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(Click image to view full posts) GUIDE TO FILL OUT YOUR SAMPLE BALLOTS FOR NOVEMBER 6, 2018 ELECTION

Time to fill out your SAMPLE BALLOTS FOR THE NOVEMBER 6, 2018 ELECTION. (Open registration ends October 22nd.  To register, make changes, request a Vote-By-Mail ballot, visit:  https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/cavoter/ 2018 ENDORSEMENTS (S.M. City, State Candidates, and Propositions): For Santa Maria Valley ballots, the Santa Barbara County Democratic Party has endorsed the following people for the November …

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There were two Guest Speakers, BOTH ENDORSED BY OUR CLUB, at the September 20th General Meeting. Santa Maria School Board Candidates Abraham Melendrez and Diana Perez.

 Our September General Meeting featured two guests running for office on November 6, 2018 ~  both of whom we have endorsed and also happen to be members of our Democratic Club of Santa Maria Valley!!  Diana Perez is running for re-election to the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District Board, and Abe Melendrez is running for the …

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CONGRATULATIONS TO GLORIA SOTO, ENDORSED BY DCSMV FOR DISTRICT 3, SANTA MARIA CITY COUNCIL

VOTE NOVEMBER 6, 2018.  Find your District – Click HERE   GLORIA SOTO 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 …

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Vote November 6, 2018 for Bill Ostrander (D) – 2018 Endorsed Candidate for CA Assembly 35th District.

  Bill Ostrander, Candidate for CA  Assembly,  35th District Why I’m Running “I’m Bill Ostrander and I’m running to represent California’s 35th Assembly District, which includes all of San Luis Obispo County and almost 50% of Santa Barbara County. With the extraordinary energy of protest and resistance we’ve experienced here in the 35th Assembly District …

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CONGRATULATIONS to RAFAEL GUTERRIZ, DCSMV Endorsed Candidate for 4th District, Santa Maria City Council. Vote November 6, 2018.

Rafael Gutierrez, Candidate 4th District, Santa Maria City Council FIND YOUR DISTRICT – Click  HERE Meet the Candidate: Rafael attended Ernest Righetti High School and Allan Hancock College. At Righetti, Rafael studied drafting and architecture design and he received several awards for his skills in those areas. As a high school and junior college student, …

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Vote November 6, 2018 for Endorsed Incumbent Congressman, 24th District, Salud Carbajal. Santa Maria office opened August 8, 2017. Open Mon-Thursday.

        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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Official Certified Primary Election Results on June 5, 2018 / Statewide and North County ballot results

  CERTIFIED STATEWIDE CA JUNE 5, 2018 PRIMARY RESULTS: https://vote.sos.ca.gov/contests/statewide                                                       ———————————————————— HOW DID SANTA BARBARA COUNTY VOTERS VOTE? (Not necessarily the same result as the statewide result, but close) …

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Official Statewide June 5, 2018  Primary election results are now available.

Official Statewide and Local June 5, 2018  Primary election results are now available from the CA State Elections office and the SB County Elections office and links are posted here. – All local elections (Schools, Sheriff, Supervisors, etc.) are conclusive with no runoffs. – All County Measures are certified and are final. – All state …

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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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REGISTER AND UPDATE NOW TO VOTE IN THE NOVEMBER 6, 2018 GENERAL ELECTION. ELECTIONS OFFICE HOTLINE 1-800-722-8683 (BILINGUAL), CONDITIONAL BALLOT, UPDATE INFORMATION, SIGN UP FOR VOTE-BY-MAIL

  http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/cavoter/ CONTACT THE ELECTIONS OFFICE AT 1-800-722-8683 FOR ASSISTANCE IF NEEDED. Note:  Eligible 17 1/2 year olds  may register to vote as long as they are 18 on an election day.

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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