Members of the SBWPC are welcomed and encouraged to join one or more standing committees that help select candidates to endorse, host events, raise funds, and promote various SBWPC goals.
Attendance is open to all SBWPC members except where noted. Meeting dates and venues may change, so please contact the committee chair for details.
For additional information on our standing committees or ways to get involved, call 1-800-977-9348 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prepares Board agendas and transacts business as authorized by the Board and organization By-Laws. Closed meeting. Luz Reyes-Martín, Chair
Elections & Appointments
Identifies key elective and appointive offices that are vacant or soon-to be-vacant and supports efforts, including recommending sponsorship or endorsement of individuals sharing feminist values. Examines to which extent, if any, SBWPC will engage in California elections outside Santa Barbara County. Meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6:00 pm. Tish Gainey and Carol Keator, Co-Chairs. Contact Vicki Allen for more information about California engagement.
Works to identify potential feminist women candidates for election or appointment, and to help them to develop campaign skills and political knowledge. Meets the second Monday of the month at 5:30 pm. Beth Schneider and Kate Parker, Co-Chairs
Develops fundraising strategies and plans fundraising events, which are then implemented by Board members and other volunteers. Meets the first Monday of the month at 5:30 pm. Catherine Swysen, Chair
Legislation & Advocacy
Tracks relevant legislation, advises on legislative actions, advocacy and outreach campaigns, tracks policy decisions and voting records on our elected representatives. Meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm. Leslie Brtek and Pam Tambo, Co-Chairs.
Coordinates communications for the organization, including announcements of sponsored candidates and events, social media, publishes the SBWPC newsletter, and sends news releases to media and membership. Meets the third Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm. Catherine Swysen and Anna Everett, Co-Chairs
Young Feminist Committee
Works to increase young feminists’ awareness of and engagement in SBWPC’s mission and core values through fun monthly networking events designed to inform and activate participation in our local political process. Meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm. Andria Cohen Martinez and Amanda Hsiung, Co-Chairs