Category: National

(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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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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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.

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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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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Santa Maria Valley Unites against Hate.

Santa Maria and surrounding communities came together August 20th to reject hate and to show support for the victims of hate crimes in Charlottesville, VA, and demand that all elected representatives speak out against white supremacy and violence.   There is no place in America for racism and neo-nazism.         http://www.keyt.com/news/santa-maria-north-county/love-not-hate-rally-draws-big-crowd-in-santa-maria/607029554   …

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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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They will never stop scheming. Failure to decimate health care won’t stop this 13 white male Republican Senate panel to continue secret negotiations. Fax them.

They don’t have the votes for now to throw millions off of healthcare. Time to be alert for back room negotiations.  Count the times these Republicans in congress have tried to repeal Obamacare, if you can keep track of the dozens of times.  If they won’t work with Democrats, they should not be in congress. …

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