Category: Local

May 8, 2018. VOTE BY MAIL BALLOTS. Early Voting Opened Today for the Statewide Direct Primary Election; Vote By Mail Ballots Enroute to Voters   

County of Santa Barbara  PRESS RELEASE Early Voting Opened Today for the Statewide Direct Primary Election; Vote By Mail Ballots Enroute to Voters  There is no need to wait until Election Day to cast your vote as the June 5, 2018 Statewide Direct Primary Election started today Monday, May 7. Voters who wish to vote early …

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REGISTER TO VOTE ONLINE (BILINGUAL), UPDATE INFORMATION, SIGN UP FOR VOTE-BY-MAIL

  http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/cavoter/ If you are not updated or registered to vote in the Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Primary election, PLEASE REGISTER  by  Monday,  May 21,  2018. Note:  Eligible 17 1/2 year olds  may register to vote as long as they are 18 on an election day.

June 5, 2018 Election, ENDORSEMENTS for Santa Barbara Democratic County Committee

In local (North SB County) elections, the Santa Barbara County Democratic Party has endorsed the following people for the June 5, 2018 election:    http://sbdems.org/endorsements/ Santa Barbara County Auditor-Controller: Betsy Schaffer Santa Barbara County Sheriff-Coroner: Eddie Hsueh Measure T: YES  CA-24th District United States Congress: Salud Carbajal 35th District California State Assembly: William Ostrander   …

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Vote for Endorsed Candidate Betsy Schaffer, CPA, June 5, 2018 Primary.

    2018 Endorsed Candidate, Betsy Schaffer, CPA   Santa Barbara County Auditor-Controller QUALIFICATIONS: The County Board of Supervisors, since the 1950’s, has required candidates for the Santa Barbara County Auditor to meet certain qualifications (CA Government Code Section 26945): 1. Possession of a California Certified Public Accountant (CPA) License or be a Certified Internal …

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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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Santa Maria Transgender Day Celebration honored local transgender community members and allies.

Celebration of International Transgender Day of Visibility in Santa Maria at the corner of Main and Broadway, March 31st, 12-2pm. The rally honored our local transgender community members and allies. Speakers, resources and meeting new folx. After the rally carpooled (check out QUEERPOOL) to Tranz Central Coast’s event in San Luis Obispo 4-6pm. Look for …

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Students organized “MARCH FOR OUR LIVES” rally in Santa Maria, March 24, 2018..

March 24th,  at 2:30 p.m., over 120 people marched in front of Santa Maria High School’s Ethel Pope Auditorium and took over the corners at South Broadway and Morrison Avenue, chanting “Enough is enough!” “The people united will never be divided!” “Vote them out!” and “Hey, hey NRA, how many kids did you kill today?”  …

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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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STOP 750 new wells! Save our WATER!

There are over 750 new 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 and PetroRock.  These projects would drill through the Santa Maria Valley Groundwater Basin, which provides clean drinking water to 12 …

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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/

LEGISLATOR: VOTE NO on AB 726 and AB 813. Stop the attacks on clean energy.

Big Energy took California for a ride once already. It’s time to let local communities pave a new path toward a clean energy future.   While this move may benefit corporations like PacifiCorp (and billionaires like Warren Buffett), it does not benefit the renewable energy future of California or its residents. This is a clear …

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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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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