnowMe board where you can share your stories (if you wish to do so), words of encouragement and your advocacy for reproductive rights.

Ruzena Brar
Michelle Call, GALA
Gina Welisch and Natalie Smith, Cal Poly Planned Parenthood Generation Action
Tina Ballantyne, Planned Parenthood CA Central Coast
…more coming.

Bring signs in support of women’s rights and reproductive justice.

Voter registration table will be set up by Indivisible: Rapid Response Team SLO.

This is a peaceful event. Women’s March San Luis Obispo follows Kingian Principles of non-violence. We attack ideas and change policy. We work towards a better future. We do not attack specific people. All who advocate for reproductive rights are welcome.

#StopTheBans San Luis Obispo Supporters:

Planned Parenthood CA Central Coast
Cal Poly Planned Parenthood Generation Action
Planned Parenthood Central Coast Action Fund
SLO County Progressives
Students for Social Justice MBHS
Indivisible: Rapid Response Team SLO
Together We Will San Luis Obispo
Bend the Arc San Luis Obispo
SLO County Democratic Party

Please consider supporting WMSLO’s ongoing advocacy by making a donation – https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NTE0NjY=

Find event close to you at www.stopabortionbans.org
#StopTheBans is a partnership of ACLU, ACLU of Georgia, Advocates for Youth, All* Above All Action Fund, Center for American Progress, Daily Kos, EMILYs List, Gender Justice, Hope Clinic for Women, In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda, Indivisible, International Women’s Health Coalition, Jane’s Due Process, MoveOn, NARAL Pro-Choice America, NARAL Pro-Choice Arizona, National Abortion Federation, National Center for Lesbian Rights, National Council of Jewish Women, National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis, National Institute for Reproductive Health Action Fund, National Organization for Women, National Partnership for Women & Families, National Women’s Law Center, Planned Parenthood, People’s Defense, Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, State Innovation Exchange, UltraViolet, #VOTEPROCHOICE, Whole Woman’s Health, Whole Woman’s Health Alliance, Women’s March, Women’s March California, Women’s March Minnesota, and Women Winning. Additional partners to be added.

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Joan Hartmann, SB County Supervisor office in Santa Maria.

Office in Santa Maria open Tuesday – Friday.

Office in Guadalupe by appointment.

Located at 511 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 111, Santa Maria, CA  93455.

In the Joseph Centeno Bldg off E. Betteravia Blvd & Centerpoint Parkway.

Contact  phone number  805-346-7210.  

Contact email:  jhartmann@countyofsb.org


                          Joan Hartmann,

Santa Barbara County Supervisor, 3rd District



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“Santa Maria Valley Women’s March” on January 19, 2019 was AWESOME!!! Thanks Santa Maria Valley!!!



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CONGRATULATIONS!! Incumbent Congressman, 24th District, Salud Carbajal re-elected November 2018!


Santa Maria Office

1619 S. Thornburg Street, Santa Maria, CA  93458 (Take S. Broadway to W. Battles, turn left)

Open Mon – Thursday 9am – 5 pm.

Phone: (805) 730-1710

Salud Carbajal, 24th Congressional District Website link:  https://carbajal.house.gov

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/repsaludcarbajal/

A local office will be an opportunity for constituents to discuss with Congressman Carbajal how he can best be of assistance in dealing with constituent casework and federal matters that concern Santa Maria Valley residents.


212 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515Phone: (202)-225-3601


360 S. Hope Ave.
Suite C-301
Santa Barbara, CA 93105Phone: (805)-730-1710

1411 Marsh St
Suite 205
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: (805) 546-8348

 Register to vote or update information:    https://registertovote.ca.gov

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