Category: News

June 5, 2018 Official Certified Primary Election Results/ 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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Vote for Bill Ostrander (D) – 2018 Endorsed Candidate for CA Assembly 35th District, June 5, 2018 Primary.

          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 and across the country, …

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Incumbent Congressman, 24th District, Salud Carbajal opened an office August 8, 2017 in Santa Maria. 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 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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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

  LISTS OF CAMPAIGN DONORS:   https://www.opensecrets.org CALL TO ACTION:  https://santamariademocrats.info/resist-call-to-action/ Call/Sign Petitions:  https://santamariademocrats.info/petitions/ Write letters to the Editor:  https://santamariademocrats.info/letters-to-media/ Look up elected representatives:  https://santamariademocrats.info/your-reps-and-maps/ INDIVISBLE:   https://www.indivisible.org Get Local Events and Political News at Democratic Club of Santa Maria Valley Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DemocraticClubOfSantaMariaValley/  

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