Connie Ford

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CALIFORNIA MUST PROTECT HEALTHCARE. SUPPORT SB562, CA HEALTH CARE FOR ALL

California can’t count on congress to assist Americans with affordable insurance.  We must take steps to provide coverage to those who will need it and whose lives depend upon health care.  The CA Senate has passed SB562, now the CA Assembly must pass it.   CALL Speaker of the Assembly Anthony Rendon (AD 62): (916) …

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The case against Charter Schools and Voucher programs. Today, black students are over five times more likely to attend high-poverty schools than white children

Still Separate, Still Unequal: The Role of Black Women and Girls in the Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education May 18, 2018 Yesterday marked the 64th anniversary of the historic Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, in which the Court ruled that state laws segregating schools were unconstitutional. Yet schools …

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800,000 Dreamers are at risk in the land of immigrants.

  SIGN THE LETTER. Protect the Dreamers.  These Dreamers came forward with the government’s promise of protection, and passed a rigorous background check, paid a fee, and are currently in school, active duty or the workforce. They are hardworking, young individuals who are part of the fabric of our nation. Eliminating the ability of these …

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Why do the wealthy run the country? People living in poverty are registered, but don’t vote.

Study: Polarization and Gridlock Work Well for Rich Americans Data collected by the Pew Research Center in 2014 found that only half of the least financially secure Americans are registered to vote, and only one-fifth planned to cast a ballot in that year’s midterm election. These voters also didn’t follow politics very closely — only …

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The environment isn’t a political issue. It is a survival issue.

Planet Earth is planet “A.”   There is no planet “B.” We live on the Mother Ship.  If we humans, as caretakers, protect our planet, it will continue to give and sustain life. If we don’t, it will take life. To deny that we humans have no effect, or that we can’t make changes that will limit …

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California lawmakers approve landmark ‘sanctuary state’ bill SB54 to expand protections for immigrants

California lawmakers on Saturday passed a “sanctuary state” bill, SB54, to protect immigrants without legal residency in the U.S., part of a broader push by Democrats to counter expanded deportation orders under the Trump administration. The decision came hours after a federal judge in Chicago blocked the Trump administration’s move to withhold Justice Department grant …

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GREEN POWER. BE AN ACTIVIST IN SANTA MARIA/SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

GET INVOLVED AND RECEIVE INFORMATION. https://www.greenpower.ngo/search-campaigns?q=93454 Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/greenpowerCA/

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Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education, takes first steps towards dismantling protections under Title IX prohibiting sex-based discrimination.

  “All K–12 schools and postsecondary institutions that receive federal funds must designate at least one employee to coordinate their efforts to comply with and carry out their responsibilities under Title IX. These Title IX coordinators ensure that all people affected by sex discrimination in schools — students, parents, and employees — are aware of …

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Visit our Facebook Page and share your ideas with others.

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

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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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Attention Activists!! Go to our BE INVOLVED! RESIST!! tab, and SIGN PETITIONS tab. Sign up for texts, write letters to media, be informed.

  https://santamariademocrats.info/call-to-action/  

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Santa Maria Valley Unites against Hate.

Santa Maria and surrounding communities came together August 20th to reject hate and to show support for the victims of hate crimes in Charlottesville, VA, and demand that all elected representatives speak out against white supremacy and violence.   There is no place in America for racism and neo-nazism.         http://www.keyt.com/news/santa-maria-north-county/love-not-hate-rally-draws-big-crowd-in-santa-maria/607029554   …

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Candlelight “Vigil for Peace” was held in Santa Maria on August 25, 2017.

  A Santa Maria gathering was held at the corner of W. Cook and S. Broadway Friday evening for citizens who believe that a diverse, rich culture adds to our nation; where people are not excluded due to race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or financial status.  Send a powerful message of inclusion, not division. …

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Scientists are concerned that the Trump White House won’t release climate change study.

The U.S. is already showing signs of the effects of climate change, according to a recent scientific report. (PBS Hour)   Photo with elevated sea levels in 2015. “Many lines of evidence demonstrate that human activities, especially emissions of greenhouse or heat-trapping gases, are primarily responsible for recent observed climate change.” This report is part …

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Prevent a Trump TV takeover.

Protect our rights to free speech and broadcasting.  Sign the petition to the FCC. The Sinclair Broadcast Group is not a well-known name, but a shorthand reference for it these days is “Trump TV.” The Sinclair management style means newscasters across the country are obligated to parrot the same story, without commentary or analysis. Sinclair has …

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