The secret to world peace is women. When women are involved in negotiations, the probability of a peace deal being sustained over 2 years increases by 20%. It’s 35% more likely that the peace deal will last over 15 years when women are represented at the negotiating table.”
Thank you to our past President Lois Phillips for bringing this quote to my attention from citizen.org. It makes me reflect on what we as women and feminists bring whenever we sit at any table where major life decisions are made and how differently things happen when we are not. Most recently, the decision to put the FDA approved abortion drug mifepristone on hold after being safely used by women for the past twenty years. Millions of women’s lives will be impacted by the court’s decision, particularly poor women and women of color. It is vital that we have women in the legislature and in our court systems where decisions are being made about our bodies and our healthcare.
I would like to thank our esteemed group of women, our past presidents who spearheaded our highly successful Presidents’ Circle Luncheon this month at Soho Restaurant and Music Club. We had at least 140 people in attendance to hear communications expert Sarah Leonard Sheehan talk about her role in the historic campaign of Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass and the obstacles the campaign faced from the well-funded campaign of her opponent Rick Caruso. Thank you to all involved and to those who attended and sponsored. We were especially pleased to host several young feminists from Girls Inc. of Santa Barbara.
We continue to be steadfast in our efforts to promote and defend a feminist agenda. We welcome all of our new members and thank those who joined at higher levels of membership. Your generosity is appreciated.
You are invited to attend the SBWPC’s upcoming Friendraiser to be held April 23, 2023 at the Carpinteria Library from 2pm-4pm. Attendees will be able to view some profound ERA artwork and mingle with other local feminists for refreshments. Attendees will be able to view some profound ERA artwork and mingle with other local feminists for refreshments.