President’s Desk – Luz Reyes Martin

September 26, 2020

Feminist Voter Guide

SBWPC Members, There is quite a lot to share with you this month. But I must start by saying the words that are heavy on my heart today: Breonna Taylor Breonna Taylor deserved justice, she did not get it. She deserved better. Black women deserve better. We must do better to seek justice and reaffirm that Black Lives Matter. Remembering Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg I was so proud to have SBWPC join other women’s organizations in our community to organize a Vigil to honor the life and work of Justice Ginsburg and speak out on the precarious moment we find ourselves in to retain the rights and freedoms that are essential to our feminist values. To watch a video of […]
August 12, 2020

84 Days to Go…

SBWPC Members, As of August 11, there are 84 days to go until election day. We’ve heard over and over that this election will be the most important election of our lives. We know what is at stake. So the question must be – what are we going to do to ensure that on November 4th, the day after the election, we have secured victories for our feminist candidates up and down the ballot? There is a great deal of attention on National elections and on key Senate races in other States. I thank our members that are actively involved in efforts to take back the White House and the Senate. In addition, I ask that you not forget about […]
April 7, 2020

Stay-At-Home to the Work Continues

SBWPC Members, I had hoped to get this newsletter out to our members sooner – but if there is anything COVID-19 has shown us it is that all our carefully laid plans are out the window! It’s hard to imagine that just a few short weeks ago, we were full speed ahead planning for upcoming events and ongoing electoral work. All of that has come to a screeching halt and we find ourselves in a completely new world. We are all faced with a diverse range of experiences and responses. In my case, I find myself having to keep up with a demanding, full-time job, a fulfilling elected role, and full-time caregiver and educator for my two children. My spouse […]
March 18, 2019

Getting to Work

The Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee kicked off 2019 with a visible presence at the Women’s March Santa Barbara, our Annual Membership Meeting and with a Board Retreat. At the Women’s March, I was proud to represent SBWPC and speak about our feminist values and our determination to continue to persist in the face of relentless efforts to curtail our rights. It was a beautiful and powerful day in our community and an energizing event. Later in January, we hosted our annual all member meeting. This event is always a great opportunity for members to come together and gear up for the next year. At this meeting, we were honored to have newly elected Santa Maria City Councilmember, Gloria Soto, […]