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Aug 15 2017

Vigil in SLO, Wednesday, August 16, 6 pm.

Outshine the Darkness Stand in Solidarity with Charlottesville, VA a community vigil Wednesday, August 16th, 6 pm SLO Mission Plaza, 989 Chorro Street.

Aug 14 2017

AUGUST 17 DCSMV GENERAL MEETING. Pete Flores, III is Guest Speaker.

Thursday, August 17, 2017 Democratic Club SMV General meetings and speaker session (Public welcome) are held every third Thursday at the IHOP at 202 Nicholson Ave in Santa Maria, 93454.  No-host social and menu dinner at 5:30 pm.  Speaker session begins at 7:00 – 7:40 pm followed by (registered Democrats only) meeting until 8:30 pm.  August …

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Aug 13

Congressman Salud Carbajal has opened an office in Santa Maria. Open Mon-Thursday.

1619 S. Thornburg Street, Santa Maria, CA  93458 (S. Broadway to W. Battles) Open Mon – Thursday 9am – 5 pm. A local office will be an opportunity for constituents to discuss with Congressman Carbajal how he can best be of assistance in dealing with constituent casework and federal matters that concern Santa Maria residents. …

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Aug 09 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 …

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Aug 08

Scientists are concerned that the Trump White House won’t release climate change study.

The U.S. is already showing signs of the effects of climate change, according to a recent scientific report. (PBS Hour)   Photo with elevated sea levels in 2015. “Many lines of evidence demonstrate that human activities, especially emissions of greenhouse or heat-trapping gases, are primarily responsible for recent observed climate change.” This report is part …

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Aug 08

Prevent a Trump TV takeover.

Protect our rights to free speech and broadcasting.  Sign the petition to the FCC. The Sinclair Broadcast Group is not a well-known name, but a shorthand reference for it these days is “Trump TV.” The Sinclair management style means newscasters across the country are obligated to parrot the same story, without commentary or analysis. Sinclair has …

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Aug 05

Senators Harris and Paul Introduce Bill to Encourage States to Reform or Replace Unjust, Costly Money Bail System

U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced a bipartisan bail reform bill – The Pretrial Integrity and Safety Act of 2017 – to encourage states to reform or replace the practice of money bail, the requirement that people awaiting trial are locked up in jail unless they are able to …

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Aug 04

Want to improve Obamacare? HELP AMEND IT.

  REPUBLICANS VOTE TO REPEAL OBAMACARE FAILED! Need to sign up for CA Care health insurance?  Enroll here: http://www.coveredca.com   Help efforts to fix problems with Obamacare and improve health insurance for Americans in the future.  Take Action Now!!  There is a Bi-Partisan caucus in Congress working on fixing problems with the Affordable Health Care …

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Aug 02

Daraka Larimore-Hall resigns as SBCCC Chairman to move into new CDC V-P position.

  After a decade leading the Santa Barbara County Democratic Party, chairman Daraka Larimore-Hall has stepped down to devote more of his time to the statewide party position he won last year. Larimore-Hall formally resigned at Thursday night’s meeting of the county party’s central committee. He will continue to serve on the panel, but has …

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Jul 18

Small town, low income Santa Maria pays city staff top dollar, receives unfavorable grand jury report.

As of 2015, 30.4% of Santa Maria residents were living below the federal poverty line of about $24,000 year. Santa Maria City Manager salary exceeds $376,000 including benefits.  30 other city salaries exceed $200,000. http://transparentcalifornia.com/salaries/santa-maria/ Statistics in an article in the Santa Maria Times, February 24, 2017: As of 2015, 30.4% of Santa Maria residents …

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Jul 18

City of Santa Maria received unfavorable grand jury report 2017.

Community sentiments…….”If you don’t have a seat at the table, you are probably on the menu.”  The City isn’t listening as groups ask to be heard.   City of Santa Maria found to be unresponsive to the community in grand jury report. Santa Maria Times article:  The grand jury’s concerns include its belief that the …

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Jul 16

Santa Maria Mayor Alice Patino is not on the list. 279 US Climate Mayors commit to adopt, honor and uphold Paris Climate Agreement goals

Santa Maria Mayor Alice Patino is not on the list. 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, …

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Jul 05 2017

Wipe those smiles off their faces in 2018. They showed their true colors of greed and heartlessness.

WE WON’T FORGET IN 2018.  Donate as little as $1 to help defeat them. THE REPUBLICAN SENATE MAY HAVE DEFEATED (BY ONLY 3 VOTES) THE TRUMPCARE HEALTH BILL THAT WOULD THROW MILLIONS OFF OF HEALTHCARE, BUT WAS VOTED FOR BY THESE REPUBLICAN HOUSE OF  REPRESENTATIVES.  HELP DEFEAT THEM AT THE POLLS IN 2018. Donate as …

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Jul 04

AAMC Discussion on Senate Health Bill

  The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is a not-for-profit organization based in Washington, DC and established in 1876. Without coverage, people often delay getting the care they need, turning a manageable condition into a dangerous and costly emergency. When Congress began considering health care reform, including reforms to Medicaid, the AAMC outlined three key principles …

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Jul 03

Failure to decimate health care won’t stop this 13 white male Republican Senate panel to continue secret negotiations. Fax them.

They don’t have the votes for now.  Time to be alert for back room negotiations. The 13 Republicans on the Senatorial panel of all white men that wrote the disastrous Trumpcare.  Fax (free) them and tell them to work with Democrats to fix healthcare.  (See link below)     John Thune (SD) Mike Enzi (WY) …

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