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KNOW THE FACTS!
As the Single-payer bill heads to the state Assembly, big pharma wants to discourage us with this….SACRAMENTO — As a legislative deadline loomed, California senators Thursday — in some cases, reluctantly — voted to pass a $400 billion plan to create a government-run health care system without a way to pay for it.
With single-payer, the cost would drop to $331 billion — meaning the people and businesses in California would pay $37 billion less than they are paying now for health care, a new study shows.
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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 President Donald Trump.
That legislation, which reversed an Obama regulation, ought to alarm any American who ventures online, no matter their political persuasion. Now comes Assemblyman Ed Chau, a Democrat from Monterey Park, carrying a bill that for Californians would reverse the legislation and provide someprivacy at a time when seemingly nothing is private.
Chau’s Assembly Bill CA AB 375 promises fundamental protections: Internet services providers would have to provide customers with a “clear and conspicuous” opportunity to agree to authorize their information to be used, disclosed or sold. You could revoke that permission at any time. Providers could not deny service if consumers refuse to sign away their right to privacy. And they could not they charge customers more for failing to grant them access to their information.
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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.
Statistics in an article in the Santa Maria Times, February 24, 2017:
As of 2015, 30.4% of Santa Maria residents were living below the federal poverty line of about $24,000 year.
That’s 10% higher poverty than the statewide average, and the Santa Barbara County average is 20%.
That means 1 out every 5 families in Santa Barbara county have an income of $24,000, or less.
78% of Santa Maria residents rent, they don’t own their own home. That’s 40% higher than statewide.
Santa Maria is 73% Hispanic, and are part of the agriculture industry, without much else to rely on.
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Last Wednesday, June 11, over 150 people from all around the state rallied and lobbied their legislators to demand that the California legislature give AB 14, the California DISCLOSE Act, its promised vote to stop secret money in politics. Chants rang out loud and clear across the Capitol steps — from coauthors, coalition partners, and activists alike — that “We Want a Vote!”
To get our democracy back, we must stop the wealthy and powerful from secretly buying elections — which the California DISCLOSE Act will do by making political ads show who really pays for them. That’s why we have to keep fighting to show our elected officials how many people are demanding they vote to end Dark Money.
Sign Petitions CA AB 14 & CA SB 651 Fight Dark Money
Sign Petition for CA AB 1089 Limit Campaign $ in Local Elections
CALL ASSEMBLYMAN JORDAN CUNNINGHAM:
Phone: (805) 549-3381
1150 Osos Street, Suite 207, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
CA STATE ASSEMBLYMAN REPRESENTING NORTH SANTA BARBARA COUNTY:
District 35 State Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham (R)http://ad35.assemblygop.com (Term 2016-2018)
State Capitol, Room 4098, Sacramento, CA 94249-0035 Phone: (916) 319-2035; FAX: (805) 549-3400
1.) SIGN THE PETITION FOR AB 14:
AB 14, The California DISCLOSE Act, will fight Dark Money by making it illegal for political ads to mislead voters about who’s paying for them. AB 14 will strike the biggest blow yet against the unlimited secret money unleashed by Citizens United by requiring that ballot measure ads and ads about candidates by outside groups clearly and prominently disclose their top 3 true funders.
2.) SIGN THE PETITION FOR SB 651:
Read SB 651 Bill:http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=
SB 651 complements AB 14, the California DISCLOSE Act, which requires political ads to clearly disclose their top 3 funders when they ask for your vote. Together, they’ll let voters know who’s paying for initiatives every step of the way.
3.) SIGN THE PETITION FOR AB 1089:
AB 1089 In 78% of cities, wealthy special interests can give unlimited amounts of money to candidates in LOCAL elections. Most states impose limitations on contributions to candidates for local elective offices. California is among the minority of states without these contribution limitations.
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- In Support of Abolishing the Doctrines of “Corporate Constitutional Rights” and “Money Equals Political Speech”
- Resolution Opposing Trump Plan for California Offshore Drilling
- Resolution for a State Boycott of Koch Products
- Kids Not Profits
- Expressing the Support of the California Democratic Party for Restoring Affordable Housing Funding in the State Budget
- Expressing the Support of the California Democratic Party in Protecting Renters from No-Fault Evictions and Illegal or Excessive Rent Increases and Support Rent Stabilization
- Leveling the Playing Field for all California Hospitals and Health Care Consumers by Rejecting Anti Competition Practices of Sutter Health
- Resolution Honoring John Burton
- A Resolution of the California Democratic Party Regarding the President of the United States and the Emoluments Clause of the United States Constitution
- In Support of Internet Privacy
- Protecting Federal Budgeting for Arts & Culture
- Resisting the Trump Agenda
- Calling for the Investigation of Donald J. Trump
- Investigating Russia’s Interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
- Supporting the Abolition of the Electoral College and the Election of the President and Vice President of the United States by the National Popular Vote
- Opposing Trump’s Dangerous Provocations; Supporting Peace, Justice and Equality for Israelis and Palestinians
- Resolution on Money Bail
- Promote a Healthy California through Single Payer Healthcare
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Congress is considering the deceptively-named Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1180/S. 801), which would erode longstanding overtime protections and create a “comp time” law that would offer hardworking people a false choice between time off and money in their paychecks.
Access to a high standard of benefits and policies that promote work-life balance, which are critical to achieve economic self-sufficiency for all women. The misnamed Working Families Flexibility Act is not an improvement for working families.
The Working Families Flexibility Act has already passed in the House of Representatives. Urge your Senators,
Diane Feinstein Phone: 1-202-224-3841 and Kamala Harris Phone: 1-202-224-3553, to oppose the Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1180/S. 801) now!
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Here are the names of all of the Republicans who voted Yes on May 4, 2017. (Click on image to enlarge.)
Action #1. Call Toll free 1-844-241-1141 (a number that will randomly make the selection of who receives the call) and tell them that you: “will be funding their opponent in their next re-election. It’s not a state constituency issue when citizens in every state will be affected by national health care policies. We know who they are and we will not forget, no matter what the Senate decides to do.”
Action #2. Donate as little as $1 towards defeating these Republicans. Here’s a special fund set up for that:
Twenty-four Republicans from districts where Trump won less than 50 percent of the vote in 2016 voted for this bill. Democrats need 24 seats to take back the House. Most of these races don’t have Democratic candidates yet or have primaries next year. But we’re not waiting till then. Every dollar you contribute to a Democratic Nominee Fund on this page will be transferred to the Democratic nominee when they win their primary next year. That means every dollar will go directly to beating Paul Ryan’s majority and taking back the House. You can select CA districts, or your donation will be spread evenly by ActBlue.
Click here and donate (secure site): https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/dkendorses2018dems?refcode=20170504fsdemslate
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Santa Maria….USE IT OR LOSE IT!!
It’s OUR community channel available at minimal cost. The studio is the only one of its kind in northern Santa Barbara County. It’s in the hands of the Santa Maria City Council and the Supervisors of Santa Barbara County to keep or discontinue this community benefit!!
Professional equipment for us to film and broadcast community events and programs. Located at 910 South Oakwood Drive in Santa Maria.
See our tab POSTS CONTINUED for additional information and SIGN PETITIONS tab.
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What will be the future for the Santa Maria airport for the next 20 years?
Question: Will our airport be critical to attracting businesses, and jobs, to our area?
The Santa Maria Airport District Board of Directors, composed of 5 elected officials, will hold a public
workshop, the fifth out of five chapters, in June to discuss changes in the airport.
Written comments to the Board may be addressed to:
SANTA MARIA AIRPORT DISTRICT OFFICE, 3217 TERMINAL DRIVE, SANTA MARIA, CA 93455.
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org., who are assisting with the district’s plan.
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WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER! LEAVE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION ON OUR POST OR A PHONE MESSAGE AT (805) 349-2708, or email at email@example.com, attention Connie Ford. If you think the country is headed in the wrong direction, and you are willing to get involved as a game changer, then now is the time to come forward and begin the process. We would like to hear from you.Are you interested in shaping the future of the organized Democratic Club?
Would you like to help make North Santa Barbara County as blue as South Santa Barbara County? Are you able to give your time to make a true differenceIf you answered yes to ANY of these questions, we need you!! To sign up/volunteer: 805-349-2708 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Article on March 7, 2017:
Santa Maria Times – Santa Barbara County law enforcement officials do not plan on cooperating with I.C.E.
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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 MARIA PUBLIC LIBRARY, 421 S. McClelland St
U.S. POST OFFICE, 201 E. Battles Rd
SANTA MARIA CITY HALL, 110 E. Cook St
DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF SANTA MARIA VALLEY
327 E. Plaza Dr, #2 (Call for hours 805-349-2708)
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY RECORDS OFFICE, 511 E. Lakeside Parkway
Online voter registration website: www.sbcvote.com/elections
Phone: 1-800722-8683, ext. 0 for customer service
SECRETARY OF STATE: ALEX PADILLA
Phone: 1-800-345-8683, Voter Hotline
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Give us a call at 805-349-2708: leave a message, and you’ll get a return call. Please give your name and phone number.
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