Voters in Santa Barbara are about the receive their vote-by-mail ballots!

New SB Campaign HQ Opens: volunteer-driven canvassing with neighborhood walks starting at 10 a.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m. on Sundays

  Campaigns 2019-20

With Labor Day in the rear-view mirror, the campaigns for Santa Barbara City Council and County Board of Supervisors have kicked into high gear with the opening of a new Santa Barbara County Democratic Party headquarters that will get the work done not only for this November and next March’s Primary, but on through 2020. The HQ is located centrally at 123 E. Carrillo Blvd.

According to Operations Director Spencer Brandt, last weekend’s kickoff went well, making initial contact with hundreds of voters in support of council candidates Mike Jordan (District 2) and Alejandra Gutierrez (District 1) as well as 1st District Supervisor Das Williams.
There are only 3 weeks left until mail-in ballots for the City Council election go out. Many people in Santa Barbara still don’t even know an election is happening. We need to contact them as soon as possible, and that’s why our volunteer work is so very much appreciated.

The schedule of volunteer-driven canvassing and phone banking will continue with neighborhood walks starting at 10 a.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m. on Sundays, while Monday thru Friday phone banking beginning at 5 p.m. will start September 20.

To get involved in the action or for questions contact Spencer at 559-805-0733 or email.

Global Climate Strike, Friday, Sept 27 at noon, De la Guerra Plaza

On September 27th, people across the world will strike from work and school to demand immediate action from our local, county, state, and federal governments on climate change. In Santa Barbara, we will have a rally and march in De La Guerra Plaza at noon, where attendees can connect with local environmental groups and learn about what they can do to stop climate change.


First Precinct Walk of the Season

announces precinct walking

Hot Issue Among Democrats


Link to poll

4th of July Photorama

The Democratic community’s annual 4th of July BBQ at Stow Grove Park in Goleta,  co-sponsored by the Democratic Service Club and the Santa Barbara Young Democrats,  was our best attended ever,  and included addresses by Rep. Salud Carbajal,  State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson,  Assembly Member Monique Limón,  Supervisors Das Williams and Joan Hartmann.  SB Mayor Cathy Murrilo  introduced the party’s endorsed City Council candidates for 2019:  Alejandra Gutierrez, Oscar Gutierrez, and Meagan Harmon.


all photos by Marian Shapiro

Annual 4th of July BBQ

co-sponsored with the Santa Barbara Young Democrats

Nancy Pelosi interview: 5 key moments

Nobody is Above the Law Rally, Release the Muller Report

Raise our voices! The Mueller investigation must be transparent for all to see! We will be sure all our representatives, nationwide, know that 80% of the American people believe this full report should be made public.

Thursday, April 4 at 5 p.m.
De la Guerra Plaza
Santa Barbara, CA 93101


Attorney General William Barr said he will make the Mueller Report available–with redactions–in mid-April, so he will miss U. S. House of Representative’s April 2 deadline.

We now have the rare opportunity to get out ahead of an issue and shape it!



A show of strength here and across the country stiffens spines in Washington.  This has happened more times than we can count. It’s time to do it again!

MoveOn.Org, Indivisible, Common Cause, the Sierra Club and a host of other sponsors are calling for a national mobilization for Thursday (4/4/2019)

Democratic Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) on the Shutdown