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April 24, 2022

Promoting Hope

This month we celebrated Women’s History, Women Providing Healing Promoting Hope. As I was reflecting on this theme, I was drawn to Vaclav Havel’s description of hope as a state of mind, an ability to work for something because it is good.  We hold a deeply held conviction that our core feminist values matter and that, no matter what the circumstances, we will work toward achieving our vision of a society in which every person has equal opportunities, equal rights, equal access, voice and power in all spheres of society. Promoting hope requires action. We promote hope by demanding that the Senate confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first Black woman on the Supreme Court. Call your senator to express your support […]
February 14, 2022

SBWPC Elects New President and New Board Members

As we start a new year, let our feminist values guide us through 2022, a critical midterm election year. Our values are elemental and universal: human rights and full equal rights for all, globally and locally, equality and equity in all spheres of society. As stated in our position papers, “we will achieve our vision of a feminist society by demanding political representation that truly reflects the diversity of our communities; by influencing legislation at all levels of policy-making; by collaborating with other progressive communities; and by promoting political engagement and participation by all people.” At the core, we all share a passion for and an unwavering commitment to creating a society in which every person has access, voice, and […]
December 15, 2021

Closing Message from the President

  SBWPC Members and Supporters, We recently held our 2021 Cosmopolitics event, virtually, with keynote speaker Dr. Jenna Tosh. Jenna is the President and CEO of our local Planned Parenthood and Planned Parenthood Action Fund. She provided an in-depth overview of the current status of abortion rights and the Supreme Court. More than ever, we must all be involved and engaged in supporting the continued right and access to safe and legal abortion. To open the meeting, I provided some remarks to mark my last official member event as President of the Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee. I wanted to share the main message of my remarks with all of you: Anytime I have the opportunity to kick off a […]
March 11, 2021

SBWPB L&A Committee Interview with Sen. Monique Limón

Conducted on January 15, 2021 by Molly Morrison and Anna DiStefano “There’s a lot to do.” – Senator Limón Despite having 2020 now behind us, new challenges and opportunities await elected officials globally. The California Senate session already began turbulently with FBI security warnings at the time of the presidential transition, but California State Senator Monique Limón is hitting the ground running. Despite being elected in a year unlike any other, Senator Limón relayed that open communication and clean handoffs, coupled with a majority of Limón’s State Assembly team transitioning with her, resulted in a smooth transition into her Senate seat, formerly held by Hannah-Beth Jackson. Digging in “One of the things that I’ve learned is that you respond to […]