VOLUNTEER all year! We have Elections every two years.

Contact DCSMV Field Organizer Jovany Medina at jovany@sbdems.org to volunteer.  The local campaign is organized and ready to go!!  Volunteers are always needed to staff our Headquarters during the week.  We also attend events to promote our elected officials and the other organizations that help provide community support.  We are a friendly, patriotic, dedicated group of citizens who are interested in the advancement and improvement of  democratic principles for all.




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30-50% of your shopping purchases will be received by our Club!

Mid-Terms Are On The Horizon; Ukraine, Gun Safety, Choice, and Voting Rights Are On Our Minds….
Many new items available on our Democratic Club shopping site. Shop all year long on our online store for merchandise with FREE shipping. 30-50% of your purchase will be received by our Democratic Club by using our unique link EACH TIME you order or re-order:

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Congratulations to Ketanji Brown Jackson, confirmed April 8, 2022 to SCOTUS.



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Ukrainian-Russian Crisis

Donate with confidence to reputable charities involved in humanitarian relief, recovery, and peace-building efforts who are highly rated by Charity Navigator.

The 3 and 4 Star rated charities included in this list have earned their ratings by being financially efficient and transparent in their operations:



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President Biden, State of the Union, Tuesday, March 1, 2022 6 p.m., PT


President Biden’s remarks and speech highlights will be available at:

http://WH.gov/SOTU after the address

and at:   https://youtu.be/mVIXLQrC9rE


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Women’s March 2022 in Santa Maria, Sunday, March 6, 2 p.m., Minami Center.

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Celebrate BLACK HISTORY February 2022

Black History Month: 2022 Black History Month Theme is Black Health and Wellness


January 25, 2022
Release Number CB22-FF.01

To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week (then called “Negro History Week”) nearly a century ago. The event was first celebrated during the second week of February 1926, selected because it coincides with the birthdays of both Abraham Lincoln (February 12) and abolitionist/writer Frederick Douglass (February 14). That week would continue to be set aside for the event until 1976 when, as part of the nation’s bicentennial, it was expanded to a month. Since then, U.S. presidents have proclaimed February as National African American History Month.

The following facts are made possible by the invaluable responses to the U.S. Census Bureau’s surveys. We appreciate the public’s cooperation as we continuously measure America’s people, places and economy.

Note: References to the Black population in this publication refer to single-race Black people (“Black alone”) unless otherwise noted.

Explore data from A-Z based on the 2020 Census:  https://www.census.gov/about/index.html







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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 17, 2022

“I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land. And I’m happy, tonight. I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.”

– “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop”, April 3, 1968,  Martin Luther King, Jr.




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President Biden signs historic INFRASTRUCTURE BILL November 15, 2021.

This Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will rebuild America’s roads, bridges and rails, expand access to clean drinking water, ensure every American has access to high-speed internet, tackle the climate crisis, advance environmental justice, and invest in communities that have too often been left behind. The legislation will help ease inflationary pressures and strengthen supply chains by making long overdue improvements for our nation’s ports, airports, rail, and roads. It will drive the creation of good-paying union jobs and grow the economy sustainably and equitably so that everyone gets ahead for decades to come.



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What’s in the “Build Back Better” Bill?

This framework will set the United States on course to meet its climate goals, create millions of good-paying jobs, enable more Americans to join and remain in the labor force, and grow our economy from the bottom up and the middle out.  Read about this bill:


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Governor Newsom receives a landslide voter turnout to keep Cali BLUE!

September 14, 2021:
Gavin Newsom is still our Governor!!!
Thank you NO RECALL voters!! Your vote was vital in preventing a takeover of our state by radical Republicans.
Gavin Newsom survived a Republican attempt to remove him from office as California’s governor, ensuring that Democrat Newsom can serve out the rest of his term through 2022 as the top official of our state of California, the nation’s most populous state.
With 64% of the expected vote in, Newsom led with 5,562,954 votes, or 66.6%, against removing him from office, compared with 2,787,227 votes, or 33.4%, in favor of the recall.

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(Click on image to read all) NO RECALL of Governor Gavin Newsom in September Election!

VOTE NO!  (Leave blank alternate choices.) Sign and date the envelope.  Here is a list of all Santa Barbara County 24 hour walkup/driveup ballot drop off boxes:  https://countyofsb.org/care/elections/resources/drop-boxes.sbc  Ballots must be dropped off BEFORE 8:00 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 14. 

If mailed, must be at the POST OFFICE  BEFORE 5:00 pm Sept 14.  Polling places listed on the envelope will be open until 8:00 pm. 

If qualified, you may STILL REGISTER with required ID and VOTE  if done IN PERSON at the elections office (Santa Maria,  511 E. Lakeside Parkway Dr, 93455).   If you have LOST YOUR BALLOT,  or DIDN’T RECEIVE YOUR BALLOT in the mail in August, go in person to the elections office.  You can still vote!  (To contact the Santa Barbara County Elections Office,  call 1-800-722-8683 ext 7)

VOTE NO!   DO NOT SELECT AN ALTERNATE listed on the ballot.


VOLUNTEERS:   Call our Headquarters if you are interested in Getting Out The Vote in the Santa Maria area.   We will be contacting voters right up to 8 pm on election day about this special election which is scheduled for Tuesday,  SEPTEMBER 14, 2021.  We may be on the other line, so please leave your name and a return phone number.  Call Democratic Club Headquarter 1-805-349-2708.  WE HAVE YARD SIGNS.  


The recall election of Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom is a partisan power grab led by Right wing Trump supporting elements of the Republican Party.  This Republican forced special election is very costly to we taxpayers (over 200 million dollars), and is a politically partisan attempt to disrupt our recovery and undermine our democracy.  Governor Newsom has high approval ratings, but the Republicans are counting on low turnout by Democrats.

Ballots  have been  MAILED to all California registered voters beginning in mid August 2021.  Don’t delay!

Governor Newsom has led our state of California, the largest economy in the United States, through this devastating pandemic by rolling out the vaccine quickly, supporting working families with state stimulus checks, taking on the fossil fuel industry contributing to climate change, creating education, jobs, and mental health programs, and has maintained a billion dollar budget surplus.  We have experienced a world wide crisis that few leaders could have navigated as expertly and knowledgeable as Governor Newsom.

Our state is a leader in managing the reopening because of the leadership of Governor Newsom.    Governor Newsom has workable plans based on real time data and hands on experience to continue leading our state in the future, including coordinating diverse communities, medical experts, and recovery resources.  This has been a horrific time in history.  We must stay the course. 

It is shameful and destructive that there are devious forces who continue to create problems for political gain.  A disruption in our progress would be a devastating mistake, especially by installing someone unknown, unproven, and inexperienced.  These “replacement” candidates are backed by the extreme right wing of the Republican Party who advocate continuing the minority voting restrictions movement, deny climate change, are against a living wage, have minimized the attack on our U.S. Capitol on January 6th,  promote bizarre conspiracy theories, and have as their advocates several disgraced and discredited Trump cronies and other nefarious Trump supporting characters.   They are very versed in playing on the fears and anxieties of vulnerable people.  This pandemic is worse because of THEM, and now they want to capitalize on the grief and upheaval THEY caused with even more false information and fear mongering.

VOTE NO.  Return the mail in ballot as soon as you receive it (sign the envelope).

A thorough discussion by Governor Gavin Newsom of the budget for the reopening of California:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQPvXN0FOuo

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Democrats believe health care is a right, diversity is a strength, the economy should work for everyone, and facts and truth matter.  Whether it’s health care, the economy, education, gun reform, equal pay, voting rights, national security, or the climate crisis, the Democratic Party understands that there’s no single issue that matters more than the rest. Democrats are tackling these issues and others every day.


The Democratic Party Platform:  https://democrats.org/where-we-stand/party-platform/

Democratic Club of Santa Maria Valley (DCSMV) serves Santa Maria, Orcutt, Tanglewood, and Guadalupe.  All registered Democrats , including from outside our area,  are welcome to join our club.

DCSMV seeks to recruit candidates who will advance the Democratic platform and goals, and support their candidacy, and promote them in the voting district in which they will serve.   Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a Democratic candidate.  Ph:  1-805-349-2708,  or email:  dcsmv@dcsmv.net.  Mail:  327 E. Plaza Drive, #2, Santa Maria, CA 93454.

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Women’s History Month March 2021


2021 Theme  “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced.” – National History Women’s Alliance. The National Women’s History Alliance started by leading a coalition that successfully lobbied Congress to designate March as Women’s History Month, now celebrated across the country.[2] Today, the National Women’s History Alliance is known nationally as the only clearinghouse providing information and training in multicultural women’s history for educators, community organizations, and parents-for anyone wanting to expand their understanding of the historic contributions of women.  –  Wikipedia     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Women%27s_History_Alliance


Women’s History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. It is celebrated during March in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, corresponding with International Women’s Day on March 8, and during October in Canada, corresponding with the celebration of Persons Day on October 18.[1]The commemoration began in 1978 as “Women’s History Week” in Sonoma County, California, and was championed by Gerda Lerner and the National Women’s History Alliance to be recognized as a national week and then month in the United States, spreading internationally after that.[2][3]  – Wikipedia      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women%27s_History_Month    https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/womens-history-month

March 8, 2021:  “INTERNATIONAL WOMENSDAY”  https://www.internationalwomensday.com/

  Honoring Democratic Women in politics.





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Celebrating Black History Month, February 2021.


The Man behind Black History Month:   https://www.history.com/news/the-man-behind-black-history-month

Timeline of the Black experience in Americahttps://www.history.com/topics/black-history/black-history-milestones?cmpid=email-hist-inside-history-2021-0201-02012021&om_rid=&~campaign=hist-inside-history-2021-0201

10 Virtual Ways to Celebrate Black History Month:  https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/10-virtual-ways-celebrate-black-224800820.html

Inspiring Quotes to share:    https://www.today.com/today/amp/tdna207446

Historical Voting Rights Act of 1965:  https://history.house.gov/Oral-History/Documentaries/


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