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


May 10

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


Apr 29

Political Action & Protest

People’s March For Climate, Justice and Jobs

Sat. April 29, 12 – 2 p.m. 

La Playa Stadium at Santa Barbara City College


On Trump’s 100th day in office, environmental and climate justice organizations are calling for this march in D.C., New York City, and around the world. Join community members, workers, youth, businesses, public officials, and Chumash tribal representatives in action on behalf of the climate!

Bring signs to join in a community message of hope as Santa Barbara, birthplace of the modern environmental movement, continues to fight for our planet and our future in the years to come. We strongly encourage people to come “car-free” to this event. The Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition will offer bike valet in the La Playa Stadium parking lot.
RSVP LINKS:  Facebook Event or on  website (for non-Facebook users)

Apr 29

Club Update

Voter Reg. at Earth Day


Santa Barbara’s traditional Earth Day Festival provides the DSC with fertile ground for growing the base of local Democratic voters. Our voter registration booth in the festival’s “Public Square” this weekend was well-staffed with volunteers and ready to help first-time voters get on board and to re-register those who have moved or, perhaps, changed names. New this year: 16 and 17 year-olds can pre-register and be set to vote as soon as they turn 18.

The DSC’s Earth Day tabling has been organized by Pat Beals, and staffed over

DSC volunteers Hap Ziegler, Pat Beals, EJ Borah and Chas. Clouse take on the first shift of the Earth Day weekend.

two days by EJ Borah, Temmy Bowman, Leslie Edgerton, Gail Gillies, Francis Hallinan, Bev Herbert, Jane Herner, Vijaya Jammalamakdaka, Meredith McMinn, Chris Nelson, Gail Teton-Landis, and Hap Ziegler. Thank you all!

The booth was also serving as home base for all the endorsed candidates for the 2017 city council and mayoral races: Cathy Murillo (for Mayor), Gregg Hart (Dist. 6), Eric Friedman (Dist. 5), and Jim Scafide (Dist. 4).
Progressive Allies

The Democratic Service Club continues to support and participate in the Santa Barbara Progressive Coalition’s regular meetings and wide-ranging activities. The Coalition web page lists its goals as follows:

  1. Stand up to the threats that Donald Trump and his Cabinet pose to the people of the United States, the world, and most importantly our local communities here in Santa Barbara.
  2. Advance progressive values of diversity, inclusive communities, economic justice, environmental protection, affordable health care, women’s rights, immigrant rights, LGBQT rights, public education, anti-corruption, and protecting the Bill of Rights, particularly the First Amendment rights of free speech and liberty.
  3. Brainstorm ideas for action and take action both at meetings and in between meetings.
  4. Provide a community to support one another.
Everyone is welcome at bi-monthly meetings (alternating Monday evenings and Saturday afternoons) held at Casa de la Raza (601 E. Montecito St., SB). Also, check into the action on the Progressive Coalition’s Facebook group page.