Oct 31

Welcome to Our Informative Website


This website is a work in progress but we certainly hope you will like and enjoy our efforts here. After all, this is Website-Construction1-300x169really for your edification and illumination about who we are, where we are and what we do.

We really hope that we can motivate you to come to one of our monthly meetings – no obligation whatsoever but, of course ,we will try to interest you in our club membership. We have a lot of fun while we educate and inform the citizens of the Santa Maria Valley. No, you do not have to live here in order to join.

Nov 12

Interested? We are STRONGER TOGETHER!

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 difference?
If you answered yes to ANY of these questions, we need you!!
We are accepting nominations and suggestions for new board members for the new year!
To sign up/volunteer: 349-2708

Nov 12

November 17: Erica Reyes to Spoke with DCSMV at IHOP Restaurant

Connie Ford Second Vice-President
The featured speaker at our General Meeting Thursday, November 17, was Erica Reyes. As Salud Carbajal’s Deputy Field Director, she was be able to provide us a unique perspective on this recent election season.
Erica graduated from Nipomo High School in 2007. After obtaining a B.A. in Public Sociology from UC-Santa Cruz, she returned to her hometown and soon volunteered with AmeriCorps, a national service organization, working with the Santa Barbara County Office of Education in partnership with the Santa Maria Valley YMCA to recruit public classroom volunteers throughout Santa Maria.
In 2011, Erica interviewed to fill the vacancy on the Lucia Mar School District Board of Education and was appointed to represent her hometown of Nipomo on the board as the youngest member in Lucia Mar history. She served until November 2012.
During her term on the school board Erica was hired by Lois Capps for Congress to direct the Santa Maria Field Office. After a successful campaign effort in the 2012 election, she was hired onto Capps’ Congressional Staff.
Many of you know Erica from her various roles in getting Lois Capps re-elected once again in 2014 and continuing to work for Lois Capps throughout the Central Coast the past three years. More recently, Erica was engaged in getting Salud Carbajal elected to replace Lois Capps as our Congressional Representative.

Nov 12

Wednesday, November 9, 2016: Joint Statement from California Legislative Leaders on Result of Presidential Election

Joint Statement from California Legislative Leaders on Result of Presidential Election
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
SACRAMENTO California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) released the following statement on the results of the President election:
Today, we woke up feeling like strangers in a foreign land, because yesterday Americans expressed their views on a pluralistic and democratic society that are clearly inconsistent with the values of the people of California.
We have never been more proud to be Californians.
By a margin in the millions, Californians overwhelmingly rejected politics fueled by resentment, bigotry, and misogyny.
The largest state of the union and the strongest driver of our nation’s economy has shown it has its surest conscience as well.
California is and must always be a refuge of justice and opportunity for people of all walks, talks, ages and aspirations regardless of how you look, where you live, what language you speak, or who you love.
California has long set an example for other states to follow. And California will defend its people and our progress. We are not going to allow one election to reverse generations of progress at the height of our historic diversity, scientific advancement, economic output, and sense of global responsibility.
We will be reaching out to federal, state and local officials to evaluate how a Trump Presidency will potentially impact federal funding of ongoing state programs, job-creating investments reliant on foreign trade, and federal enforcement of laws affecting the rights of people living in our state. We will maximize the time during the presidential transition to defend our accomplishments using every tool at our disposal.
While Donald Trump may have won the presidency, he hasn’t changed our values. America is greater than any one man or party. We will not be dragged back into the past. We will lead the resistance to any effort that would shred our social fabric or our Constitution.
California was not a part of this nation when its history began, but we are clearly now the keeper
of its future.

Sep 20

Save the Date – Joan Hartmann’s Final Stretch to Victory Celebration

Sep 15

September 15 DCSMV Meeting Featured Debra Broner of CDP

Connie Ford Second Vice-President
Debra Broner was the guest speaker at our September 15 meeting at the IHOP resturant. She is the California Democratic Party Region 10 Director and the source of our Hillary Clinton buttons, stickers and yard signs!!
Debra has been an active grassroots Democrat for the past 27 years, serving as a volunteer with the California Democratic Party for 16 years. She currently serves as a CDP party officer, LGBT Caucus Secretary and the Native American Caucus Treasurer. She also served for more than a decade in the Environmental Caucus in various positions.

Debra is also the San Luis Obispo County volunteer team leader for the Hillary for America campaign and was one of the 56 people in California to be appointed as an at-large Clinton delegate to the Democratic National Convention. She states she is proud to be a volunteer for the Hillary for America campaign as we move towards the November general election.


Debra understands the importance of the down ticket races, including Congressional District 24, State Assembly District 35, and the local elections that will be taking place in Santa Maria and Santa Barbara County.
Santa Maria is a huge piece of the success to win in CD 24 and AD 35, and Debra is looking forward to helping in whatever way she can as we continue the progress of educating our voters and supporting our endorsed candidates!

Aug 31

Labor Day Picnics in Santa Barbara County

Come to Santa Maria’s Labor Day Picnic will be held at Pioneer Park (located on west Foster Road), Friday, September 2, from 3:30 7p.m.  Free to all!
The Lompoc Valley Democratic Club will be hosting a Labor Day Weekend Picnic this Sunday, September 4.  Salud Carbajal, Joan Hartmann, and Dawn Ortiz-Legg all plan to be there!!
PLEASE RSVP ASAP to Marell  at 733-3462  if you plan to attend. Thanks!!
The County Party still has plans for its annual Labor Day Picnic at Oak Park, Santa Barbara, Monday, September 5, from 2 5 p.m. Reservations are $25. More information on speakers will follow soon.


Aug 31

Guía del Votante! de Santa María del Valle!

Guía del Votante!
de Santa María del Valle! Santa María, Orcutt, Guadalupe, Tanglewood!
el martes, el 08 de noviembre, 2016
Lugares de votación abren a las 7 am y cierran a las 8 pm el día de las elecciones.
Votar por Candidatos respaldados por el CLUB DEMOCRÁTICO del valle de SANTA MARÍA
327 E. Plaza Dr. #2, Santa Maria, CA 9345 805-349-2708
Registrarse para votar www.santamariademocrats.info
Cada voto es importante!!
El Presidente de los Estados Unidos
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Senador los Estados Unidos
Kamala D. Harris
Representante de U.S., Distrito 24
Salud Carbajal
Senador del estado, Distrito 19
Hannah-Beth Jackson
Asamblea Estatal, Distrito 35
Dawn Ortiz-Legg
Santa Maria Ayuntamiento (Santa Maria)
Terri Zuniga
Hector Sanchez
Supervisor del Condado de Santa Barbara
Distrito 3 (Guadalupe, Tanglewood)
Joan Hartmann
SÍ 51, 52, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 61, 62, 63, 64, 67
NO 53, 54, 60, 66
Neutrál 65
Ay que votar por adelantado con el voto por correos BOLETAS
Matasellos no más tarde del 8 de noviembre.
( FPPC 1288725. Impreso en casa.)

Aug 31


VOTER GUIDE for SANTA MARIA VALLEY: Santa Maria, Orcutt, Guadalupe, Tanglewood
TUESDAY, November 8, 2016
 Voting Polls open 7 am and close 8 pm
327 E. Plaza Dr, #2, Santa Maria, CA 93454 805-349-2708
Register to vote www.santamariademocrats.info
Every vote is important!!!
President of the United States
Hillary Rodham Clinton
U.S. Senator
Kamala D. Harris

U.S. Representative, 24th District

Salud Carbajal
State Senate, 19th District
Hannah-Beth Jackson
State Assembly, 35th District
Dawn Ortiz-Legg
Santa Maria City Council (Santa Maria)
Terri Zuniga
Hector Sanchez
Santa Barbara County Supervisor,
3rd District (Guadalupe, Tanglewood)
Joan Hartmann
YES 51, 52, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 61, 62, 63, 64, 67
NO 53, 54, 60, 66
Neutral 65
Vote early with VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOTS
Postmarked no later than November 8.!
(FPPC 1288725. Printed in house.)

Aug 30

November 8, 2016 GENERAL ELECTION Events Calendar

October 10 — First day Vote-By-Mail / Mail Ballots Will Be Mailed

October 24 — Last day to register to vote. Voter registration cards postmarked on or before October 24 WILL be   accepted through Election Day. Deadline to register to vote using COVR website (online registration) is 12:00 midnight on October 24, 2016.

November 1 — Last day to request a Vote-By-Mail Ballot by mail. Voters may come into the Elections Office to pick up an emergency Vote-By-Mail Ballot between November 2 and Election Day November 8

November 8ELECTION DAY — Polls are open from 7:00 A.m. to 8:00 p.m. Vote-By-Mail / Mail Ballots MUST be received in the Elections Office by 8:00 P.M. on Election Day

If the ballot is received after 8:00 P.M. on Election Day, it may not be counted.


Aug 30

AHC BULLDOG BOW-WOW, Allan Hancock College-Santa Maria campus

AHC BULLDOG BOW-WOW, Allan Hancock College-Santa Maria campus behind Student Center; tabling and voter registration opportunity with students of all ages and levels; contact Connie Ford for more information at 878-8987.

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