President’s Desk – Luz Reyes Martin

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 8, 2021

International Women’s Day

SBWPC Members, This month we celebrate Women’s History and today we celebrate International Women’s Day! International Women’s Day is powered by the collective efforts of all From the International Women’s Day website: Collective action and shared ownership for driving gender parity is what makes International Women’s Day impactful. Gloria Steinem, world-renowned feminist, journalist and activist once explained “The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.” So make International Women’s Day your day and do what you can to truly make a positive difference for women. The theme for this years International Women’s Day is #ChooseToChallenge. “Individually, we’re all responsible […]
February 17, 2021

Celebrate Black History Month! Exciting Events Coming Up!

I invite you to celebrate Black History Month this February by furthering your learning, strengthening your support for racial justice, and supporting local events. There is still time to tune in for many upcoming virtual events in our local community in celebration of Black History Month. Additionally, we are thrilled to welcome Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell as our keynote speaker for this year’s Presidents’ Circle Event. Mark your calendars to join us virtually on March 11th at 5:30 PM. Our candidate development committee has planned a workshop regarding appointed Boards and Commissions. Join us for “Connecting your Passions to Politics” on April 10th. More information and registration information coming soon. Thank you for your continued support of […]
January 8, 2021

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. And outside, we witnessed the sitting President of the United States incite his followers to lay siege to the Capitol. This act of insurrection led to the deaths of at […]