Welcome to SBYD's Newsletter - where announcements, events, and recent developments in politics from around Santa Barbara County will be highlighted. If you have something we need to see or you would like to share with SBYD, send to info@santabarbarayoungdems.org 
Welcome! At our March General Body Meeting, we elected our new Executive Board. If you would like to contact any of the board members, here are their SBYD emails:
Christian Alonso - President (president@santabarbarayoungdems.org)
Melanie Ball - Vice President (vp@santabarbarayoungdems.org)
Carlos Lopez - Field Director (field@santabarbarayoungdems.org)
Meghan Robles - Social Director (social@santabarbarayoungdems.org)
Nate Almirall - Treasurer (finance@santabarbarayoungdems.org)

Save the Date! On Saturday, May 4th at 6:00pm, the Santa Barbara County Democratic Party is hosting the 11th Annual Roosevelt-Hamer Dinner. Join us at this fun event held at the Carrillo Recreation Center Ballroom (100 E. Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA). This is a wonderful evening where you can connect with fellow Democrats. Also, as the Party's primary fundraising event you will be able to support their efforts in electing Democrats.

Honorees this year include Assemblymember Michael A. Blake - Vice Chair at Large of the Democratic National Committee, Gloria Soto, Lucille Boss, Gregg Hart, and the Santa Barbara County Immigrant Legal Defense Center. 

Make sure to buy your tickets as soon as possible! If you cannot make it consider making a donation instead, which will help the Party continue to provide vital support and resources to local progressive candidates and representatives.  
Click here to RSVP!
Convention! The California Young Democrats Convention will be held on May 31st through June 2nd in San Francisco. CYD Convention will be held concurrently with the California Democratic Party Convention. Join hundreds of Young Democrats as we all help to shape the future of our party. For more information about the event and registration; click here

If you are interested in attending with your fellow SBYD members, please click below and fill out this form. We will contact you with information about registration, transportation, and housing for the convention. 
SBYD → CYD Convention!
Volunteer! The Democratic Service Club of Santa Barbara County will be registering voters at the Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th in Alameda Park. Please email us if you are interested in volunteering and we will provide your information to the organizers. This is a great opportunity to connect with other community members at an awesome festival centered on the preservation and protection of our planet.  

⭑ Check out this Noozhawk article about the recent housing developments and the current state of the AUD program, it gives a great synopsis of all the recent events: "Recent Santa Barbara Development Includes Hundreds of Housing Units, Hotel Rooms"

Did you know? The Santa Barbara City Council's documents and videos related to their public meetings are available online. Agendas for all upcoming meetings are available. Plus after meetings, you can view all documents, minutes, and videos of the meetings. All of these resources can be found, here.

If you are able to attend meetings in person, the date, time, and location are also posted online. However, if you cannot attend because of the difficulty of taking off work, then this is a great resource. As a group of local young people, it is vital for us to stay engaged and informed about the decisions of our elected leaders since they will shape the composition and development of our city.  

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