2019: THE SANTA MARIA VALLEY PICNIC IS A SUCCESS STORY
This year we had a blast helping put on the 6th Annual Santa Maria Valley Labor Day Picnic with the United Domestic Workers. It has grown into an extraordinary event, with nearly 700 people coming to enjoy great music, food and festivities this year. We had incredible student dancers (provided by the California Teachers Association), we had great political allies who met and spoke with their community, face painting, great food and an all around fun time for our local union members and members of our community. It couldn't be done without the help of our sponsors and volunteers from the various unions and organizations who have stepped up and grown this event over the last 6 years.
To start, let's give a huge thank you and shout out to Laborers Local 220 for your unbelievable contribution and partnership these past 2 years, helping us grow and realize the potential of this event. Thank you to UFCW Local 770, the Santa Maria-Lompoc NAACP, SEIU Local 721, Santa Barbara for Safe & Local Transport, Democrats of San Luis Obispo Club (along with Club President Heather Gray for taking some awesome pictures, all of which are seen here), Teamsters Local 2010 and all of our private individual donors for your commitment to not only this event, but to the working families in our local communities.
2018 Santa Maria Valley Labor Day Picnic Recap
Every year, working people from the Santa Maria Valley come together on the Friday before Labor Day to celebrate with music, food, speeches and performances. In 2018, we had over 500 people celebrating at Pioneer Park from various unions, organizations and communities. Thank you to UDW, LiUNA Local 220, CTA, UFCW 770, The Santa Maria NAACP, SLO County Progressives, The Democrats of SLO, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson along with our other sponsors that made this event such a huge success. The picnic was and will continue to be a free event, and we hope to see you at the 6th Annual Santa Maria Valley Labor Day Picnic this coming August 30th at Pioneer Park.