QUICK LOOK AT ACTIVITIES/FESTIVITIES CALENDAR – Dem Club and/or Affiliates

 


 Adopt-A-Road 2 year program. Democratic Club of Santa Maria Valley volunteers last Saturday, September 30th.

Taking pride in our city of Santa Maria.

Thanks to our first group of club volunteers for our 2 year commitment to de-litter N. Broadway from Main to McElhany Street.  L to R:  Scott, Laura, Janet, Kathy, David, Sara, Beth, Connie.  

We can all help keep our city streets clean and free of litter.  Especially important are properly disposing of used cigarettes that have non-biodegradable filters that end up in our drains and contaminate the ocean.  

Participating volunteer groups can sign up for other streets with the Santa Maria Parks Dept.

 


          Saturday, October 21, 2017

 OUR FALL FUNDRAISER WILL BE A HAIR RAISER MUSICAL!!

                                Come join the fun!!  Everyone is Welcome!! Bring your friends and family!

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE, AND MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!

(*See below for ticket purchase options)

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster new musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation Young Frankenstein!
Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”) inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced “Eye-gore”), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.
Every bit as relevant to audience members who will remember the original as it will be to newcomers, Young Frankenstein has all the of panache of the screen sensation with a little extra theatrical flair added. With such memorable tunes as “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend” and “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” Young Frankenstein is scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment.  (Not recommended for children under 5 years old.)

Play begins promptly at 1:30 pm

Santa Maria Civic Theatre, 1660 N. McClelland St, Santa Maria, CA  93454

Our traditional wine and goodies served at intermission.  

(Optional) DRESS FOR HALLOWEEN AND ENTER OUR BEST COSTUME COMPETITION!!

*Pay online with credit card/ActBlue (also link on our home page )

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/www.santamariademocrats.info#

or

*Mail or drop off your $30 checat:

Democratic Club of Santa Maria Valley, 327 E. Plaza Dr, #2, Santa Maria, CA 93454.                                            (Tickets held at the door. We will confirm your reservation by telephone or email.)      

We’ll keep the lights on for you, dearies.  

                                         

Visit our Facebook Page and share your ideas with others.

https://www.facebook.com/DemocraticClubOfSantaMariaValley/

Democratic Club of Santa Maria Valley

 

CALL TO ACTION:  http://www.santamariademocrats.info/resist-call-to-action/

Call/Sign Petitions:  http://www.santamariademocrats.info/petitions/

Write letters to the Editor:  http://www.santamariademocrats.info/letters-to-media/

Look up elected representatives:  http://www.santamariademocrats.info/your-reps-and-maps/

Aug 27 2017

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 damage, is to contribute to a destiny for humanity that will be catastrophic.

There are no “do overs” when it comes to extinction.

Our leaders say things to appease our comfort level, but are enacting laws and changes that are destructive and irreversible to our planet.  If we don’t come together to prevent this, nothing else will matter.  

What they vote into law, is what we, and future generations, will live or die with.  Don’t expect someone else to step up on your behalf.  It’s everyone’s turn to be present.

What can an individual do?

Continued on our tab ‘POSTS CONTINUED” –

Click here –  http://www.santamariademocrats.info/posts-continued/climate-change-is-a-survival-issue/

Oct 02 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 5:30 pm. DCSMV GENERAL MEETING AND SPEAKER DAVID ATKINS, Region 10 Director.

Democratic Club Santa Maria Valley meetings are held every third Thursday of the month.

 

IHOP Restaurant, 202 Nicholson Ave, Santa Maria, 93454.  

No-host social and menu dinner at 5:30pm.  

Speaker session open to the public 7:00–7:40 pm followed by

 DCSMV meeting (registered Democrats only) until 8:30 pm. 

October Guest Speaker will be David Atkins. 

Democratic Party Region 10 Director.  

“David Atkins is a Democratic activist, writer and research professional. He is Region 10 Director of the California Democratic Party covering Assembly Districts 35, 37, 38 and 44, as well as South Vice Chair of the Santa Barbara County Democratic Party and President of the Democratic Club of Santa Barbara. He also serves on the California Democratic Party’s Credentials Committee. David is a regular contributor to the Washington Monthly and The American Prospect with bylines at several other publications writing on a variety of national issues. Professionally, David is president of The Pollux Group, a research consulting firm specializing in emerging technology.”

Discussions will include revisions to the Santa Barbara County Democratic platform and the process for endorsing candidates for the 2018 election.

 

Oct 02

 October 21st, Saturday, 1:30 pm, Santa Maria Civic Theatre. FUN FOR ALL!!

 OUR FALL FUNDRAISER WILL BE A HAIR RAISER MUSICAL!!

                                Come join the fun!!  Everyone is Welcome!!

  Bring your friends and family!

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE, AND MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!

(*See below for ticket purchase options)

 

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster new musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation Young Frankenstein!
Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”) inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced “Eye-gore”), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.
Every bit as relevant to audience members who will remember the original as it will be to newcomers, Young Frankenstein has all the of panache of the screen sensation with a little extra theatrical flair added. With such memorable tunes as “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend” and “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” Young Frankenstein is scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment.  (Not recommended for children under 5 years old.)

Play begins promptly at 1:30 pm

Santa Maria Civic Theatre, 1660 N. McClelland St, Santa Maria, CA  93454

Our traditional wine and goodies served at intermission.  

(Optional) DRESS FOR HALLOWEEN AND ENTER OUR BEST COSTUME COMPETITION!!

*Pay online with credit card link on our home page 

or

*Mail or drop off your $30 checat:

Democratic Club of Santa Maria Valley, 327 E. Plaza Dr, #2, Santa Maria, CA 93454.                                            (Tickets held at the door. We will confirm your reservation by telephone or email.)      

We’ll keep the lights on for you, dearies.  

                                         

Oct 02 2017

Adopt-A-Road program. Democratic Club of Santa Maria Valley volunteers on Saturday, September 30.

Taking pride in our city of Santa Maria.

Thanks to our first group of club volunteers for our 2 year commitment to de-litter N. Broadway from Main to McElhany Street.  L to R:  Scott, Laura, Janet, Kathy, David, Sara, Beth, Connie.  

We can all help keep our city streets clean and free of litter.  Especially important are properly disposing of used cigarettes that have non-biodegradable filters that end up in our drains and contaminate the ocean.  

Participating volunteer groups can sign up for other streets with the Santa Maria Parks Dept.

 

Sep 18 2017

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 funds to discourage so-called sanctuary city policies.
On the Senate floor minutes before 2 a.m. on Saturday, De León said the changes were reasonable, and reflected a powerful compromise between law enforcement officials and advocates.
“These amendments do not mean to erode the core mission of this measure, which is to protect hardworking families that have contributed greatly to our culture and the economy,” he said. “This is a measure that reflects the values of who we are as a great state.”

The bill’s core aim is to limit the ways that state and local officials can cooperate with federal immigration enforcement. Measures range from treating schools and courthouses as “safe zones” to restricting the ability of law enforcement to detain people on behalf of federal immigration officers. Though Brown worked to soften the bill, allowing for more interaction with federal authorities, experts like Santa Clara University law professor Pratheepan Gulasekaram say the measure still provides the most robust “p rotection available for non-citizens anywhere in the U.S.”

Does that mean people in California won’t be deported?

No. Some immigrant rights advocates don’t like the phrase “sanctuary state” because they believe it gives a false impression of the amount of protection California can provide. (Others don’t like it because the word “sanctuary” has become an epithet to many conservatives. And others object to it because they believe it might suggest to undocumented criminals that they’ll be safe from the law in the state.) Nothing in the bill prevents federal immigration authorities from coming into California. But given that the feds have limited resources, their ability to target individuals in the state is lessened when local officials aren’t willing to help.

Why can’t the federal government just force local agents to assist them?

While immigration policy is the purview of the federal government, court cases have found that the federal government cannot force state and local officials to carry out federal laws or simply commandeer local officers and turn them into unwilling deputies. To some extent, the Trump Administration can use money — either as a carrot or a stick — to entice cooperation, which is why the federal Department of Justice has threatened to withhold funds from sanctuary jurisdictions. Cities and counties in California have, however, pushed back on that move in lawsuits.

What about concerns that criminals will slip through the cracks?

That is a criticism that has been voiced by the California State Sheriffs’ Association, which has argued that public safety could be endangered if officials are limited in their ability to work with federal authorities. In some cases, for example, the measure would bar them from alerting immigration officers when an undocumented person has served time for a crime and is about to be released. The bill was amended early on to allow for cooperation in cases that involve violent or serious felonies such as murder, rape, kidnapping and robbery.

Read more:

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-california-sanctuary-state-bill-20170916-story.html

Sep 12 2017

GREEN POWER. BE AN ACTIVIST IN SANTA MARIA/SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

GET INVOLVED AND RECEIVE INFORMATION.

https://www.greenpower.ngo/search-campaigns?q=93454

Sep 12 2017

LEGISLATOR: VOTE NO on AB 726 and AB 813. Stop the attacks on clean energy.

Big Energy took California for a ride once already. It’s time to let local communities pave a new path toward a clean energy future.  

While this move may benefit corporations like PacifiCorp (and billionaires like Warren Buffett), it does not benefit the renewable energy future of California or its residents. This is a clear push away from the democratic, local benefit model of CCA in favor of centralized, profit-driven market manipulation.  

LEGISLATORS:   VOTE NO.

https://www.greenpower.ngo/advocacy/no-cce-freeze

AB 813 BILL:  http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB813

Sep 08 2017

Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education, takes first steps towards dismantling protections under Title IX prohibiting sex-based discrimination.

 

“All K–12 schools and postsecondary institutions that receive federal funds must designate at least one employee to coordinate their efforts to comply with and carry out their responsibilities under Title IX. These Title IX coordinators ensure that all people affected by sex discrimination in schools — students, parents, and employees — are aware of their legal rights, including how to file a complaint.

Now is also the time for schools to step up and demonstrate that they will do the right thing for their students even in the midst of potential rollbacks from the Department of Education. Considering that 89 percent of college campuses disclosed zero reported rapes last year — despite the fact that we know incidents are far more frequent — we should move forward and build on past progress not walk back current protections.”   AAUW

TITLE IX : https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/dcl-title-ix-coordinators-guide-201504.pdf

Santa Maria Valley coordinators:

  • SANTA MARIA-BONITA

    708 S. MILLER ST.
    SANTA MARIA, CA 93454

    Mark Muller

    (805)361-8141
    mmuller@smbsd.net

     8.67 miles Directions
  • ORCUTT UNION ELEMENTARY

    500 DYER ST.
    ORCUTT, CA 93455

    Don Nicholson

    805.938.8909
    dnicholson@orcutt-schools.net

     10.39 miles Directions
  • SANTA MARIA JOINT UNION HIGH

    2560 SKYWAY DR.
    SANTA MARIA, CA 93455

    Tracy Marsh

    805-922-4573 x4301
    tmarsh@smjuhsd.org

     10.39 miles Directions
  • ALLAN HANCOCK COLLEGE

    800 S. College Drive
    Santa Maria, CA 93454

    NOHEMY ORNELAS

    805-922-6966
    nohemy.ornelas@hancockcollege.edu

     

Sep 04 2017

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 Dreamers to work legally in the U.S. and subjecting them to immediate deportation is a moral, policy, and political disaster.
There is overwhelming bipartisan support across America for legislative solutions to protect Dreamers from deportation and to create a legal status for them.
Take action to protect Dreamers.

SIGN THE LETTER:

https://dreamers.fwd.us/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=protect-dreamers&utm_term=dream_act&utm_content=

 

EASY CONNECT WITH MEMBERS OF CONGRESS:  https://dreamacttoolkit.org/?link_id=1&can_id=83c605ec892ede215fcc88c82e0a78fb&source=email-defenddaca-protect-undocumented-communities&email_referrer=email_228200&email_subject=defenddaca-protect-undocumented-communities

 

SIGN THE PETITION:

http://www.santamariademocrats.info/petitions/immigration-and-daca/tell-trump-to-protect-dreamers/

 

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

 

http://www.santamariademocrats.info/call-to-action/

 

Aug 27 2017

Joan Hartmann, SB County Supervisor office in Santa Maria.

Office open Tuesday – Friday.

Located at 511 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 111, Santa Maria, CA  93455.

In the Joseph Centeno Bldg off E. Betteravia Blvd & Centerpoint Parkway.

Contact  Alma 805-346-7210.  

 

Joan Hartmann, Santa Barbara County Supervisor

 

 

Aug 27 2017

STOP 750 new wells! Save our WATER!

There are over 750 new wells proposed for Santa Barbara County that will be voted on by our county Board of Supervisors.  Click on the link: NO drilling! Reject proposals by oil companies AERA, ERG and PetroRock.  These projects would drill through the Santa Maria Valley Groundwater Basin, which provides clean drinking water to 12 cities and over 200,000 people. We need to make sure our county votes against these proposals

SIGN THE PETITION:

https://secure.foodandwaterwatch.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=2949

 

CONTACT YOUR SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SUPERVISOR:

http://www.santamariademocrats.info/your-reps-and-maps/north-santa-barbara-county-supervisors/

 

OTHER ARTICLES OF INTEREST:

Oklahoma Has Had More Earthquakes Than California in 2014, Partly Because of Fracking

 

 

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/earthquakes-triggered-by-fracking/

 

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