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

From the President's Desk

Join us at Cosmopolitics on December 10
SBWPC Members,

We had an exciting November with lots of activity and hard work on the Santa Barbara City Council election. Our endorsed candidate, Alejandra Gutierrez was elected to the Council. We congratulate her and look forward to her leadership!

I want to spend most of my brief monthly message inviting you to attend our Cosmopolitics event on December 10. We have an exciting program and a guest speaker you will not want to miss. We are so happy to welcome Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo to Santa Barbara. Among her many achievements and recognitions, she was the Emily's List 2019 Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award Winner . If you'd like a glimpse into why we are excited to welcome her to speak to our members, check out the video below of her acceptance speech from earlier this year.

At Cosmopolitics we will also have the distinct honor of presenting two of our prestigious awards. Our Rising Star Award will be presented to Gloria Soto, Santa Maria Councilmember . Our Roses Award will be presented to Julie Mickelberry, Vice President of Community Engagement for Planned Parenthood California Central Coast. Both of these women exemplify the feminist values of the Santa Barbara Women's Political Committee. We are glad to celebrate and recognize them.

The Board of the SBWPC and I thank you for your support of our shared feminist values. We hope you have an enjoyable Thanksgiving Holiday and hope to see you at Cosmopolitics on December 10!


Luz Reyes-Martín
Cosmopolitics - December 10
Featured Speaker,
Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo
March 2020 Primary - Endorsement Meeting
Thursday December 12
Please note that SBWPC will consider making an endorsement in some March primary races at an endorsement meeting on Thursday, December 12.

At this meeting, we will also vote on incoming Board Members and Board Members renewing their terms.

More detailed information will be in a separate email to members. Endorsement meetings are open to current, paid members and candidates. Join or renew today if you'd like to attend. We will be checking current membership at the door.
Congressman Salud Carbajal supports DACA
As the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that will address the legality of DACA, we were proud to see Congressman Salud Carbajal standing side by side with activists.

Congressman Carbajal shared the following:

I am a University of California graduate.
I am an immigrant.
I am proud to stand in solidarity with them today as they battle the Trump administration's decision to rescind  #DACA  in the Supreme Court.
November 2019 Election Recap
Congratulations to our endorsed candidate for Santa Barbara City Council, Alejandra Gutierrez , on her victory!

We are thrilled with this outcome and look forward to her leadership. An election victory is only the beginning. SBWPC supports our endorsed candidates even after they are elected to office.
We also wish to congratulate SBWPC Member, Meagan Harmon , on her appointment in lieu of an election. Meagan was unopposed and will remain on the Santa Barbara City Council, serving the residents of the City and District 6.
WATCH: League of Women Voters Panel
Countdown to 100: Women Leaders Talk
Across Generations
In case you missed it, watch the video of this recent panel put on by the League of Women Voters. Panelists included:

Joy Picus, who joined the Los Angeles City Council in 1977
Susan Rose, Former 2nd District County Supervisor and Founding mother of SBWPC
Janet Wolf, Former Goleta School Board and 2nd District County Supervisor
Luz Reyes-Martin, Goleta School Board and SBWPC President
Kristen Sneddon, Santa Barbara City Council
Gloria Soto, Santa Maria City Council