May 19

MAKE 2 IMPORTANT CALLS TODAY TO SUPPORT SB562, CA HEALTH CARE FOR ALL

May 19, 2017

This is an important message for all SB 562 supporters. Please read and follow up ASAP.

As our bill heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee, the Healthy California campaign is asking us to make TWO OR THREE VERY QUICK PHONE CALLS today or tomorrow at the latest. If everyone does this, it will bolster the committee hearing process and build momentum going forward.

SAMPLE MESSAGE: “SB 562 is key to our health and economy. I am looking to (name of senator/assemblymember) to support it.”

1) EVERYONE CALL: everyone should call two important Asssemblymembers, Health Committee Chair Jim Wood and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon:

               Speaker of the Assembly Anthony Rendon (AD 62): (916) 319-2063
               Assemblymember Jim Wood (AD 2): (916) 319-2002

 

 BE NOTIFIED OF THE PROGRESS OF HEALTH CARE FOR ALL SB562:  http://www.healthycaliforniaact.org

 

2) ANYONE YOU KNOW WHO ARE OUT OF AREA CONSTITUENTS, CALL:

Napa area
Senator Bill Dodd (SD 3): (916) 651-4003
Sacramento area
Senator Richard Pan (SD 6): (916) 651-4006
Lafayette/Moraga/Orinda area
Senator Steven Glazer (SD7): (916) 651-4007
Modesto/Ceres/Madera area
Senator Anthony Cannella (SD 12): (916) 651-4012
Hanford/Visalia/Fresno area
Senator Andy Vidak (SD 14): (916) 651-4014
Fullerton area
Senator Josh Newman (SD 29): (916) 651-4029
Riverside/Inland Empire
Senator Richard Roth (SD 31): (916) 651-4031
San Mateo/SF Peninsula
Senator Jerry Hill SD 13: (916) 651-4013

And please FORWARD this message to friends and activist groups. We need a flood of calls to stir these legislators! Thank you all for your work!
Sincerely,

Danny Braunstein

Chair, Health Care for All – California
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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 in-depth look into how our dysfunctional health care system is damaging our economy, suffocating our businesses, discouraging physicians and negatively impacting on the nation’s health, while remaining un-affordable for a third of our citizens.

 
BE NOTIFIED OF THE PROGRESS OF SB562, HEALTH CARE FOR ALL:  http://www.healthycaliforniaact.org

 

May 16

Another bill that erodes work-life balance for women.

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 to oppose the Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1180/S. 801) now!

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1180/text?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22hr+1180%22%5D%7D&r=1

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

 

May 09

Dem Club General meeting was held Thursday, May 18, 2017, IHOP, Social/dinner 5:30pm, HEALTH CARE Speaker Peter Conn, 7:00pm followed by meeting.

General meetings are held every third Thursday at the IHOP at 202 Nicholson Ave in Santa Maria, 93454, with no host social 5:30 pm, optional dinner reserve 805-349-2708 6:00 pm, Speaker begins at 7:00 pm followed by (Democrats only) meeting. 

Public Welcome.
Watch the documentary FIX It: https://fixithealthcare.com/watch-the-movie/
Guest Speaker was Peter Conn CV, Health Care for All                                                                                                                                                    
Peter is a retired social worker, having worked in a variety of settings assisting the aged, blind and disabled. He has held positions with Santa Barbara County Social Services, Visiting Nurses, Hospice of Santa Barbara, and in a convalescent hospital. Paulina Conn was a medical lab scientist working in a physicians office, in a hospital lab, and at the Isla Vista Medical Clinic.

For additional information, Bio is continued on our “Democrat Club Events and Community Activism” tab.

BE NOTIFIED OF THE PROGRESS OF HEALTH CARE FOR ALL SB562http://www.healthycaliforniaact.org

 

Attention Activists!! Go to our RESIST!! CALL TO ACTION tab and sign petitions, sign up for texts, write letters to media, be informed.

 

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

 

May 06

13 white male Republican Senate panel to decide health care.

Well, here they are.  The 13 Republicans on the Senatorial panel of all white men that will decide what will be the fate of health care for Americans. Published May 6, 2017.  Fax (free) them and tell them not to pass Trumpcare.  (See link below)

 

  • John Thune (SD)
  • Mike Enzi (WY)
  • Pat Toomey (PA)
  • Rob Portman (OH)
  • Cory Gardner (CO)
  • Ted Cruz (TX)
  • Mitch McConnell (KY)
  • Tom Cotton (AR)
  • Mike Lee (UT)
  • John Barrasso (WY)
  • Lamar Alexander (TN)
  • John Cornyn (TX)
  • Orrin Hatch (UT)

 

Send them a free FAX:   https://faxzero.com/fax_congress.php

May 05

217 Republican U.S. House of Representatives voted Yes to gut health care for millions.

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

May 05

Wipe those smiles off their faces in 2018.

Who wants to wipe those smiles off their faces?

Donate as little as $1 to fund their opponents in 2018.

https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/dkendorses2018dems?refcode=20170504fsdemslate

Photos of Trump and Republican U.S. House of Representatives celebrating their passage of the health bill that will throw tens of millions of Americas off of health care and give billions in tax cuts to the wealthy.  It will go to the Senate now.

 

 

May 03

Finalized map N chosen by Santa Maria City Council on May 2, 2017

Santa Maria City Council picks election district boundaries Map N, not favored Map J. 

 

The Santa Maria City Council, in a 4-1 vote Tuesday, picked its new election district boundaries and which quadrants of the city will choose its representatives in the 2018 election.

The council picked the map drawn by National Demographics Corporation (NDC), the firm it hired to guide them through this process. The map was labeled “Map N” for the purpose of the meeting held at the Minami Center. 

Councilman Michael Moats cast the lone dissenting vote.

 

The election district map chosen by the City Council beat out two other maps submitted by residents that the council narrowed down from a total of 16 map options at its April 20 special meeting.

The city’s southeast and southwest quadrants will choose their representatives first, according to the map.

The southwest district reaches from the Santa Maria Public Airport to about Main Street at the west side of Broadway. The southeast district stretches from the Orcutt border, past Marian Regional Medical Center, to the Santa Maria River levee.

Incumbent Councilman Jack Boysen resides in the southwest district, and Councilwoman Etta Waterfield lives in the southeast.

MAP N:   http://www.cityofsantamaria.org/home/showdocument?id=22101

There will be no more hearings scheduled and City Council meetings will go back to the Council Chambers at 110 E. Cook Street, SM  93454 beginning May 16, 2017.

2017 Meeting calendar link:      http://www.cityofsantamaria.org/home/showdocument?id=8877

Santa Maria Times article May 3, 2017.  http://santamariatimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/santa-maria-city-council-picks-election-district-boundaries/article_d7d0190e-9801-56e1-b2ce-b39855b5a631.html

 

 

Apr 12

Santa Maria City Community public TV station may lose funding. (See our Sign Petitions to help)

 

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.

Apr 06

NORTH COUNTY COALITION Indivisible meetings NEW LOCATION, Mondays, 5:30 pm, Next meeting Monday, May 22, 2017

JOIN OTHER ACTIVISTS in Santa Maria every two weeks on Mondays at 5:30pm at NEW LOCATION at 120 E. Jones Street, Santa Maria, 93454. SEE CALENDAR FOR ALL MEETING DATES. Discussions on organizing future rallies and events. Bring your ideas and experiences!  (NCC: Democratic Club of Santa Maria Valley, UDW, CAUSE, UFCW Local 770, NAACP, SB CAN, Conflict Solutions, Lompoc Valley Democratic Club.)

 

Apr 05

Santa Maria Airport. To expand or stay the same?

 

SANTA MARIA AIRPORT:

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: jmharris@coffmanassociates.com., who are assisting with the district’s plan.

http://santamaria.airportstudy.com

http://www.santamariaairport.com/board-of-directors.php

 

Apr 04

The Democratic Party wants YOU to run for political office.

WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER! LEAVE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION ON OUR POST OR A PHONE MESSAGE AT (805) 349-2708, or email at dcsmv@dcsmv.net, 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 dcsmv@dcsmv.net.

Mar 07

Santa Barbara County law enforcement officials do not plan on cooperating with I.C.E.

Article on March 7, 2017:

Santa Maria Times – Santa Barbara County law enforcement officials do not plan on cooperating with I.C.E.

http://santamariatimes.com/news/local/county-law-enforcement-won-t-assist-immigration-enforcement-efforts/article_186a6248-2eaf-5b26-a73f-9ca1a43773ee.html#utm_source=santamariatimes.com&utm_campaign=%2Femail-updates%2Fdaily-headlines%2F&utm_medium=email&utm_content=3AA521AECEF80FD328ECA9DEE002AC7E56BDFF45

Apr 04

ELECTIONS WEBSITES AND TELEPHONE NUMBERS: Where and How to Register to Vote

 

DEMOCRATIC CLUB OF SANTA MARIA VALLEY:

Website: www.santamariademocrats.info

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

Phone: 805-346-8374


SECRETARY OF STATE: ALEX PADILLA

Website: www.sos.ca.gov/elections

Phone: 1-800-345-8683, Voter Hotline

 

 

 

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