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STOP new oil wells in Cat Canyon! Save our WATER! Hearing March 13, 2019 in Santa Maria.

Upcoming SB County Planning Commission public hearing: On Wednesday, March 13 at 9:00AM, the Santa Barbara Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on ERG’s Project.  Please join us and tell the Planning Commission to deny the Project and protect our climate, air quality, water resources, and public health. ERG is proposing to drill 233 …

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Sunday, March 24, 2019. Join us!! “One Slight Hitch” live play written by comedian Lewis Black, fundraiser at SM Civic Theatre.

Purchase your tickets and reserve your seat!  Invite your friends and family for a fun afternoon!  To use a credit card, click this link:    Purchase tickets to “One Slight Hitch” play.  DCSMV’s 2019 Civic Theatre Fundraiser will be Sunday, March 24, at 1:30 p.m. We invite you to join us for a production of Lewis Black’s …

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Celebrate Visionary Women in 2019 Women’s History Month!

The 2019 Women’s History Month theme is “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence.”  The theme honors “ Women who have led efforts to end war, violence, and injustice and pioneered the use of nonviolence to change society.” The National Women’s History Alliance selects and publishes the yearly theme. The National Women’s History Alliance will recognize and celebrate the …

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Thursday,March 21, 2019. DCSMV General Meeting.

Democratic Club Santa Maria Valley meetings are held every third Thursday of the month, IHOP Restaurant, 202 Nicholson Ave, Santa Maria, 93454.
 JOIN US!  Public Welcome!  No-host social and menu dinner at 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm.
   Speaker session open to the public 7:00 -7:40 pm followed by 
DCSMV business meeting (registered Democrats only) until …

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CONGRATULATIONS!! Incumbent Congressman, 24th District, Salud Carbajal re-elected November 2018!

        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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CONGRATULATIONS!! GLORIA SOTO, WINNER DISTRICT 3, SANTA MARIA CITY COUNCIL

GLORIA SOTO, newly elected to the Santa Maria City Council,  was born, raised, and educated in Santa Maria.  She comes from an immigrant family whose example taught her the value of hard work and determination. Gloria took advantage of every opportunity that her family and community offered her. She holds degrees from Allan Hancock College …

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NOVEMBER 6, 2018 ELECTON RESULTS

Santa Barbara County General Election SEMI-OFFICIAL  (FINAL CERTIFIED UPDATE DEC. 6, 2018)  (For all statistics and areas, http://sbcvote.com/elect/resources/results11_2018/results-1-so.htm) _________________________________________ LOCAL: CITY OF SANTA MARIA CITY COUNCIL MEMBER – DIST. 3 GLORIA SOTO CITY OF SANTA MARIA CITY COUNCIL MEMBER – DIST. 4 ETTA WATERFIELD SANTA MARIA-BONITA SCHOOL DISTRICT (2) RICKY LARA V. R. ALVAREZ-FLORES SANTA MARIA JOINT …

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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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Santa Maria Mayor Alice Patino is not on the list. 279 US Climate Mayors commit to adopt, honor and uphold Paris Climate Agreement goals

Santa Maria Mayor Alice Patino is not on the list. Here are the Mayors on the List on the Central Coast: Goleta, Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo.  See interactive map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1aTksAOrC9gLOgSlBZecxZiBHenQ&ll=34.49875259839798%2C-113.24761935830116&z=6 U.S. Climate Mayors: We will continue to lead. We are increasing investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency. We will buy and create more …

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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/

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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Why do the wealthy run the country? People living in poverty are registered, but don’t vote.

Study: Polarization and Gridlock Work Well for Rich Americans Data collected by the Pew Research Center in 2014 found that only half of the least financially secure Americans are registered to vote, and only one-fifth planned to cast a ballot in that year’s midterm election. These voters also didn’t follow politics very closely — only …

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The environment isn’t a political issue. It is a survival issue.

Planet Earth is planet “A.”   There is no planet “B.” We live on the Mother Ship.  If we humans, as caretakers, protect our planet, it will continue to give and sustain life. If we don’t, it will take life. To deny that we humans have no effect, or that we can’t make changes that will limit …

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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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