Members of the SBWPC are welcomed and encouraged to join one or more standing committees that help select candidates to endorse, host events, raise funds, and promote various SBWPC goals.
Attendance is open to all SBWPC members except where noted. Meeting dates and venues may change, so please contact the committee chair for details.
For additional information on our standing committees or ways to get involved, call 1-800-977-9348 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prepares Board agendas and transacts business as authorized by the Board and organization By-Laws. Closed meeting. Catherine Swysen, Chair
Elections & Appointments
Identifies key elective and appointive offices that are vacant or soon-to be-vacant and supports efforts, including recommending sponsorship or endorsement of individuals sharing feminist values. Examines to which extent, if any, SBWPC will engage in California elections outside Santa Barbara County. Tish Gainey and Carol Keator, Co-Chairs. Contact Vicki Allen for more information about California engagement.
Develops fundraising strategies and plans fundraising events, which are then implemented by Board members and other volunteers. Carol Keator, Chair
Legislation & Advocacy
Tracks relevant legislation, advises on legislative actions, advocacy and outreach campaigns, tracks policy decisions and voting records on our elected representatives. Leslie Brtek and Pam Tambo, Co-Chairs.
Coordinates communications for the organization, including announcements of sponsored candidates and events, social media, publishes the SBWPC newsletter, and sends news releases to media and membership. Catherine Swysen and Anna Everett, Co-Chairs
Young Feminist Committee
Works to increase young feminists’ awareness of and engagement in SBWPC’s mission and core values through fun monthly networking events designed to inform and activate participation in our local political process. Andria Cohen Martinez, Amanda Hsiung and Madison Cuneo, Co-Chairs