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 …
Sep 03 2018
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 …
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/
Sep 08 2017
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 …
Senators Harris and Paul Introduce Bill to Encourage States to Reform or Replace Unjust, Costly Money Bail System
U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced a bipartisan bail reform bill – The Pretrial Integrity and Safety Act of 2017 – to encourage states to reform or replace the practice of money bail, the requirement that people awaiting trial are locked up in jail unless they are able to …