To achieve a society based upon the feminist values of social, political, racial and economic gender equality.
As a non-partisan political action committee, the Santa Barbara Women's Political Committee endorses candidates who support its positions and promote a feminist agenda. SBWPC is committed to taking social action against discrimination based on gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age or ability. To promote and fund these goals, SBWPC provides such events as Candidate Development Workshops, Endorsement Meetings, Cosmopolitics, Presidents' Circle Luncheons, Community Outreach events and Educational Forums.
From the President’s Desk: Response to Siege on the US Capitol :
SBWPC Members - Yesterday, I had planned to send a communication to celebrate the Senate victories in Georgia. However, I watched the news yesterday in complete horror at the events unfolding in our nation’s Capitol. Congress convened to fulfill their Constitutional duty to confirm the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. In the midst of what should have been a ceremonial event, some Representatives and Senators planned to state their objections in a last attempt to overturn the will of the people and cast unfounded doubt on the Election. Read More
Congratulations to our endorsed feminist candidates who were elected!
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, US President and Vice-President
Salud Carbajal, US Congress, District 24
Monique Limón, CA State Senate, District 19
Paula Perotte, Mayor, City of Goleta, Kyle Richards, City Council, City of Goleta, Stuart Kasdin, City Council, City of Goleta, Natalia Alarcon, City Council, City of Carpinteria, Sholeh Jahangir, Goleta Union School District Board
Laura Capps, Santa Barbara Unified School District Board, Wendy Sims-Moten, Santa Barbara Unified School District Board, Robert Miller, SBCC Board of Trustees (Area 2 – Goleta), Anna Everett, SBCC Board of Trustees (Area 4 – Eastern Goleta Valley)
Farfalla Borah, Goleta Water District, Lauren Hanson, Goleta Water District, Sharon Rose, Goleta Sanitary District, Ethan Bertrand, Isla Vista Community Services District, Catherine Flaherty, Isla Vista Community Services District, Pegeen Soutar, Isla Vista Recreation & Parks District, Mia Rahman, Isla Vista Recreation & Parks District
While not every one of our endorsed candidates won their election, we are profoundly proud of their campaigns, their candidacies, and for stepping up to leadership.
Propositions and Measures
Yes on Proposition 15 - Schools and Communities First – Failed to Pass
Yes on Proposition 16 - Ending the ban on affirmative action – Failed to Pass
Yes on Proposition 17 - Restoring the right to vote to people on parole – Passed
No on Proposition 20 - Criminal Sentencing – Failed to Pass
Yes on Proposition 21 - Rent Control – Failed to Pass
No on Proposition 22 - App Based Drivers – Passed
Support Measure M - Goleta Union School District Bond – Passed
Upcoming SBWPC EventsJanuary 24, 2021: 2021 Annual Membership Meeting
March 11, 2021: 2021 Annual Virtual Presidents’ Circle Event (Zoom)
Upcoming Co-Sponsored EventsNo Events
Events of InterestNo Events
Monthly Board MeetingOpen to all members.
Second Wednesday of the month at 5:45 pm.
The board meetings will take place remotely until further notice
Sub-Committee MeetingsMembers are invited to attend any of our Sub-Committee meetings, held monthly at various venues. Contact the sub-committee chair for location.
From the President's DeskThe latest news from the President of the Santa Barbara Women's Political Committee...
- January 8, 2021SBWPC Members – Yesterday, I had planned to send a communication to celebrate the Senate victories in Georgia. However, I watched the news yesterday in complete horror at the events unfolding in our nation’s Capitol. Congress convened to fulfill their Constitutional duty to confirm the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. In the midst of ...Read more