Welcome to the DCSMV Website

 

Update and Register to VOTE

 

UPDATE OR REGISTER TO VOTE: CLICK HERE

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!

 Direct links to Register to Vote:

CA State Multi Language Register to Vote link

              or

 Bilingual – SANTA BARBARA COUNTY/
CONDADO DE SANTABARBARA  VOTER REGISTRATION/ELECTOR DE REGISTRO:
Santa Barbara County site  Register to vote here

(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.)

Also, visit our tab  A Registration and Voter Guide:   Click here for Voting Information and Vote By Mail

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MONTHLY CLUB MEETINGS AND ACTIVITIES:
DCSMV in person meetings are cancelled.  Members  call 805-349-2708 for virtual invitation link.
Meetings are on the third Thursday of every month, 7 pm – 8:45 pm.
Call for office hours 1-805- 349-2708.
Email:    dcsmv@dcsmv.net.
Headquarters office:  327 E. Plaza Drive, #2, Santa Maria, CA 93454. 
 Visit our page for Past and Present Events for our Club:

Click here for club meetings, events, fundraisers

Click here for our club membership application


 

Join DCSMV and/or pay Club Dues on secure site

Join/pay dues on secure ActBlue link to pay with credit card or Paypal:      CLICK HERE

   OR   Donate to DCSMV secure ActBlue link:   CLICK HERE

  If you would prefer to fill out a membership form and mail or drop off a check,

click here to print:  Membership Form

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Know what Santa Maria District you live in? Click link:

CLICK HERE for Districts by address in Santa Maria

 

City of Santa Maria Voting Districts

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Visit our Facebook Page and share your ideas with others.

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Democratic Club of Santa Maria Valley

 

CALL TO ACTION websites:  https://santamariademocrats.info/resist-call-to-action/

WRITE LETTERS to our local  newspaper Editors:  https://santamariademocrats.info/letters-to-media/

KNOW OUR  ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES:  https://santamariademocrats.info/your-reps-and-maps/

INDIVISBLE:   https://www.indivisible.org

LISTS OF CAMPAIGN DONORS:   https://www.opensecrets.org

FACEBOOK:  Get Local Events and Political News at our Democratic Club of Santa Maria Valley Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/DemocraticClubOfSantaMariaValley/

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Thanksgiving 2020 (Click on image for full post)

 

Giving Thanks and remembering those lost to COVID 19.

Heartfelt Gratitude to all of the healthcare and other essential workers that have courageously risked their own health and safety during this pandemic.  We are all forever in your debt.

 

 

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Joseph Biden is the President-Elect of the United States of America! Inauguration Day January 20, 2021. Click image for updates to ongoing Election Results for Nov. 3, 2020.

These are the Semi-official ongoing count of ballots cast in the November 3, 2020 election.  When all counties have reported to the Secretary of State of California and certified, official results will be posted.   

Joseph Biden has received the required 270 Electoral College votes to win the President of the United States of America contest as of November 7, 2020.  Additional states are still counting, and are leaning Democratic,  for the final Electoral College total which could top 300 for Biden/Harris.

Ongoing Electoral Vote counts:  https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?publisherid=56705&type=ANYS2_A1BUX_set_bfr_$56705_000000$&hspart=Lkry&hsimp=yhs-SF1&obt9bpdyed=0&p=Biden+won&param1=mT_gRtO-ZrWTYUX6S08cySHF-hG8Wb0sO8uYUDfDEnCrOQIsxSpR–Bddfnh2K23lCjqgtuzDM2pC1o33ffqtm-9GUk5gxBtiPAQqfw7wytmj6Jj_fwW09gVsGvn5PA0ogr6RAQieyvKbIeWlPTkQmVNKhb0krMpFR31r_jExYbcsnmdNkltT2H6gK9EH7aeuzWheFHmFWLBE4V55Pmz0c66V_zafnCH

 

Ballots cast by residents voting in the County of Santa Barbara for City, County, State, and Federal positions:    https://countyofsb.org/care/elections/results/2020november03/results-so.htm

(For more detailed tallies, visit the SB County Elections page:  https://countyofsb.org/care/elections/results.sbc )

Ballots cast in California for state and federal positions:   https://electionresults.sos.ca.gov/

Ballot cast in the United States Presidential race:  https://news.search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=AwrWmjXKPKNfcSwA4wgPxQt.;_ylu=Y29sbwNncTEEcG9zAzIEdnRpZAMEc2VjA3Nj?p=Democratic+party+election+results&fr=yhs-Lkry-SF1&fr2=p%3As%2Cv%3Aw%2Cm%3Anewsdd_sna_t%2Cct%3Avm-vmonly&hspart=Lkry&hsimp=yhs-SF1

 

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NEED HELP? OUR ENDORSED CANDIDATES, ENDORSED PROPOSITIONS, WHERE TO VOTE, HOW TO CHECK REGISTRATION, TELEPHONE ASSISTANCE, AND MORE, CLICK ON THE IMAGE.

1 )  Our Endorsed Candidates for 2020:  CLICK HERE Endorsed Candidates

2 )  Our Endorsed Propositions for 2020:  CLICK HERE CA Statewide Propositions – Endorsed

3 )  Where do I cast my ballot (PLEASE WEAR A MASK)?

 Go to the Elections Office at 511 E. Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria, 93455.                                                            (Closed noon-1 pm)  Open 8 am – 5 pm Monday, Nov 2nd,     and 7 am – 8 pm  Nov 3rd. (Also secure drop box in parking lot.)

OR find your neighborhood polling place on your back cover of the County information guide or by     address on the SB County website:        CLICK HERE FOR  POLLING LOCATION

4 )  How do I check my registration?  Click here to check registration

5 )  Bilingual telephone assistance:   1-800-722-8683 Ext 7 (8 am-5 pm) Sunday, Monday.  Tuesday until 8 pm.

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Candlelight vigil in Santa Maria, Sunday, 9/20/2020. CLICK ON IMAGE TO VIEW FULL POST.

Sunday, September 20, 2020:
Please attend a silent candlelight vigil this evening in Santa Maria, 6-7 p.m. at the Lewellen Justice Center, corner of S. Miller and E. Cook St. (masks and social distancing requested) to pay respects to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a leading liberal voice on the court who championed civil rights and became an icon. Justice Bader Ginsberg, born in 1933, died Friday, September 18, 2020, at 87.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the unrelenting trailblazer for gender equality was the second-ever woman appointed to the high court.
The justice died at home in Washington, DC, surrounded by family, from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer, the court announced.  Ginsburg revealed in July that she was undergoing chemotherapy for a recurrence of cancer. She had been previously treated for the disease four times.

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Joe Biden Accepts the Democratic Nomination for President of the United States.

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, his wife Jill Biden and U.S. Senator and Democratic candidate for Vice President Kamala Harris celebrate outside the Chase Center after Joe Biden accepted the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

Biden addressed his fellow Democrats and millions of Americans at home who he hopes will send him to the White House to replace Trump – though his triumphant moment was drained of immediate drama by the coronavirus pandemic, which left him speaking to a nearly empty arena rather than a joyously cheering crowd.

Visit the Official Biden/Harris website to donate and order campaign items:  https://joebiden.com/

 

Coverage of the convention:

https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-08-18/democratic-convention-day-two-biden-sanders

 

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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris 2020!!

 

Statement from Joe Biden,  August 11, 2020:

You make a lot of important decisions as president. But the first one is who you select to be your Vice President. I’ve decided that Kamala Harris is the best person to help me take this fight to Donald Trump and Mike Pence and then to lead this nation starting in January 2021.

These aren’t normal times. For the first time in our history, we’re facing three historic crises — all at the same time. We’re facing the worst pandemic in 100 years. The worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The most powerful calls for racial justice in a generation. And we have a president who has both failed to lead on the virus — costing lives and decimating our economy — and fanned the flames of hate and division.

I need someone working alongside me who is smart, tough, and ready to lead. Kamala is that person.

I need someone who understands the pain that so many people in our nation are suffering. Whether they’ve lost their job, their business, a loved one to this virus. This president says he “doesn’t want to be distracted by it”. He doesn’t understand that taking care of the people of this nation — all the people — isn’t a distraction — it’s the job. Kamala understands that.

I need someone who understands that we are in a battle for the soul of this nation. And that if we’re going to get through these crises — we need to come together and unite for a better America.  Kamala gets that.

 

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(Click to read full post) Temporarily closed, meetings suspended. Still available by phone, website, our Facebook page, and online monthly meetings. .

                                                                                                                                        

Our Santa Maria Democratic Headquarters will be temporarily closed and in person meetings suspended in accordance with suggested efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19.  Our third Thursday of every month meetings will not be held at the IHOP but will be conducted online beginning May 21, 2020.  Please leave a message and return phone number at  805-349-2708 for more information.  Stay well and safe.  Thank you.  

 Mail:  DCSMV, 327 E. Plaza Dr, #2, Santa Maria, CA 93454.  Headquarters: 1-805-349-2708.  

Members can find additional information on the “Members Login” tab on this website, including the monthly Proud Democrat newsletter.

Explore our website featureshttps://santamariademocrats.info/2019/09/09/welcome-to-the-dcsmv-website/

Check out the Democratic Party Endorsed candidates for our area for November 3, 2020:

https://santamariademocrats.info/endorsed-candidates-november-3-2020/

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George Floyd Solidarity Rally held, June 4, 2020

Santa Maria, June 4, 2020. George Floyd Memorial and Solidarity Rally was a peaceful but somber rally held Thursday in Santa Maria. A day of anger and sorrow for Black lives lost to police brutality was first and foremost in focus. There was recognition and condemnation by speakers of systemic racism that has allowed minority injustices. There was also high energy among the protesters that comes with persistence of purpose to demand change. They stressed the importance of holding leaders accountable, and to meet the challenge in our personal lives to recognize and confront racism.

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For videos and more information, visit our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/DemocraticClubofSantaMariaValley/

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2020 California Election Calendar and election results

Primary Election Results ongoing preliminary updates website:  

https://countyofsb.org/care/elections/results/2020march03/results-updt-2.htm

FINAL Santa Barbara County results will be available after all Provisional ballots have been counted by April 3, 2020.

Final statewide results will be available April 3rd after all 58 counties report to the state.  Check here for ongoing CA State results:  https://electionresults.sos.ca.gov

If you want to watch our democracy at work, visit the Santa Barbara Elections Office during the ballot counting process.  Anyone can take a tour of the various rooms and observe the actual processes that ensure our ballots are handled with the utmost care.  

The elections office is open during the counting period Monday – Saturday, 9 am – 4 pm (closed 1/2 hour for lunch around noon) until the final ballots have been counted and reported to the state.  This year the deadline to report to the state is the first week of April, and the FINAL RESULTS will be available to the public on Friday, April 3, 2020. 

There isn’t a requirement to call ahead of time to take the tour, but it is advisable.  The number is 1-800-722-8683 ext 7, or 805-568-2200.   

The address is 4440-A Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93110.

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Register for the November 3,   2020 General Election.

2020 GENERAL ELECTION, Tuesday, November 3, 2020:

 First Day Vote-By-Mail Ballots will be mailed

      Monday, October 5, 2020

 Close of Registration *

    Monday, October 19, 2020

ELECTION DAY…..VOTE NOVEMBER 3, 2020

        

 A Registration and Voting Guide:  CLICK HERE

* You can “Conditionally” register and vote at the county elections office after the deadline.  Call the Elections Office at 1-800-722-8683, Ext 7 to speak to a person, or visit the website:

 

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MARCH 3, 2020 ELECTION

YOU CAN STILL REGISTER AND VOTE  AFTER THE FEBRUARY 18 DEADLINE!! “Provisional ballots” for eligible voters to register or re-register after the deadline, up to and including March 3rd, call the Elections Office at 1-800-722-8683, Ext 7 to speak to a person, M – F,  8 am – 5 pm (closed noon- 1 pm) or click here for information:  https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-resources/provisional-voting/

California Information on “How to Vote for President”  https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-info/how-vote-president/?    

VOTE MARCH 3, 2020

2020 PRIMARY ELECTION, Tuesday, March 3, 2020: 

Voter  Information Guides”  mailed on Jan 23 – Feb 11, 2020)

–  First Day Vote-By-Mail Ballots will be mailed 

       Monday, February 3, 2020

–  Close of Registration *

       NOTE:  Due to the holiday 

       Monday,  February 17, 2020 deadline HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 18, 2020.

      After the February 18 deadline,  eligible voters can still  vote with a “ Provisional” ballot which may be obtained at the Elections Office or on March 3 at the Polls.  Call the Elections Office at 1-800-722-8683, Ext 7 to speak to a person.      

ELECTION DAY…..VOTE MARCH 3, 2020

 

2020 GENERAL ELECTION, Tuesday, November 3, 2020:

 First Day Vote-By-Mail Ballots will be mailed

      Monday, October 5, 2020

 Close of Registration *

    Monday, October 19, 2020

ELECTION DAY…..VOTE NOVEMBER 3, 2020

        

 A Registration and Voting Guide:  CLICK HERE

* You can “Conditionally” register and vote at the county elections office after the deadline.  Call the Elections Office at 1-800-722-8683, Ext 7 to speak to a person, or visit the website:

https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/voting-resources/provisional-voting/

For additional voting information:

2020 Election Information

  For more detailed candidate information and ballot names released by the Election Board of  Santa Barbara County, click here:  https://santamariademocrats.info/2020-election-news/local-ballot-seats-up-for-re-election-in-2020/

Democratic and (D) Endorsed candidates who will be on the 2020 March Primary ballot:

1   –  U. S. House of Representatives, 24th District

                Incumbent (D) Salud Carbajal

2   – CA State Senate, 19th District,

                (D)  Monique Limon  (Monique Limon Announcement State Senate )

                 (Note: Incumbent (D) Hannah-Beth Jackson – Term limit – cannot run)

3   – CA State Assembly, 35th District

               (D) Dawn Addis  ( Dawn Addis Announces run for State Assembly) 

4   – Santa Barbara County Supervisors (2 out of 5 Supervisor seats in 2020):

              4a   Incumbent Joan Hartmann, Santa Barbara County, Supervisor, 3rd District

             

              4b   Open seat,  Santa Barbara County Supervisor, 4th District  (No Democrat on the ballot)

Not on the ballot until November 2020 election:

5   –  City Council of Santa Maria (* 2 out of 4 Council member seats, and 1 Mayor up for election in Nov.  2020):

    5a    Residents living in District 1 (northwest) will elect 1 City Council member (

             (Osvaldo Sotelo announced his candidacy January 14, 2020)

    5b   Residents living in District 2 (northeast) will elect 1 City Council member (To be announced)

   5c    All voters citywide (all 4 districts) will decide the Mayor’s position. (To be announced)

* SM City Council held currently with terms ending in 2020:   Mayor, Alice Patino,  Council members Michael Moats and  Mike Corder (None D Endorsed)

Find your Santa Maria City District:  CLICK HERE

 

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 20, 2020

“I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land. And I’m happy, tonight. I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.”

– “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop”, April 3, 1968,  Martin Luther King, Jr.

https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/spiritual-life/inspiring-quotes/31-powerful-quotes-by-dr-martin-luther-king-jr.html

https://www.naacp.org/dr-martin-luther-king-jr-mw/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/01/15/story-how-michael-king-jr-became-martin-luther-king-jr/

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Women’s March SMV, Saturday, January 18, 2020, 10 am – 2 pm. Kids welcome!

https://www.womensmarchsmv.com

THE DCSMV WILL HAVE A TABLE with registration forms, brochures for our ballot’s March 3, 2020 Primary election, and visits from some of the candidates!!!  Be sure to attend, tell your friends 

Mark your calendars for the Women’s March SMV 2020 on Saturday, January 18, 2020.  The event will be held at the Minami Park on W. Enos Dr., SM, 93458.  Speeches at 10 a.m., march 11 a.m.-2 p.m. around the blocks from W. Enos to S. Broadway to W. Stowell to S. Depot and back to W. Enos.    Speakers, food, and the Santa Maria High School Band will make this important event enjoyable and interesting for all participants wanting to be part of this annual Santa Maria community shared action of fellowship and solidarity.

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Democratic Presidential candidate debate Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

Six Democratic Presidential candidates will take the stage January 14, 2020 at 6 pm PT in Des Moines, Iowa

CLICK HERE for information and to watch the January 14, 2020 Democratic Presidential debates

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HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM DCSMV!

 2020 is an election year.  Remember to register to vote and/or

update registration information:

 https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/cavoter/

 

For a guide to register to vote, visit our website:

https://santamariademocrats.info/page-search-menu/voting/

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House Impeached President Trump, December 18, 2019

The record will be available for future generations to understand why impeachment was necessary as the only remedy possible to hold a corrupt president accountable under our Constitution, and one step towards preserving our democracy for them.

“Whether Donald Trump leaves in one month, one year or five years, this impeachment is permanent,” Rep Ted Lieu, D-Calif said. “It will follow him around for the rest of his life and history books will record it. People will know why we impeached.”

 

https://www.npr.org/2019/12/18/789020525/president-trump-impeached-by-the-house-in-historic-rebuke?fbclid=IwAR2IdPQpdvhfhXfMKbo4zhmJFgNv33oZRrq74EdtEhuVBtwj-91t9W3f-Xk

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