Santa Barbara Women's Political Committee
Member Newsletter - March 2019

From the President's Desk

Celebrating Women's History Month
March was a wonderful month where we celebrated Women's History Month locally and throughout our state and country. Our organization highlight was the Presidents' Circle Luncheon! We thank all of our members and supporters who joined us for the annual Luncheon at the El Paseo Restaurant. The SBWPC Media Committee prepared a recap video of this wonderful event - check it out here ! A shorter video recap is also posted below.

If you didn't read our Opinion piece in the Santa Barbara Independent for International Women's Day, you can read that here .

We were also happy to see many local cities issue proclamations celebrating Women's History Month. Thank you! One I'd like to highlight happened on Monday, March 25. The Carpinteria City Council issued a proclamation recognizing March 2019 as Women's History Month. Past President and Board Member Lisa Guravitz received the proclamation. I was thrilled to be there and be part of this recognition.

We have some great events coming up in April and May! Please join us or share the information with a feminist in your life.


Luz Reyes-Martín
SBWPC and Carpinteria Women receiving a Proclamation from the
Carpinteria City Council
SBWPC Past President and Board Member Lisa Guravitz addressing the Carpinteria City Council
Serve on a City
Advisory Group
The City of Santa Barbara is seeking individuals to serve on the various City Advisory Groups. Currently the City has 43 advisory groups and the members of these groups play an important role in shaping the community. Visit the City of Santa Barbara's Website ( click here ) for more information about the application, eligibility and current vacancies. The application is due April 23rd and interviews will occur in May. SBWPC encourages members to consider this option as a way to have a seat at the table!
Fund for a Feminist Future

A Fund for a Feminist Future (FFF) is a dedicated fund of the Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee (SBWPC) to promote progressive, feminist political involvement. Its goal is to increase the number of feminist women in elected and appointed office and in other positions where issues important to the quality of life for women and families are raised and discussed, policies made and legislation enacted.

FFF funds are exclusively used in two areas: campaign training and campaign contributions. FFF provides scholarships to qualified SBWPC women members interested in elected or appointed public office so they can acquire the necessary skills to conduct effective political campaigns. FFF also contributes to the campaigns of feminist women political candidates endorsed by SBWPC. FFF is sustained by targeted financial gifts, large and small, grants and fundraising activities. To learn more or make a contribution, visit our website .
Upcoming SBWPC Events
Finding Your Seat at the Table: Influencing Public Policy
Presented by the SBWPC Candidate Development Committee
April 24, 2019, 6:30 - 8 pm
Colleges of Law Santa Barbara
20 East Victoria Street

More details to come! Visit our website at or the Facebook Event Page .

Run Like A Woman
Presented by the SBWPC Candidate Development Committee
May 19, 2019, 9am - 1 pm
American Red Cross
2707 State Street

More details to come! Visit our website at or the Facebook Event Page .

Women in STEM & Politics Unite!
Presented by the SBWPC Young Feminists Committee
April 19, 2019, 5-7 pm
Captain Fatty's
6483 Calle Real, Goleta

Co-hosted with Women in STEM Santa Barbara and UCSB WISE. Visit our website at or the Facebook Event Page .
Ready to Run?

SBWPC is in the process of determining our endorsement timeline for upcoming races. If you are planning to run for office, please contact us at so we can keep you informed of our endorsement process.