2021 Labor Day Picnic – Monday September 6


Tickets still available!


Monday, September 6

2PM – 4PM

Tucker’s Grove Park

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Important COVID-19 Information

In accordance with health safety guidance, we will be requiring all attendees to be fully vaccinated, or provide proof of a negative covid test before entry. Additionally, masks will be required. Once you purchase your ticket online, you will receive a follow up email next week about how to verify your vaccination status.


Reject the Recall

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SB Democrats, Reject the Recall:
Join the CA Democratic Party and special guests on
Tuesday, June 15 at 6 p.m.
to kick off our organizing work
to Stop the Republican Recall.
We’ll use this time to learn more about the recall effort against Governor Gavin Newsom and how we’ll work together over the next few months to fight back against the right-wing Republican recall attempt. Come learn more about how you can lead organizing efforts in your community and about our upcoming Weekend of Action!
I hope to see you there,
Spencer Brandt
Organizing Director
Democratic Service Club, P.O. Box 1478, Santa Barbara, CA 93102

Please consider renewing your membership for 2021

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We Still Need Each Other!

Please consider renewing your membership for 2021, or
if you’ve worked under our banner but never been a dues payer,
accept our thanks and think about joining us as a club member.

(And if you have won an election locally or even just run for office,
please be generous when you reflect on the value of volunteer labor.)

Our dues for individuals are only $25/year, $40/family.
All financial support is gratefully received.


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Tomorrow: It’s Your Party Annual Meeting and Volunteer Thank You



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Congratulations Democrats

Official Democratic Endorsements and Get Out the Vote Volunteer Information


Scroll down for final schedule for county-wide GOTV activities. Please volunteerto make sure we have a No Regrets Wednesday. If you can’t volunteer, please chip by clicking here to help fund our GOTV efforts. When polls close on Tuesday, please join us for a:

Blue Wave Virtual Election Night Event

Tuesday November 3 from 9PM-9:30PM

To RSVP and register for this event:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Get an update on local elections and hear from

Steve Bennett, Dawn Addis, Monique Limon, and Salud Carbajal.

And because you will be at home here are some drink suggestions:

Blue Wave – 2 oz. Hypnotiq, 1 oz. Vodka, Splash of lemon

Blue(berry)Punch – Mix together according to your taste:  pineapple juice, lemonade, sprite or sparkling water and muddle blueberries or just add them on top


Gail Teton-Landis, Chair, Santa Barbara County Democratic Party

Voter Registration Outreach

The DSC is Signing Up Voters on State Street

The DSC’s fall voter registration effort, usually centered on the now-dormant SBCC campus, has shifted focus this time to finding potential voters where they are likely to be. We’ve scheduled a dozen afternoons of tabling on the 600 block of State St., most coinciding with Tuesday Farmers’ Markets and a few Saturdays as well.

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James Vallaro (left) and Jim MacMillan make it easy to register near the State St. Farmers’ Market last Tuesday.

With safety and sanitation a major concern, we are following a rigorous protocol, including strict use of facemasks, respect for social distancing, bleach wipes for all surfaces, separate containers for clean and used pens, and a plexiglass shield (so clean it seems to disappear!) between volunteers and registrants.

Our voter reg. specialists Jim and Charlotte MacMillan and a committee made up of Sally Hearon, Leslie Edgerton, and Chris Nelson have put together a schedule of 2-hour shifts, two volunteers per shift, on August 18 & 25, Sept. 1, 5, 8, 22, & 29, and Oct. 3, 6, 10, 13 & 17. Thanks to our amazing group of volunteers who are taking on this crucial job: Jane Carey, Carolyn Chaney, Gail Eison, Jane Fehrenbacher, Mike Hackett, Chandos & Anton Hoffman, Kathy & John Houlihan, Laural Miller, Mahil Senathirajah, Blanche Tobin, Jim Vollaro.

Important Information for Voters
In preparation for our registration outreach, we consulted with the County Elections Office, which under guidance from the California Secretary of State is developing a new model for elections this year as well as outreach strategies.

We found out the following:

Santa Barbara is adopting a hybrid model for voting.

There will be 25 vote centers (polling stations) instead of the usual 86.

  • There will be 2 or 3 drive-up vote centers for reduced personal contact.
  • Vote centers will be open Saturday Oct. 31 thru Tuesday Nov. 3.
  • Everyone will receive an absentee ballot and also be assigned a vote center location.
  • If someone shows up at the wrong vote center, they will be encouraged to
    go to the correct place, but can also vote a provisional ballot.
  • There will be 33 ballot drop boxes distributed across the county. One box planned for every 15,000 people.
  • A state task force is requesting all counties put out press releases informing people to re-register if they’ve moved, along with other election information.
  • There will be a picture of the ballot in the information guide.
  • Elections Office will be contacting students through their college’s websites.

Of Interest to the Democratic Community

Virtual Labor Day Celebration with Fellow Dems & Candidates


Join fellow Democrats for a  Virtual Labor Day Celebration, 2 – 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 7th. You will hear from Congressman Salud Carbajal, running for re-election, Monique Limón, running for State Senate, Dawn Addis, running for State Assembly District 35, Steve Bennett, running for State Assembly District 37, and many more of our endorsed candidates, as well as UDW/AFSCME 3930, UFCW770, Central Coast Labor Council, and SEIU 721.
Your $10 donation will help provide the funds we need to run a strong campaign this fall, including slate pieces for Democrats and labor-endorsed candidates, as well as running phone banks and texting programs.
And there will be an opportunity drawing for a two-night midweek stay with BBQ kit at El Capitan Canyon.
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Dawn Addis Event with Assembly Speaker, State Senator
The chances of flipping the CA Assembly seat just to the north in Santa Barbara and SLO counties are very strong this year. The Democratic candidate, Morro Bay City Councilwoman Dawn Addis, is out-raising the incumbent Republican, getting lots of media attention, and has the support of many local and statewide officials and groups.
On Thursday, Sept. 3, 5:30-6:30 p.m., she will be joined by California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and State Senator Connie Leyva for a virtual event in support of her candidacy. The Speaker will give updates on his work in the state legislature and both he and Dawn will hold a Q&A for guests attending the call.
Or if you’d like to know more about the Dawn or her campaign visit dawnaddis.org.