Category: News

Thursday, January 17, 2019. DCSMV General Meeting.

Democratic Club Santa Maria Valley meetings are held every third Thursday of the month, IHOP Restaurant, 202 Nicholson Ave, Santa Maria, 93454.
 JOIN US!  No-host social and menu dinner at 5:30 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. …

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January 19, 2019. Santa Maria Valley community joins the National WOMEN’S MARCH.

Saturday, January 19, 2019, 10 am – 2 pm, Buena Vista Park, 800 S. Pine & W. Morrison. 93454. REGISTER (Free) for more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-march-santa-maria-valley-tickets-53172496368?aff=efbneb&fbclid=IwAR2JSWd8wUwVFoTM5m7AywV1SASzcvnt0KOl4kCwb9CwLdzQmEvTf0Uvp-U  

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

        1619 S. Thornburg Street, Santa Maria, CA  93458 (S. Broadway to W. Battles) Open Mon – Thursday 9am – 5 pm. Phone: (805) 730-1710 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 …

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CONGRATULATIONS!! GLORIA SOTO, WINNER DISTRICT 3, SANTA MARIA CITY COUNCIL

GLORIA SOTO, newly elected to the Santa Maria City Council,  was born, raised, and educated in Santa Maria.  She comes from an immigrant family whose example taught her the value of hard work and determination. Gloria took advantage of every opportunity that her family and community offered her. She holds degrees from Allan Hancock College …

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NOVEMBER 6, 2018 ELECTON RESULTS

Santa Barbara County General Election SEMI-OFFICIAL  (FINAL CERTIFIED UPDATE DEC. 6, 2018)  (For all statistics and areas, http://sbcvote.com/elect/resources/results11_2018/results-1-so.htm) _________________________________________ LOCAL: CITY OF SANTA MARIA CITY COUNCIL MEMBER – DIST. 3 GLORIA SOTO CITY OF SANTA MARIA CITY COUNCIL MEMBER – DIST. 4 ETTA WATERFIELD SANTA MARIA-BONITA SCHOOL DISTRICT (2) RICKY LARA V. R. ALVAREZ-FLORES SANTA MARIA JOINT …

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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, …

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STOP new oil wells in Cat Canyon! Save our WATER!

There are dozens of new oil wells proposed for Santa Barbara County that will be voted on by our county Board of Supervisors.  Click on the link: 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 …

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May 2, 2018, Co-authors held a public press conference announcing efforts to reform our broken campaign finance system

San Luis Obispo, CA – On Wednesday, May 2, Congressman Salud Carbajal (CA-24) and Bill Ostrander, Director of Citizen’s Congress, (and 2018 Candidate for CA 35 Assembly) introduced the Corporate Political Disclosure Act of 2018. For more information, click on the link below: https://santamariademocrats.info/past-local-political-events/may-2-2018-carbajal-and-ostrander-announce-legislation-to-disclose-corporate-election-spending/

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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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/

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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Democratic Club of Santa Maria Valley

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Joan Hartmann, SB County Supervisor office in Santa Maria.

Office open Tuesday – Friday. Located at 511 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 111, Santa Maria, CA  93455. In the Joseph Centeno Bldg off E. Betteravia Blvd & Centerpoint Parkway. Contact  Alma 805-346-7210.     Joan Hartmann, Santa Barbara County Supervisor