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

Volunteers Always Appreciated

Dems at Earth Day Festival 
Dru Sturdivan, Javier Ortega, Temmy Bowman, Jan Clouse, and Jody Byron-Cooper worked the Saturdaycrowd at Earth Day registering voters.

The Democratic Service Club has teamed up this weekend with Democratic Women, the Santa Barbara County Democratic Party Central Committee, and the candidates themselves to do voter registration and outreach at the annualEarth Day Festival at Alameda Park in downtown Santa Barbara. Tabling at the event, which carries on through Sunday, April 17, was organized by theDSC‘s voter reg. coordinator Jim MacMillan and carried out by these volunteers: Lexi Beausoleil, Temmy Bowman, Chas. Clouse, Jan Clouse, Jody Byron-Cooper, Sandra Grasso-Boyd, Sally Hearon, Charlotte MacMillan, Nancy Miller, Javier Ortega, Linda Reimel, Dru Sturdivan and Gail Teton-Landis. Thanks to all!

Voter Registration Revised Schedule

Contact Jim if you are interested in registering voters in any of the unfilled times. (jimlmacmillan@hotmail.com)

4/18/2016
11:00 to 12:30-Jim MacMillan, ??, ??
12:30 to 2:00??, ??, ??
2:00 to 3:30??, ??, ??

4/19/2016
11:00 to 12:30-Jim MacMillan, Charlotte MacMillan, Nancy Miller
12:30 to 2:00Charlotte MacMillan, Jim LeVasseur, Gail Eisen
2:00 to 3:30Leslie Edgerton, Chris Nelson, Jim LeVasseur

4/20/2016
11:00 to 12:30-Jim MacMillan, Marian Shapiro, Sheila Federman
12:30 to 2:00-Kathy McGuire, Sally Hearon, Mickey Flacks
2:00 to 3:30-Leslie Edgerton, Chris Nelson, ??

4/21/2016
11:00 to 12:30-Jim MacMillan, E.J. Borah, Jane Herner
12:30 to 2:00Kathy McGuire, Sally Hearon, Leona Marie
2:00 to 3:30Leslie Edgerton, Chris Nelson, Vijaya Jammalamadaka

4/25/2016
11:00 to 12:30-Jim MacMillan, Charlotte MacMillan, Mary Stoddard
12:30 to 2:00-Jane Herner, E.J. Borah, Sally Hearon
2:00 to 3:30-Jim MacMillan, Charlotte MacMillan, Sheila Federman


4/27/2016
11:00 to 12:30-Jim MacMillan, ??, ??
12:30 to 2:00??, ??, ??
2:00 to 3:30??, ??, ??

4/28/2016
11:00 to 12:30-Jim MacMillan, ??, ??
12:30 to 2:00??, ??, ??
2:00 to 3:30??, ??, ??


5/2/2016
11:00 to 12:30-Jim MacMillan, Charlotte MacMillan, Jane Herner
12:30 to 2:00-Barbara Tennison, Chris Pursell , ??
2:00 to 3:30-Chris Pursell , Jim LeVasseur, ??

5/3/2016
11:00 to 12:30-Jim MacMillan, Charlotte MacMillan, Nancy Miller
12:30 to 2:00Jim MacMillan, Charlotte MacMillan, Barbara Tennison
2:00 to 3:30??, ??, ??

5/4/2016
11:00 to 12:30-Jim MacMillan, Nancy Miller, ??
12:30 to 2:00??, ??, ??
2:00 to 3:30??, ??, ??

5/5/2016
11:00 to 12:30-Jim MacMillan, E.J. Borah, Jane Herner
12:30 to 2:00??, ??, ??
2:00 to 3:30??, ??, ??

5/23/2016    Last day to register and in the summer session
11:00 to 12:30-Jim MacMillan, Charlotte MacMillan, ??
12:30 to 2:00Leslie Edgerton, Chris Nelson, ??
2:00 to 3:30Leslie Edgerton, Chris Nelson, ??

2016 Roosevelt-Hamer Dinner – Saturday, April 16

The timing is perfect to confirm your seats at the Democratic Party’s annual grassroots fundraising dinner.

 Join local Dems for a night of supporting Democratic political activity while enjoying food and music at the beautiful Carrillo Ballroom. Now is the time to come together as Democrats, celebrate our accomplishments over the past year and renew our commitment to supporting Democratic principles and candidates for office.


The 8th Annual Roosevelt-Hamer Dinner is Saturday, April 16, 6 p.m. at Santa Barbara’s Carrillo Ballroom Carrillo Recreation Center 100 E. Carrillo St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Purchase tickets now at  https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/rh16
Congratulations to 2016 Awardees:
 Democratic Future Award – Krishna Hammond;
Selma Rubin Democratic Leadership Award – Joan Marmolejo;
 Democratic Values Award – Supervisor Doreen Farr;
Chris Lanier Solidarity Award – Santa Barbara County Action Network
For more information about the dinner, or regarding sponsoring or buying a program ad, please call

Volunteers (Always) Appreciated

Thanks to Our Awesome Mailing Brigade

 

With the help of 30 volunteers working over two days, the DSC accomplished the first large mailing project of the election cycle earlier this month in the recently opened Salud Carbajal for Congress campaign headquarters on State St. DSC leadership and the campaign staff would like to thank the experienced Mailing Brigade and several newcomers for their efficiency and dedication: September Bowman, Jodi Byron-Cooper, Manny Casas, Chas. Clouse, Jan Clouse, Paulina Conn, Peter Conn, John Devereaux, Leslie Edgerton, Jane Fehrenbacher, Gerry Gabowitz, Larry Gleeson, Bob Handy, Martha Hassenplug, Sally Hearon, Stephanie Johnstone, Kathy McGuire, Charlotte MacMillan, Jim MacMillan, Lesley Masuda, Nancy Miller, Nancy Murdock, Chris Nelson, Dave Novis, Antonia Robertson, Cheryl Rogers, Sharon Siegel, Tim Steele, Gail Teton-Landis, and Hap Ziegler.

  Just part of the work crew that put out a mass mailing for Salud Carbajal for Congress.

Opportunities for Action

Staffing the DSC “Welcome Desk”

 

As we have done in the past two congressional campaigns for Rep. Lois Capps, the Democratic Service Club is looking for a number of dependable volunteers willing to cover a regular weekly time slot at our Welcome Desk at the front of the Carbajal for Congress campaign HQ at 1226 State St. We would like to provide a reliable presence for volunteer and visitor reception, various clerical duties, campaign date entry, and whatever else is needed on a daily basis, Monday thru Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Time slots can be shared or alternated by friends, and we always accommodate special needs as they arise.
Please look over the schedule below, and if you can help, email us atdemocraticserviceclub@gmail.com with questions or a request. We can remake the schedule as needed throughout the campaign, so no one is obligated for longer than they’d wish.
Mondays
10 a.m. – 12 noon: Temmy Bowman
12 noon – 2 p.m. :  ____________________________________
2 p.m.  – 4 p.m. :   ____________________________________
Tuesdays
10 a.m – 12 noon:  ____________________________________
12 noon – 2 p.m. :  ____________________________________
2 p.m.  – 4 p.m. :   Jan Clouse/Chas. Clouse
Wednesdays
10 a.m – 12 noon:  _____________________________________
12 noon – 2 p.m. :  Sally Hearon
2 p.m.  – 4 p.m. :   Gail Teton-Landis
Thursdays
10 a.m – 12 noon:  ____________________________________
12 noon – 2 p.m. :  _____________________________________
2 p.m.  – 4 p.m. :   _____________________________________
Fridays
10 a.m. – 12 noon:  _____________________________________
12 noon – 2 p.m. :  _____________________________________
2 p.m.  – 4 p.m. :   __________________________________

March 13, 2016

Help Hartmann
The Hartmann for Supervisor campaign is canvassing every weekend andphoning several nights a week from a variety of locations throughout the district. Email the campaign at  JoanHartmann2016@gmail.comfor more details. For more information about Joan and her campaign, visit her website:  JoanHartmannforSupervisor.org.

 

You are also invited to a Hartmann for Supervisor House Party Fundraiser Friday, March 18th, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.hosted by John & Suzann Steede and Kim Kimbell at the home of Kim Kimbell. Sponsorships available: Contact:  lee@leeheller.net.

Coordinated Effort for Carbajal, Limón, & Williams

 

The Salud Carbajal for Congress campaign is using its Santa BarbaraCampaign headquarters at 1226 St. Street to organize regular neighborhood walks coordinated with the Monique Limón for Assembly and Das Williams for Supervisor campaigns. Walks canvassing Democratic voters start Saturdays at 10 a.m. and on Sundays at 11 a.m. Coordinated phone banks, also at the State. St. HQ, are Sundays – Thursdays. 5 – 8 p.m. To sign up for either activity you are invited to visit the campaign office or contact volunteer coordinator Tyler Gibson wtylergibson@gmail.comor call him at the office (805) 845-9745.

Voter Registration

 

DSC Mobilizes Voter Reg. at SBCC
Our core mission of voter registration this spring is again focused on SBCC. We have scheduled a wide array of dates for tabling on campus. Please look over the open choices below and let Jim MacMillan know 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.

 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
shift volunteer #1 volunteer #2      volunteer #3
11:00 to 12:30
Jim MacMillan Charlotte MacMillan
Nancy Miller
12:30 to 2:00
C. MacMillan Jim LeVasseur
2:00 to 3:30
Leslie Edgerton Chris Nelson     Jim LeVasseur
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
11:00 to 12:30
Jim MacMillan Marian Shapiro
12:30 to 2:00
Kathy McGuire  Sally Hearon   Micky Flacks
2:00 to 3:30
Leslie Edgerton Chris Nelson
Thursday, April 21, 2016
11:00 to 12:30
Jim MacMillan Jane Herner  E.J. Borah
12:30 to 2:00
Kathy McGuire  Sally Hearon     Leona Marie
2:00 to 3:30
Leslie Edgerton  Chris Nelson   Vijaya J.
Monday, April 25, 2016
11:00 to 12:30
Jim MacMillan Charlotte MacMillan     Mary Stoddard
12:30 to 2:00
Jane Herner E.J. Borah   Sally Hearon
2:00 to 3:30
 Jim MacMillan C. MacMillan
Monday, May 02, 2016
11:00 to 12:30
Jim MacMillan Charlotte MacMillan    Jane Herner
12:30 to 2:00
 Chris Pursell Barbara Tennison
2:00 to 3:30
 Chris Pursell Jim LeVasseur
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
11:00 to 12:30
Jim MacMillan Charlotte MacMillan   Nancy Miller
12:30 to 2:00
Jim MacMillan C. MacMillan  Barbara Tennison
2:00 to 3:30
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
11:00 to 12:30
Jim MacMillan Nancy Miller
12:30 to 2:00
2:00 to 3:30
Thursday, May 05, 2016
11:00 to 12:30
Jim MacMillan Jane Herner    E.J. Borah
12:30 to 2:00
2:00 to 3:30
Monday, May 09, 2016
11:00 to 12:30
Jim MacMillan Charlotte MacMillan    Mary Stoddard
12:30 to 2:00
Jane Herner  Leslie Edgerton
2:00 to 3:30
Leslie Edgerton
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
11:00 to 12:30
Jim MacMillan Charlotte MacMillan
12:30 to 2:00
Leslie Edgerton
2:00 to 3:30
 Leslie Edgerton
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
11:00 to 12:30
Jim MacMillan Jane Herner
12:30 to 2:00
 Leslie Edgerton
2:00 to 3:30
 Leslie Edgerton
Thursday, May 12, 2016
11:00 to 12:30
Jim MacMillan
12:30 to 2:00
 Leslie Edgerton
2:00 to 3:30
 Leslie Edgerton
Monday, May 23, 2016
(last day)
11:00 to 12:30
Jim MacMillan Charlotte MacMillan
12:30 to 2:00
 Leslie Edgerton  Chris Nelson
2:00 to 3:30
Leslie Edgerton   Chris Nelson

Events of Interest to the Democratic Community

 

2016 Roosevelt-Hamer Dinner
The timing is perfect to confirm your seats at the Democratic Party’s annual grassroots fundraising dinner. Join local Dems for a night of supporting Democratic political activity while enjoying food and music at the beautiful Carrillo Ballroom. Now is the time to come together as Democrats, celebrate our accomplishments over the past year and renew our commitment to supporting Democratic principles and candidates for office.

The 8th Annual Roosevelt-Hamer Dinner is Saturday, April 16, 6 p.m. at Santa Barbara’s Carrillo Ballroom Carrillo Recreation Center 100 E. Carrillo St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Purchase tickets now at  https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/rh16
Congratulations to 2016 Awardees: Democratic Future Award – Krishna Hammond; Selma Rubin Democratic Leadership Award – Joan Marmolejo; Democratic Values Award – Supervisor Doreen Farr; Chris Lanier Solidarity Award – Santa Barbara County Action Network
For more information about the dinner, or regarding sponsoring or buying a program ad, please call (805) 965-8030 or write  info@sbdems.org.


Big News

 

End-of-Life Option Available in June
With the close of the California legislature’s special session on healthcare, the End-of-Life Option Act, signed last October by Gov. Jerry Brown, will go into effect in 91 days on June 9. At that time terminally ill Californians will have the option of requesting a medical prescription to end their unbearable suffering with dignity and according to their own wishes.
With this legislative success, the advocacy group Compassion & Choices is providing technical assistance to medical centers, hospice facilities, and non-profit organizations to ensure Californians statewide understand that medical aid in dying is a legitimate, accessible end-of-life care option.
California residents, physicians, and pharmacists can call Compassion & Choices’ free hotline, 1-800-893-4548, for information on the new law. Compassion & Choices also announced the launch of its National Speakers Bureau to place a range of medical leaders and experts at conferences, lecture series, medical and law schools nationwide.

Annual Volunteer Activation Party & Members Meeting

Mark your calendars in blue. And let’s get ready to spring into action when the call comes.

The DSC’s annual meeting and volunteer gathering is planned for

Sunday, March 13, 2 – 4 p.m. at the Cathedral Oaks Village Association clubhouse in Goleta, the same site as our past three memorable celebrations of volunteer activity. There is no charge, and the mix of club members, candidates and office holders is always worth turning out for. Invitations and details coming in February.

Our New Fantastically Updated Website

WELCOME

This website is a work in progress but we certainly hope you will like and enjoy our efforts here. After all, this is Website-Construction1-300x169really for your edification and illumination about who we are, where we are and what we do.

We really hope that we can motivate you to come to one of our monthly meetings – no obligation whatsoever but, of course ,we will try to interest you in our club membership. We have a lot of fun while we educate and inform the citizens of Santa Barbara. No, you do not have to live here in order to join.

State and County Party Endorsements

 
County Party Makes Endorsements
The Santa Barbara County Democratic party has already interviewed candidates and made its endorsements in several local races. Das Williamsand Joan Hartmann have the party’s backing for the 1st and 3rd District seats respectively on the County Board of Supervisors. Either of those races could be decided in the June Primary.
Also endorsed so far are Lauren Hanson, Bill Rosen and Rick Merrifield for the Goleta Water District Board of Directors.
California Democratic Party Pre-Endorsement Nods
Races for the U.S. Congress and state Senate and Assembly got the attention of the California Democratic Party this weekend at Pre-Endorsement conferences held throughout the state. Salud Carbajal (CD24) and Monique Limón (AD37) each received sufficient Pre-Endorsement support from voting delegates at the Region 10 conference yesterday in Ventura to have their names given fast-track status at the state Democratic convention to be heldFeb. 2628, in San Jose.

While Limón’s race was uncontested, Carbajal won 83% of the votes, easily surpassing the 70% threshold required to put his party endorsement on the convention’s consent agenda. Pre-endorsement for Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson(SD19), an unopposed incumbent, was automatic.

Democratic Party-endorsed candidates in the primary are voted through to the general election nearly 100% of the time, and it’s a big part of why Democrats have been able to win every statewide elected office in 2012 and 2014.
Opportunities For Action
Walk for Das
The Das Williams for Supervisor campaign will be doing neighborhood walks every Saturday at 10 a.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. from now until the election. Meet at 1226 State Street. Here is the link for people to go to sign up to volunteer.
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Help Hartmann
Joan Hartmann’s campaign for 3rd District Supervisor has listed a few thingsthat volunteers could do to help:
* Endorse Joan – send an email indicating your support to
joanhartmann2016@gmail.com or go to her website

www.joanhartmannforsupervisor.org

Joan Hartmann
Photo by Phil Channing
Collect signatures to get her on the ballot. If you are over 18 years of age you can circulate a petition (signers must live in the 3rd District).
* If you live in the 3rd Dstrict, consider hosting a neighborhood get together so your neighbors can meet Joan.
* Join a phone bank, precinct canvass, or help with a special event. If you would like to help or have another skill to offer, please contact the campaign at joanhartmann2016@gmail.com.
The county Democratic Party is also organizing phone banks in support of Hartmann. Contact alexandriachoate@gmail.com to get plugged into a very efficient call system!