2014 Endorsements

Fall 2014

After  careful  consideration,  and following  an exhaustive  evaluation process  of  the candidates;  track record, effectiveness,  and consistent support of feminist  values,  the Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee (SBWPC) is proud to announce the endorsement of:

Lois Capps for U.S. for Congress, 24th District
Julia Brownley for U.S. Congress, 26th District
Das Williams for 37th District State Assembly
Michelle Robertson for Carpinteria School Board
Beverley Herbert for Goleta Sanitary District Board
Meg West for Goleta Water Board

SBWPC also recommends YES on MEASURE P

Congratulations to the following SBWPC members who ran unopposed in their races:
Paula Perotte – Goleta City Council
Luz Reyes-Martin – Goleta Union School District Board
Marty Blum and Peter Haslund – Santa Barbara City College Board of Trustees
S. Monique Limón and Kate Parker – Santa Barbara Unified School District Board

The Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee urges you to join in supporting these candidates with your time, effort and monetary contributions. The purpose of the Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee is to help qualified feminists – women or men – get elected to office and to advance solutions to important issues affecting women. Over the past 26 years this organization has helped scores of qualified feminists achieve political success.  More information about the Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee position papers, history, and organization can be found at their website at www.sbwpc.com. You can also call 1-800-977-9348, or send an email to sbwomenspoliticalcommittee@gmail.com.

Spring 2014

SBWPC endorses:

Lois Capps for U.S. Representative for California’s 24th congressional district

Lois Capps’ tireless work on behalf of women and children is admirable.  She stated recently: “Women are the economic backbone of our families and communities, and we must do all we can to make sure that they are not left behind as our economy grows.”  When meeting with our SBWPC Candidate Assessment Team, Lois also discussed her leadership on cleaning up dirty energy, improving the nation’s health care system, passing comprehensive immigration reform, and gaining access to high quality education for all Americans.  She advocates strongly for women’s reproductive rights and legislation related to ending violence against women.

Janet Wolf for the 2nd District Supervisor, Santa Barbara County

SBWPC proudly endorses Janet Wolf for 2nd District Supervisor, Santa Barbara County. In making its findings for re-endorsement, the Board cited Supervisor Wolf’s professionalism and indefatigable commitment to the community, women’s issues, gender balance and LGBT issues. They also cited her impressive support and action on environmental matters, health and human services, education and her reasoned and balanced approach to finances. Supervisor Wolf radiates effective decision-making and strong leadership.