Gender Balance

March 13, 2011

Gender Balance

Until women are represented in politics in proportion to their percentage in the population, the political system will not adequately address issues of particular concern to women. We support efforts to attain gender and racial balance in our elected and appointed offices to reflect the community they represent. At least fifty percent of the population of Santa Barbara County is women, yet women are vastly under-represented on citizen commissions. It is important to address the under-representation because women are more likely to make feminist policy and appointments on commissions are a stepping stone to elected office. We support: Gender-balanced appointive boards and commissions; Consideration by all appointing authorities of gender balance and the specific inclusion of women of color in […]