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:  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:

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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:

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:  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


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


  Honoring Democratic Women in politics.





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Celebrating Black History Month, February 2021.


The Man behind Black History Month:

Timeline of the Black experience in America

10 Virtual Ways to Celebrate Black History Month:

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Historical Voting Rights Act of 1965:


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February 15, 2021

Presidents Day is observed as a federal holiday in America. The day, also known as ‘Washington’s Birthday’, is observed in honor of America’s first president George Washington. The holiday is used to reflect on America’s first president’s life and work in the office. People remember and cherish the values imparted to them by Washington.

Another reason why February is chosen as the month of celebrating this day is that it is also the 16th US President Abraham Lincoln’s birth month. Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809. The report states that today, many calendars list the third Monday of February as Presidents’ Day.

Historically, Americans began celebrating George Washington’s Birthday just months after his death. This was long before Congress declared it as a federal holiday. However, it was not until 1879, under President Rutherford B. Hayes, that Washington’s Birthday became a legal holiday, to be observed on his birthday, February 22. Today, George Washington’s Birthday is one of the only eleven permanent holidays established by Congress.

One of the great traditions that have continued for decades has been the reading of George Washington’s Farewell Address—which remains an annual event for the Senate to this day. It is important to note that Washington’s birthday falls on February 22. He was born when Julian calendar was still in use.

One of the most important things in Washington’s Farewell Address is his relinquishing of the Presidency after a second term and the peaceful transition of power to his successor.

The period for a new election of a citizen to administer the executive government of the United States being not far distant, and the time actually arrived when your thoughts must be employed in designating the person who is to be clothed with that important trust, it appears to me proper, especially as it may conduce to a more distinct expression of the public voice, that I should now apprise you of the resolution I have formed, to decline being considered among the number of those out of whom a choice is to be made.

Farewell Address, September 17, 1796:

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CONGRATULATIONS to our 46th President of the United States, Joseph R. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris!

A New Day, a New Beginning!

President Biden’s Inaugural Speech, January 20, 2021:

The Best Photos From The Inauguration Of Joe Biden And Kamala Harris


The Poem by 22 year old Poet Laureate,  Amanda Gorman:

“The Hill We Climb”
When day comes we ask ourselves,
where can we find light in this never-ending shade?
The loss we carry,
a sea we must wade
We’ve braved the belly of the beast
We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peace
And the norms and notions
of what just is
Isn’t always just-ice
And yet the dawn is ours
before we knew it
Somehow we do it
Somehow we’ve weathered and witnessed
a nation that isn’t broken
but simply unfinished
We the successors of a country and a time
Where a skinny Black girl
descended from slaves and raised by a single mother
can dream of becoming president
only to find herself reciting for one
And yes we are far from polished
far from pristine
but that doesn’t mean we are
striving to form a union that is perfect
We are striving to forge a union with purpose
To compose a country committed to all cultures, colors, characters and
conditions of man
And so we lift our gazes not to what stands between us
but what stands before us
We close the divide because we know, to put our future first,
we must first put our differences aside
We lay down our arms
so we can reach out our arms
to one another
We seek harm to none and harmony for all
Let the globe, if nothing else, say this is true:
That even as we grieved, we grew
That even as we hurt, we hoped
That even as we tired, we tried
That we’ll forever be tied together, victorious
Not because we will never again know defeat
but because we will never again sow division
Scripture tells us to envision
that everyone shall sit under their own vine and fig tree
And no one shall make them afraid
If we’re to live up to our own time
Then victory won’t lie in the blade
But in all the bridges we’ve made
That is the promise to glade
The hill we climb
If only we dare
It’s because being American is more than a pride we inherit,
it’s the past we step into
and how we repair it
We’ve seen a force that would shatter our nation
rather than share it
Would destroy our country if it meant delaying democracy
And this effort very nearly succeeded
But while democracy can be periodically delayed
it can never be permanently defeated
In this truth
in this faith we trust
For while we have our eyes on the future
history has its eyes on us
This is the era of just redemption
We feared at its inception
We did not feel prepared to be the heirs
of such a terrifying hour
but within it we found the power
to author a new chapter
To offer hope and laughter to ourselves
So while once we asked,
how could we possibly prevail over catastrophe?
Now we assert
How could catastrophe possibly prevail over us?
We will not march back to what was
but move to what shall be
A country that is bruised but whole,
benevolent but bold,
fierce and free
We will not be turned around
or interrupted by intimidation
because we know our inaction and inertia
will be the inheritance of the next generation
Our blunders become their burdens
But one thing is certain:
If we merge mercy with might,
and might with right,
then love becomes our legacy
and change our children’s birthright
So let us leave behind a country
better than the one we were left with
Every breath from my bronze-pounded chest,
we will raise this wounded world into a wondrous one
We will rise from the gold-limbed hills of the west,
we will rise from the windswept northeast
where our forefathers first realized revolution
We will rise from the lake-rimmed cities of the midwestern states,
we will rise from the sunbaked south
We will rebuild, reconcile and recover
and every known nook of our nation and
every corner called our country,
our people diverse and beautiful will emerge,
battered and beautiful
When day comes we step out of the shade,
aflame and unafraid
The new dawn blooms as we free it
For there is always light,
if only we’re brave enough to see it
If only we’re brave enough to be it


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January 23, 2021 Women’s March. Join here:
For anyone wishing to hear the event in Spanish or Mixteco, please log into the Webinar itself (only 100 spots available)
Women’s March of Santa Maria Valley and Women’s March Santa Barbara have joined together to bring you an awesome virtual experience with music, speakers, poetry, and spoken word starting at 3pm. Check this line-up out:
  • Community Organizer Dolores Huerta (Keynote Speaker)
  • Former State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson
  • Santa Maria City Councilmember Gloria Soto
  • Santa Barbara County Supervisor Joan Hartmann
  • Santa Barbara County Public Health Director Dr. Van Do-Reynoso
  • Rev. Dr. David Moore
  • Dr. Niki Sandoval
  • Aleiza Rogers
  • Goleta School Board Member Vicki Ben-Yaacov
  • Danza Xiuhcoatl & Mexica Tiahui
  • DJ Suz
  • And we also tell you how to get involved in making change through Calls to Action from:
  • Truth in Recruitment
  • Planned Parenthood of the Central Coast Action Fund
  • Death Penalty Focus
  • North County Rape Crisis and Child Protection Center / Standing Together to End Sexual Assault
  • The Sunrise Movement
Join us! We lead. We heal. We transform.

The Women’s March Team

Women’s March of Santa Maria Valley


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Also watch live on networks at 8:30 am, Wednesday, January 20.
The #InaugurationDay ceremony lineup is here! 🥳
Invocation – Fr. Leo O’Donovan
Pledge of Allegiance – Andrea Hall
National Anthem – Lady Gaga
Poetry Reading – Amanda Gorman
Musical Performance – Jennifer Lopez
Benediction – Rev. Dr. Silvester Beaman
You won’t want to miss it! Tune in on the morning of January 20 to watch this group come together for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s historic moment.


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Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 18, 2021

“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.

The Family of Martin Luther King, Jr. carries on his legacy.

Black American civil rights leader Martin Luther King (1929 – 1968) addresses crowds during the March On Washington at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC, where he gave his ‘I Have A Dream’ speech. (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)


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Second time Donald J. Trump Impeached.

Second Impeachment of Donald Trump (2021) U.S. government process.  Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States, was impeached by the House of Representatives on January 13, 2021. The House adopted one article of impeachment against Trump: incitement of insurrection. He is the first U.S. president to be…

Here is the speech that rallied terrorists and looters to invade the U.S. Capital on January 6, 2021:

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Vandals and Terrorists overran the U.S. Capital on January 6, 2021 in an attempt to overturn the 2020 Presidential election. Seven CA Republican U.S. House Representatives sided with other conspiracy members not to certify the election.

After many weeks of contesting the November 3, 2020 Presidential election of Democrat, Joe Biden, Donald Trump held a well publicized and planned gathering of his supporters on January 6, 2021 a block from the U.S. Capital while the final congressional certification of the election was in session.  After several inflammatory speeches by Donald Trump, and others including Rudy Giuliani whose speech included the words “trial by combat”,  thousands of those present  marched down the street and overtook the U. S. Capital.  Terrorists invaded the interior looking for the package of unfinished business of the certification of the 2020 election, and seeking revenge and punishment for those not willing to refuse to throw out the fair election of Joe Biden and vote to maintain  Donald Trump as President.  Those responsible for the resulting five deaths, including one police officer who was beaten to death on the steps of the Capital, multiple injuries, and significant property damage are being identified and arrested.

In addition to legal action against the terrorists, and some law enforcement and military personnel, there are calls to take action against the political allies of what is now considered an attempt to overthrow our democracy.  There are calls for the removal of Donald Trump before his term ends on January 20, 2021 when Joe Biden is sworn in as President.  There are also calls for action to be taken against the elected U.S. Senators and U.S. House of Representatives (all Republicans) who did vote to object the certification of Joe Biden claiming falsely that the election was fraudulent and that Donald Trump had won.

There were 137 Republican U.S. House of Representatives  (7 CA Republicans:  Ken Calvert (R-CA)
Darrell Issa (R-CA)    Devin Nunes (R-CA)    Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)    Doug LaMalfa (R-CA)                             Mike Garcia (R-CA)     Jay Obernolte (R-CA)) and 8 Republican U.S. Senators (No Senators from CA) who participated in and re-enforced the conspiracy of false propaganda about election fraud, and who then voted to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s election.  Their votes were outnumbered, and would not have changed the outcome, and after the invasion, congress re-convened and continued the certification of Joe Biden as the fairly elected President of the United States.

The Inauguration of Joseph Biden and Kamala Harris will be held at the U.S. Capital on January 20, 2021


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Nancy Pelosi (D), Speaker of the U.S. House of Representative

1236 Longworth H.O.B.
Washington, DC 20515

phone: (202) 225-4965
hours: M-F 9-5:30pm


Chuck Schumer (D), 117th Congress, Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate

322 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-6542
Fax:  (202) 228-3027

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REGISTER HERE BEFORE JANUARY 11, 2021.  Let’s have strong Democratic representation on the Central Coast, including Santa Maria Valley! (CLICK IMAGE TO READ FULL POST)
2021 ADEM Election ~ Every two years in odd-numbered years registered Democrats vote for delegates to the CA Democratic Party Central Committee.   Assembly District Delegates (ADD)  and the Democratic State Central Committee (DSCC) are responsible for planning and attending informational meetings throughout the region and working with other DSCC delegates throughout California to represent their community.  NOTE:  CANDIDATE FOR SANTA MARIA VALLEY, JULIANA NEEL,  IS A MEMBER OF OUR DEMOCRATIC CLUB.
Each Assembly District can elect up to 14 delegates — 7 ”self-identified females” and 7 “other than self-identified females” to be Assembly District Delegates (ADD).
AD35 runs from northern Santa Barbara County through San Luis Obispo County. Our goal is to increase representation from the rural/outlying areas of AD35 in North Santa Barbara CountySanta Maria and Lompoc, as well as North San Luis Obispo County — Paso Robles.

Due to COVID-19, the ADEM elections this January will be entirely vote-by-mail. There will be no in-person voting. In order to vote in the ADEM election, you will need to register for a ballot.

The deadline to register is Monday, January 11, 2021!


Let’s get the vote out in AD35! Sign-up to receive your ADEM Election ballot by clicking the link below. Please vote for broader AD35 representation!

 For more information, visit CADEM website:

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