Jun 22

Trump took away your internet privacy. A California legislator wants to give it back.


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.

Text of AB 375:  http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB375

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Jun 22

PROTECT CA Carrizo Plain National Monument. Send a letter to Zinke before July 10th!.

Rep. Carbajal Toured Carrizo Plain in June.

Department of Interior, Zinke, is currently accepting public comments on the review process through July 10th. Click on link to send a letter today!!! 


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Earlier this year, President Trump signed an Executive Order to review 22 national monument designations nationwide, including the Carrizo Plain on the Central Coast. I recently sent a letter to Interior Secretary Zinke, expressing my deep concern over this Order and urging him to reconsider this review of our precious public lands.

The Carrizo Plain National Monument serves as a crucial habitat for the conservation of endangered plant and animal species and millennia old archeological sites, as well as an economic engine for tourism for San Luis Obispo County – as we witnessed with this spring’s ‘super bloom.’ Repealing this designation would leave the Carrizo Plain vulnerable to drilling and mining.

DOI is currently accepting public comments on the review process through July 10th, click here to make your voice heard.  


Jun 20

Free Youth Arts Classes, Sat. June 24, 10am-4pm, Abel Maldonado Community Youth Center, Ages 12-17


June 24th Classes.

FREE One Day CLASSES! 10am-4pm.

Music, Dance, Theatre and Visual Art.


No registration needed for June 24th classes!!


June 26 – July 21 Classes

4 Weeks of FREE CLASSES!  Twice a week M-F.


For more information and online registration:

Website:  http://youthartsalive.org

Email: info@youthartsalive.org

Jun 20

Next public forum on Youth Safety Task Force June 26 and June 27, 6:30 p.m., Veterans Memorial Community Center, 313 W. Tunnell Street, SM

The city of Santa Maria, in partnership with 5th District Supervisor Steve Lavagnino, contracted with Ernesto Olivares, executive director of the California Cities Violence Prevention Network, and his group to help assist the task force in creating its strategic plan.

The Mayor’s Task Force on Youth Safety was created after months of discussions about what the city should do in response to an increase in violence and murder in the city that started about three years ago and seemingly ended with Operation Matador, an investigation and subsequent arrests of more than a dozen members of the international criminal gang MS-13.

Local leaders advocating for youth in Santa Maria called for more cooperation and less politics during a meeting Monday of the Mayor’s Task Force on Youth Safety. 

The task force has been sponsoring a series of public forums.


Jun 19

13 white male Republican Senate panel to decide health care. In secret. Fax them.

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

FIX-IT Healthcare at the Tipping Point

A powerful documentary that reaches across the political and ideological divide. It makes the case for business leaders support for major healthcare reform.

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


Jun 10

NORTH COUNTY COALITION Indivisible meetings NEW LOCATION, Mondays, 5:30 pm, Next meeting Monday, July 3, 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.)


Jun 09


The fight isn’t over!!

The Senate passed SB562 June 2, 2017, now the Assembly has to step up!!

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!

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

As our bill heads to the CA Assembly, the Healthy California campaign is asking us to make THREE VERY QUICK PHONE CALLS.  If everyone does this, it will bolster the process and build momentum going forward.

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

1.) CALL:  

District 35 State Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham

                Phone: (805) 549-3381 SLO

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

1150 Osos Street, Suite 207, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

District 35 Map:   http://www.calvoter.org/voter/maps/2011/assembly/map_20110815_ap_ad_35_certified.pdf

2.)  CALL 

two other 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/home/


Jun 08

Big Lies about CA Single Payer Healthcare begins.


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.

As the single-payer bill heads to the state Assembly, this is exactly the media message that the private insurance and pharma industry wants. And it’s utterly, completely, embarrassingly inaccurate.

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.


Jun 08


Give the California DISCLOSE Act a vote!

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


Phone: (805) 549-3381 

1150 Osos Street, Suite 207, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 



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

District 35 Map:   http://www.calvoter.org/voter/maps/2011/assembly/map_20110815_ap_ad_35_certified.pdf



Read  AB 14 Bill:  http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB14

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.



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.




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.


Jun 04

279 US Climate Mayors commit to adopt, honor and uphold Paris Climate Agreement goals

U.S. Climate Mayors:

We will continue to lead. We are increasing investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency. We will buy and create more demand for electric cars and trucks. We will increase our efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions, create a clean energy economy, and stand for environmental justice. And if the President wants to break the promises made to our allies enshrined in the historic Paris Agreement, we’ll build and strengthen relationships around the world to protect the planet from devastating climate risks.

The world cannot wait — and neither will we.



Jun 02

Trump ignores the world, withdraws the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement

The main goal of the Paris deal was to limit global temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius. Beyond that point, scientists worry that catastrophic impacts of warming become irreversible.

Trump at the White House:




Trump Against the Planet: Defending the Climate with Local Action

Jun 01

CA DEM Convention 2017 Resolutions

Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its 2017 Statewide Convention
Sacramento Convention Center







May 16

Another bill, H.R. 1180 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,

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!




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




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