Category: Issues

Watch the full video of the December 19, 2019 Democratic Presidential debate.

Full Video: Watch The PBS NewsHour Politico Democratic Debate The next debate will be on Jan. 14, 2020 – CNN/Des Moines Register Democratic Debate (7th Debate)  

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The chamber voted on October 31, 2019, to approve procedures related to the impeachment inquiry into President Trump

“What is at stake in all of this? It’s nothing less than our democracy,” Nancy Pelosi.  News of a whistleblower complaint alleging that Trump had pressured Ukraine’s president to investigate the Biden family, and military aid was being withheld from Ukraine unless the president of Ukraine cooperated, broke in September 2019, that led Pelosi to end the ambiguity …

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SAVE OUR PLANET! Santa Maria Valley Global Climate demonstration, 110 E. Cook St, 93454.

Santa Maria students and supportive adults rallied and marched down S. Broadway on Friday, September 27th along with millions of other demonstrators around the world last week to demand action, not resistance, by lawmakers to address the dangerous levels of greenhouse gases that are contributing to climate change.  With bilingual interpretation, speakers included several members …

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Santa Barbara County moves towards Solar, Wind power

The primary power generation source envisioned by the plan would be solar, but the potential for utility-scale wind energy projects would also be enhanced through the revision of ordinances, specifically in the Coastal Zone.  4-1 vote in favor (Peter Adam, 4th District,  dissenting)  by Santa Barbara County Supervisors in September 2019. https://santamariatimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/energy-plan-may-bring-more-solar-wind-power-to-santa/article_1cffdc6a-1e93-541f-8472-0c015d55e24b.html#utm_source=santamariatimes.com&utm_campaign=%2Femail-updates%2Fbreaking&utm_medium=PostUp&utm_content=299982f7dd0fe15462113df5cce9f3ea6f50118a  

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ERG Oil sold to TerraCore. Hearings postponed until a revised plan prepared for S.B. County.

Oil spills and leakages happen.  To report a suspected oil spill, immediately call the State Warning Center 1-800-424-8802, then notify Channelkeeper at 805-563-3377.  In an emergency, call 911.   A Denver, Colorado company has purchased ERG in August 2019.  ERG is the company that has had enormous and continued resistance by local residents in their …

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STOP THE BANS RALLY was held in SLO, Tuesday, May 21, 2019, SLO Courthouse

Organized by Women’s March in front of SLO Superior Court to advocate for reproductive justice. The anti-abortion movement, built over nearly five decades, is closer than it has ever been to its long-held dream of dismantling Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that legalized abortion nationwide.” #stopthebans #hearourvoice #hearourvote#truthtopower Women’s March Organization: The Women’s March SLO …

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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/

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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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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 …

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