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July 22, 2017

Young Feminists at Transition House

Family homelessness disproportionately affects women, who are more likely to have experienced domestic abuse and make up the majority of parents in homeless families. Young women with children are especially at risk. The SBWPC Young Feminists Committee decided to volunteer to help this community in Santa Barbara by providing a dinner service at Transition House. Transition House’s mission is to provide a solution for family homelessness, through temporary or long-term housing, education and career development for adults, child care and support for school-aged children, and help with relocating families to stable, permanent housing (transitionhouse.com). Members from the Committee collected donations, purchased ingredients, and prepared and served meals for almost 50 residents. Engaging with the parents and children at Transition House […]
January 19, 2017

Women’s March, Los Angeles – Interview

Surrounding the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, scheduled for this Friday, many workshops and marches will be taking place. On Saturday, January 21, there will be a March for Women taking place in Los Angeles. Involved in the organization of this march is the Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee. KCSB’s Nkechi Ikem interviews Catherine Swysen, President of Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee. Listen on Soundcloud
December 24, 2016

Post Election: A Letter to Our Grandchildren

By Susan Rose, SBWPC’s Founding Mother: Dear Ben, Cole, Avi and Levi, It was eight years ago that we first volunteered for Hillary Clinton’s campaign for President.  Like many we longed to see a woman become president, but we supported her for one essential reason- we believed in her ability to govern. On Nov. 8th, our dream collapsed.  Despite the fact that Hillary won the popular national vote, she lost the necessary 270 votes in the electoral college.  Many like ourselves, who had worked so hard on her campaigns, were devastated and wept at the results. Our new national leader is far from what we hoped for or aspired to.  The man elected to be president, Donald Trump, is a […]
October 2, 2016

Political Canvassing 101

By Anna Everett:  My Surprisingly Affirming if Exhausting First Time Out During this crucial election cycle, I am happy to share some of my interesting experiences as a first time participant in a get out the vote neighborhood canvassing effort for my locally organized political campaign efforts. Let me just begin by saying that now is the time for all good citizens to come to the aid of our country in this pivotal moment by getting involved in local political processes, as I did a few days ago. I am talking specifically about door-to-door neighborhood canvassing. It was my initiation into participatory democracy beyond diligent voting. Try it! I know you will like what you find and be a convert […]

 

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