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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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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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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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Attention Activists!! Go to our BE INVOLVED! RESIST!! tab, and SIGN PETITIONS tab. Sign up for texts, write letters to media, be informed.

  https://santamariademocrats.info/call-to-action/  

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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Want to improve Obamacare? HELP AMEND IT.

  REPUBLICANS VOTE TO REPEAL OBAMACARE FAILED! Need to sign up for CA Care health insurance?  Enroll here: http://www.coveredca.com   Help efforts to fix problems with Obamacare and improve health insurance for Americans in the future.  Take Action Now!!  There is a Bi-Partisan caucus in Congress working on fixing problems with the Affordable Health Care …

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Daraka Larimore-Hall resigns as SBCCC Chairman to move into new CDC V-P position.

  After a decade leading the Santa Barbara County Democratic Party, chairman Daraka Larimore-Hall has stepped down to devote more of his time to the statewide party position he won last year. Larimore-Hall formally resigned at Thursday night’s meeting of the county party’s central committee. He will continue to serve on the panel, but has …

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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. 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 demand for electric cars and trucks. We will increase our efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions, create a clean energy economy, …

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FIX-IT Healthcare at the Tipping Point

A powerful documentary that reaches across the political and ideological divide. It makes the case for business leaders support for major healthcare reform. The film was two years in the making, with more than forty voices advocating for reform, including: activists, health policy experts, economists, physicians, nurses, patients, business and labor leaders.This documentary takes an …

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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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Small town, low income Santa Maria pays city staff top dollar, receives unfavorable grand jury report.

As of 2015, 30.4% of Santa Maria residents were living below the federal poverty line of about $24,000 year. Santa Maria City Manager salary exceeds $376,000 including benefits.  30 other city salaries exceed $200,000. http://transparentcalifornia.com/salaries/santa-maria/ Statistics in an article in the Santa Maria Times, February 24, 2017: As of 2015, 30.4% of Santa Maria residents …

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