Mar 27

March 27, 2017 District voting maps suggested for Santa Maria City Council decision. Public hearing Thursday, March 30th.

“The city of Santa Maria will host the second public hearing in its process of creating a by-district City Council election system Thursday, and council members still have a lot of decisions left to make, so public input will be important.

“We are inviting the public to participate in the process, and the public is encouraged to draw and submit proposed district maps,” said Mark van de Kamp, city spokesman.

The public can bring their map suggestions to Thursday’s public hearing, which will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, 313 West Tunnell St.

Map suggestions also can be submitted to Chief Deputy City Clerk Rhonda M. Garietz at City Hall.”

– Santa Maria Times article March 27, 2017  http://santamariatimes.com/news/local/

 

 

 

Mar 24

Yep.

 

Mar 24

March 24, 2017. Americans triumphant on Obamacare bill.

The House Republicans just suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of the American people. Despite the bills ultimate failure, we must remember that House Republicans voted to greenlight this process in January, strongly supported the bill in committee, and voiced their eagerness to vote yes on the floor. Because of these reckless actions, we are already seeing a fierce backlash sweeping the country that will follow vulnerable House Republicans into the midterms.

“Speaker Ryan’s pathetic inability to lead his own caucus and his callous disregard for hardworking Americans has created a fierce backlash to every single House Republican,” said DCCC Spokesman Tyler Law. “The only thing Paul Ryan has succeeded at this year is exposing the Republicans’ out-of-touch priorities and covering his vulnerable members in a stench of defeat that will follow them through the midterms.”

Mar 21

JOIN THE RESISTANCE!

 

SIGN UP FOR DAILY TEXTS SENT TO YOUR PHONE WITH ISSUES OF THE DAY AND

CONNECT WITH THE REPRESENTATIVES.  RESISTANCE IN SECONDS ON YOUR PHONE.    

https://dailyaction.org


SIGN UP WITH LOCAL INDIVISIBLE ACTIVIST JOE THELIN FOR TARGETED EMAILS AND PHONE NUMBERS ON SPECIFIC NATIONAL, STATE, AND LOCAL ISSUES.  ALSO INCLUDES A LINK TO PRINT MEDIA.  

EMAIL JOE at  info@uscyber-activist.com or click on the link:  http://www.uscyber-activist.com/register.html

DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE Click on the link to http://www.indivisibleguide.com


 

                                                                               WE’RE HISSED.  

                                                          https://nextgenclimate.org/resistance-resources/

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Mar 19

April 8, 2017, 6 pm. (Santa Barbara) 9th Annual Roosevelt-Hamer Dinner Honoring Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson and other activists

Save the Date! The 9th Annual Roosevelt-Hamer Dinner will be on Saturday, April 8th at 6 PM, Santa Barbara. The theme of this year’s Santa Barbara County Democrat Party’s dinner is “Making a Stand: Progress and Resistance.” This year’s event will honor Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, high school students campaigning for Ethnic Studies Now in local schools, Isla Vista activist and SBCC Trustee Jonathan Abboud, and Gail Teton-Landis for her enduring volunteerism for the Party. Santa Barbara Democrats are ready to fight back–with City Council and Mayoral elections for the City of Santa Barbara in November 2017, and daily challenges to our rights and freedoms coming from the Trump Administration. RSVP and purchase your seats now to join us at the Carrillo Ballroom at 100 E Carrillo in Downtown Santa Barbara to celebrate this year’s award recipients and help thank them for their contribution to a stronger Democratic community.
Welcome to the Resistance!
If you need any more information about the dinner, or are interested in sponsoring or buying a program ad, please contact us at: (805) 965-8030 or info@sbdems.org.
To purchase your tickets now, click here http://www.sbdems.org/rhdinner17
In Solidarity, Santa Barbara County Democratic Party  
http://www.sbdems.org/
Santa Barbara County Democratic Party · United States

Mar 09

THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017, 5:30 pm District-based voting system hearing at Veterans Memorial Community Center. (See more discussions on CURRENT NEWS tab)

 

The next hearing on the Santa Maria District-based voting system will be on Thursday, March 30, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Community Center, 313 W. Tunnell St, Santa Maria, 93458.
After at least two hearings, maps will be crafted, leading to additional public hearings to collect comments on the proposed districts.
A draft version of the maps will be unveiled in mid-April, with two more public hearings planned for May, before a deadline of May 22.
The city hopes to adopt the new districts by June, with the first two council members to be chosen in November 2018 when seats now filled by Jack Boysen and Etta Waterfield will be the ballot.

http://www.cityofsantamaria.org/city-government/departments/mayor-city-council

Mar 07

March 7, 2017, Santa Barbara County law enforcement officials do not plan on cooperating with I.C.E.

 

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

Mar 05

2017 Boards and Commissions Openings, City of Santa Maria.

http://www.cityofsantamaria.org/city-government/departments/boards-commissions

GET STARTED IN MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN SANTA MARIA. Apply for a Board or Commission position.  APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE FOLLOWING VACANCY(IES):

Board/Commission/Committee Number of
Vacancies Application
Deadline Notice of Vacancy

Block Grants Advisory Committee 2 Open
Board of Appeals 1 Open
Landmark Committee 1 Open
Measure U2012 Citizens’ Oversight Committee 1 Open

Mar 01

MARCH IS NATIONAL WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH! Our history is our strength.

 

Discover and celebrate ground breaking achievements of American women.

http://www.nwhp.org/womens-history-month/womens-history-month-his
tory/

 

Feb 23

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.

Feb 18

NORTH COUNTY COALITION Indivisible meetings, Mondays, 5:30 pm, Next meeting March 27, 2017

JOIN OTHER ACTIVISTS in Santa Maria every two weeks on Mondays at 5:30pm at 402 S. Miller Street (UDW building), 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 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

 

 

 

Feb 05

Welcome Volunteers! We need you! Every vote counts!

If you would like to participate in the election process, we welcome campaign volunteers to register voters, telephone, and walk neighborhoods. Every vote counts!

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.


Take Note:
The Democratic Club of Santa Maria Valley is only as effective as our members enable us to be!
Although money is important, the volunteer work of our members is what REALLY makes us powerful!
AND WE NEED MORE MEMBERS to step up and help out, especially during this important election year!!!
Here are a few ways you can make DCSMV stronger, and thereby enable us to get more Democrats elected:
 
Take your turn volunteering in our office OR AT EVENTS!
 
Be a monthly caller or do phone-banking!
 
Fill an empty Committee position! (Labor Liaison, Tabling, Precinct Organization, etc.)
 
Help with the Ways & Means Committee!
 
Call 349-2708 or email us at demsofsmv@gmail.com

Oct 31

Automatic Voter Registration

CheckAUTOMATIC VOTER REGISTRATION FOR ALL CALIFORNIA CITIZENS WHO GET OR RENEW A CALIFORNIA DRIVERS LICENSE.  On Saturday, October 10, 2015 Governor Jerry Brown signed into law measures which will eventually make voter registration automatic for ALL California citizens who get or renew a California drivers license.

The bill was a priority of newly elected Secretary of State Alex Padilla, who championed its provisions during his election bid.

This makes California the second state to enact such measures much to the chagrin of republican and right wing conservative political punsters who want to restrict voter registration as much as possible. Republicans see widespread voter participation as a challenge to their desire to limit voting to white, property owning males.