Jul 15

State Party News

New Party Officers

The main business of the CA Democratic Party’s recent state convention (May 19-21) was to elect new party officers to lead the most powerful blue state into an uncertain future. In a hotly contested election among the 3,000 convention delegates, Eric Bauman narrowly defeated Kimberly Ellis for state party Chair, 

Fierce floor demonstrations by Kimberly Ellis supporters (in pink) and Eric Bauman’s backers (yellow signs) made last month’s state Democratic convention particularly contentious. Bauman was elected party Chair, but the battle may continue in the courts.

replacing John Burton, who’d served since 2009. Ellis has not yet to conceded. Santa Barbara County Chair Daraka Larimore-Hall won election as Vice Chair-Male and Alexandra Gallardo-Rooker as Vice Chair-Female. Jenny Bach won a Sunday morning run-off to become party Secretary, and Daniel Weitzman was elected as Controller. Santa Barbara County Vice Chair David Atkins became the Region 10 Director and will oversee party operations in four South Coast and northward Assembly districts.

Jul 15

Upcoming Global Climate Change Forum

Jul 10

The annual BBQ was the biggest and best attended ever


The Re-Sisters performing “I Can’t Keep Quiet”

Our program of speakers included Rep. Salud Carbajal, Assembly Member Monique Limón, SB Mayor candidate Cathy Murillo, and the endorsed candidates for SB City Council Districts 4, 5, and 6 —Jim Scafide, Eric Friedman, and Gregg Hart respectively.

All photos by Marian Shapiro.

Thanks everyone!


Jul 04

America the Beautiful by Ray Charles

Jul 01

Annual 4th of July BBQ

Invitation to 4th of July Democratic picnic

Jun 10

What will the Republican health care bill cost you?



May 30

March For Truth in Santa Barbara

#MarchForTruth about #TrumpRussia

On Saturday June 3 there will be over 100 peaceful marches where Americans DEMAND we get to the bottom of Trump and Russian collusion in the 2016 election. MARCH FOR TRUTH in Santa Barbara!

Restore Our Faith in Government

When:  11 AM, Saturday/Sábado June 3, 2017

Where:  de la Guerra Plaza

Local Contact For More Information: luvpaz16@gmail.com

For more information why we need to come out for a peaceful demonstration please go to: WWW.MarchForTruth.Info

May 30

Memorial Day



Earth Day Re-Sisters Singing – I Can’t Keep Quiet


May 07

Support Daraka’s progressive agenda to improve California democracy


The Santa Barbara County Democratic party is very proud that our county’s party chair–Daraka Larimore-Hall–is also a candidate for Vice Chair of the California Democratic Party.
Delegates to the state convention later this month will be casting their ballots, but we are all invited to support Daraka’s progressive agenda to improve California democracy.

Sunday, May 7th, 1 – 3 p.m.
Alameda Park (1400 Santa Barbara St.)
RSVP & Facebook Event


Photo of Daraka for vice chair at the California Democrats state convention


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