The social fabric of our communities is being threatened across the country. Workers from Wisconsin to California, people who need Planned Parenthood, our education system, public broadcasting, are all under attack.

We need to mobilize!

Join Us

Saturday, March 5th

9:30AM to 4:00PM

Goleta Valley Community Center

5679 Hollister Avenue, Goleta


Please RSVP by March 2


For further information or to RSVP, contact us at: 805-965-8030, or email

We will gather for an update that will help us defend ourselves, organize to win local elections and reaffirm the moral basis for our democracy.

Meet local Democrats, learn new skills to help win elections, strategize and collaborate on upcoming campaigns. The annual membership meeting is a chance to find out what’s going on and make your voice heard.

The meeting will include a special meet-and-greet with potential Santa Barbara City Council Candidates.

Meeting Agenda:

Winning Elections on the Ground–Field operations in an electoral campaign, skills building for winning at the local level

(Darcel Elliot, Field Director Friends of Das Williams)

Candidate Preparation–Strategies & skills required for people thinking about running for office

(fomer Supervisor Susan Rose, former Mayor Marty Blum, Lois Phillips, PhD., author)

Redistricting–Organizing for fair and just representation by participating in the new statewide redistricting process

(Chris Lanier, CAUSE)

Immigration– Immigrant electoral power, and the struggle to protect the civil rights of the Santa Barbara immigrant community. Updates and action from the frontlines.

(Belen Saera, PUEBLO)

Dibs My Peeps–Advanced neighbor to neighbor organizing and hands-on base-building to strengthen our network

(Tania Israel & Chris Lanier, Grassroots Organizing Committee)

Political Fundraising–Strategies and skills building necessary to stand up to the tsunami of corporate political participation, run for office, sustain a club or organization

(Geoff Green, Fund for Santa Barbara)

Housing Density, City Planning, and Homelessness–The nuts and bolts of just, sustainable local policies that reflect our values and protect our future

(Grant House, SB City Council and Mike Foley, Casa Esperanza)

CA State Budget–What’s in and out of the Governor’s budget, what are the alternatives, preparing for June ballot measures, an action plan for protecting our infrastructure

(Mari Lopez, California Partnership)

Club Meetings–Organize at lunch with your favorite Democratic Club! Every club will hold meetings at lunch, as will some new ones. Includes the first meeting of the Santa Barbara Stonewall Democrats!

General Session / Closing–A talk on the state of California and the nation, and a call to action.

(fomer Assemblymember, Hannah-Beth Jackson)

SPECIAL CLOSING RECEPTION will include a meet and greet Q&A with declared and potential Santa Barbara city council candidates.

RSVP: or contact us at: 805-965-8030, or email for further information.


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