From the President’s Desk

The latest news from Luz Reyes-Martín, the President of the Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee…

  • Closing Message from the President

    December 15, 2021
      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 ...
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  • International Women’s Day

    March 8, 2021
    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 ...
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  • Celebrate Black History Month! Exciting Events Coming Up!

    February 17, 2021
    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 ...
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  • Response to Siege on the US Capitol

    January 8, 2021
    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 ...
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  • Feminist Voter Guide

    September 26, 2020
    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 ...
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  • 84 Days to Go…

    August 12, 2020
    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, ...
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  • Stay-At-Home to the Work Continues

    April 7, 2020
    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 ...
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  • Getting to Work

    March 18, 2019
    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 ...
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  • Off to a strong start in 2019!

    January 23, 2019
    I wish you all a Happy New Year and Welcome to 2019! I am humbled and honored to lead, along with our Board of Directors, the Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee into its 31st year. I am constantly inspired by their passion and commitment to feminist values. Thank you for being a member and supporting the ...
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