Jul 18

The Force of the Fourth



DSC’s 4th of July BBQ

More than a hundred local Democratic patriots, candidates and elected officials gathered earlier this month for the DSC’s annual 4th of July barbecue at Stow Grove Park in Goleta. The record numbers probably had something to do with the upcoming presidential election, but it was also a chance for activists to meet and hear from Democratic candidates seeking to represent us in Congress (Salud Carbajal), the State Senate (Hannah-Beth Jackson) and Assembly (Monique Limón), and county Board of Supervisors (Das Williams and Joan Hartmann).

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Photos by Marian Shapiro

Richards, Limon

Goleta City Council candidate Kyle Richards and State Assembly hopeful Monique Limón.

One important feature of this year’s event was the opportunity for many newcomers to local politics to meet the veterans. Just a few days after the BBQ, Goleta City Council candidate Kyle Richards (left, with Monique Limón) received the endorsement of the SB County Democratic Party.

The event also offered a chance for Hillary Clinton’s California campaign to reach local volunteers, Dem Women to offer their unique “V ? TE” t-shirt for sale, and MOVI (Money Out/Votes In) activists to rally the crowd to help Californians overturn Citizens United.


Jul 10

Support Local Grocery Workers

DSC Folk: In solidarity with the grocery store workers at the three major food
chains in our town, who are in final negotiations for a fair labor contract, we
wanted to alert you about a rally this week at the downtown Ralph’s store: Weds.
7/13, 100 W. Carrillo St., SB. It’s a chance to support our hard-working neighbors,
and even if you can’t lend your voice, you should know there is the possibility of
labor action on this front in the near future.

Grocery Workers

Jul 07

Salute to Lois Capps

L Capps 7-2016

Jun 29

4th of July DSC BBQ–It’s patriotic to RSVP!

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(Limited Space at the Park: RSVP Today)

You are invited to join local Democrats, elected officials, and candidates for a glorious afternoon of food & friendship. If 

you haven’t done so already, 
just RSVP to eborah@cox.net by June 30th.

WHAT: Democratic Service Club’s 4th of July BBQ

WHEN: MondayJuly 4th, 2 – 4 p.m.
WHERE: Stow Grove Park, 580 N. La Patera Ln., Goleta
WHO: Democratic activists, volunteers, elected officials, candidates,
and other patriots
MENU: Woody’s BBQ chicken, hot dogs, veggie burgers, baked beans,
          salads, desserts, various beverages
COST: $20 per patriot
RSVP: to eborah@cox.net  or call EJ at 898-8871


Since this event is crucial to our club’s membership appeal, we hope you will also join or renew as a member and be proud of all the good people and projects you’re supporting.


Democratic Service Club, P.O. Box 1478, Santa Barbara, CA 93102

Jun 02

A Chance to get Involved

Openings on the County DCC

With the new term of office for members of the SB Democratic Central Committee starting in July, there will be a number of vacancies for district members on the Committee. The vacancies will be as follows:

3 vacancies in 1st Supervisor District
1 vacancy in 3rd Supervisor District
1 vacancy in 4th Supervisor District

The Committee has agreed to begin filling these vacancies at its July meeting. If you are interested in serving on the DCC, please write a short bio and personal introduction and send them to DCC ChairDaraka Larimore-Hall or Secretary Hillary Blackerby by June 15 in preparation for presentation and a Committee vote at the July meeting.

The DCC is the governing body of the Santa Barbara County Democratic Party. Besides setting policy and managing events and activities for the county party, it is responsible for all candidate and issue endorsements, as well as organizing grassroots support for those candidates and ballot measures at election time.

Jun 02

Get Out The Vote



It’s Time to Get Out The Vote
Votes are already being cast by mail, so time is of the essence, but we can still reach voters by phoning and knocking on doors. Walks and phone-banks forSalud Carbajal, Monique Limón, and Das Williams continue all this week and culminate in the days just before Election Day with extensive GOTV activities. These are centered at the campaign headquarters at 1226 State. St. (next to the Granada Theater in SB). Click here to sign up to walk or phone bank.
The Joan Hartmann for Supervisor campaign plans a Walk with Joan in Goleta today (Sunday 5/29) at 3 p.m. starting at the Goleta Butterfly Preserve (across the street from Ellwood Elementary School 7687 Hollister Ave.). Also, a phone bank for Joan:
  • Tuesday and Wednesday anytime between 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (phone at home)
  • Thursday and Friday anytime between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (phone at home) or
  • Phone at UFCW office, 4213 State Street, Suite 201.
Please sign up by clicking here or contacting Erin Weber at 440-9021 or by email Joanhartmann2016@gmail.com.

May 30

Final 5 Days’ GOTV Schedule

Friday, June 3
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. GOTV packet labeling and assembly: HQ 1226 State Street
Saturday, June 4
9:30 a.m. Canvass with Salud, Monique, Das, Joan and Lois Capps: HQ 1226 State Street
Phone-banks all day: HQ 1226 State Street
Sunday, June 5
Noon – Canvass kick off with Rep. Eric Swalwell, Joan and Salud – HQ 1226 State Street
1 p.m. – Canvass kick off with Rep. Eric Swalwell, Salud, Das and Joan – Isla Vista, 900 Embarcadero del Mar
2:30 p.m. Canvass kick off with Rep. Eric Swalwell, Salud and Das in Carpinteria – 4941 Nipomo Drive
Monday, June 6
Recruit a friend for Monday night or Tuesday
Final walk packet relabeling and assembly – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – HQ 1226 State Street
Phone-banking all day – HQ 1226 State Street
9 p.m. – Doorhanging begins – HQ 1226 State Street
Tuesday, June 7
5 a.m. Doorhangers – HQ 1226 State Street
Phone-banks and walks all day – HQ 1226 State Street
8 p.m. – Polls close

May 20

The House Really Wants Salud!

poster for Salud Carbajal

May 10

Voter Registration at SBCC (continues)

three people with registration materials on a desk in front of them and a green lawn behind

some happy voter registrationeers at SBCC                                    Photo by Marian Shapiro

There is still time to help registers voters at SBCC!
 Monday, May 23rd is the last day to register to vote.


Apr 28

Voter Registration at SBCC

Voter Registration 
DSC Mobilizes Voter Reg. at SBCC
Our core mission of voter registration continues this spring at SBCC. We have scheduled a wide array of dates for tabling on campus. Please look over the open choices below and let Jim MacMillanknow which slots you would like to fill. Something new this year–in recognition of the challenges of parking on campus, we can, if you’d like, arrange rides to SBCC for volunteers.
    shift                    volunteer #1 volunteer #2 volunteer #3
Thursday, April 28
11:00 to 12:30            J. MacMillan
E.J Borah
12:30 to 2:00
2:00 to 3:30
Monday, May 02
11:00 to 12:30
J. MacMillan
C. MacMillan
Jane Herner
12:30 to 2:00
Chris Pursell
Barbara Tennison
2:00 to 3:30
 Chris Pursell
Jim LeVasseur
 Meredith McMinn
Tuesday, May 03
11:00 to 12:30
J. MacMillan
C. MacMillan
 Nancy Miller
12:30 to 2:00
J. MacMillan
C. MacMillan
Barbara Tennison
2:00 to 3:30
Wednesday, May 04
11:00 to 12:30
J. MacMillan
Nancy Miller
12:30 to 2:00
 Barbara Tennison
2:00 to 3:30
 Meredith McMinn
Thursday, May 05
11:00 to 12:30
J. MacMillan
 E.J. Borah
 Jane Herner
12:30 to 2:00
Barbara Tennison
2:00 to 3:30
Mickey Flacks
Monday, May 23  (final day to reg.)
11:00 to 12:30
J. MacMillan
C. MacMillan
12:30 to 2:00
Leslie Edgerton
Chris Nelson
 Kate Mead
2:00 to 3:30
Leslie Edgerton
 Chris Nelson