Category: News

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    

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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Candlelight “Vigil for Peace” was held in Santa Maria on August 25, 2017.

  A Santa Maria gathering was held at the corner of W. Cook and S. Broadway Friday evening for citizens who believe that a diverse, rich culture adds to our nation; where people are not excluded due to race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or financial status.  Send a powerful message of inclusion, not division. …

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Scientists are concerned that the Trump White House won’t release climate change study.

The U.S. is already showing signs of the effects of climate change, according to a recent scientific report. (PBS Hour)   Photo with elevated sea levels in 2015. “Many lines of evidence demonstrate that human activities, especially emissions of greenhouse or heat-trapping gases, are primarily responsible for recent observed climate change.” This report is part …

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Prevent a Trump TV takeover.

Protect our rights to free speech and broadcasting.  Sign the petition to the FCC. The Sinclair Broadcast Group is not a well-known name, but a shorthand reference for it these days is “Trump TV.” The Sinclair management style means newscasters across the country are obligated to parrot the same story, without commentary or analysis. Sinclair has …

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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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Trump signed away your internet privacy. A California legislator wants to give it back.

  Call CA (R) Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham Phone: (805) 549-3381 SLO.  Vote YES on AB 375 introduced by CA (D) Assemblyman Ed Chau. AT&T, Comcast and other internet service providers can continue to track every search you make and website you visit and sell that information to the highest bidder, under legislation recently signed by …

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Santa Barbara County law enforcement officials do not plan on cooperating with I.C.E.

Article on March 7, 2017: Santa Maria Times – Santa Barbara County law enforcement officials do not plan on cooperating with I.C.E. https://santamariatimes.com/news/local/county-law-enforcement-won-t-assist-immigration-enforcement-efforts/article_186a6248-2eaf-5b26-a73f-9ca1a43773ee.html#utm_source=santamariatimes.com&utm_campaign=%2Femail-updates%2Fdaily-headlines%2F&utm_medium=email&utm_content=3AA521AECEF80FD328ECA9DEE002AC7E56BDFF45

ELECTIONS WEBSITES AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS: Where and How to Register to Vote

  DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF SANTA MARIA VALLEY: Website: santamariademocrats.info Democratic Headquarters,327 East Plaza Drive, Suite 2, Santa Maria, CA 93454 Phone: 805-349-2708; (Call for office hours) Leave phone messages. Facebook: Democratic Club of Santa Maria Valley NOTICE:  THE SANTA MARIA ELECTIONS OFFICE #134 WILL BE CLOSED IN 2017. Voter registration forms may be found at: SANTA …

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