November 2018

We are proud of all our endorsed candidates who were elected:

Gavin Newsom, Governor
Eleni Kounalakis, Lieutenant Governor
Alex Padilla, Secretary of State
Fiona Ma, Treasurer
Betty Yee, Controller
Ricardo Lara, Insurance Commissioner
Malia Cohen, Board of Equalization, District 2
Tony Thurmond, Superintendent of Public Instruction

Dianne Feinstein, United States Senate
Salud Carbajal, United State Congress
Monique Limón, State Assembly

Paula Perotte, Goleta Mayor
James Kyriaco, Goleta City Council
Richard Mayer, Goleta School District
Luz Reyes-Martin, Goleta School District
Kathleen Werner, Goleta Water Board
Cori Hayman, Montecito Water Board
Rose Muñoz, Santa Barbara School District
Robert Miller, Santa Barbara City College Board of Trustee, Area 2
Kate Parker, Santa Barbara City College Board of Trustee, Area 7


Local Measures Recommendations

City of Goleta -  Measure W: Yes - Passed
Santa Barbara County -  Measures G:  Yes - Passed
Measure  H: No - Defeated
City of Santa Barbara -  Measure B: Yes - Passed

Candidates Participating in SBWPC Workshop Win Election

T he Candidate Development Committee held a workshop in August for candidates running or planning to run in elections in the next two years.  Of the six attendees who ran in this recent November 6, 2018 election, five of them won!  The Candidate Development committee is proud to have played a role in the elections of candidates from Ventura to Guadalupe.
The workshop was an intensive and focused on presenting one's platform in an "elevator speech" and in a candidate forum opening statement.  Each cohort of three participants had two coaches to assist with content and style.  
Comments from participants following the workshop included:
"The experience was awesome as was having a supportive environment in which we could learn from each other." 
"The coaches were helpful as they helped me speak with more confidence and they gave me ideas of how to project my voice better. By the following day, I received a compliment after a speech I made to the campaign volunteers as compared to a previous occasion." 
"As a result of this workshop experience I completely redid my approach to my remarks at my Campaign Party last weekend and I think it went well.  At any rate I got some very positive comments about what I said as well as checks and offers of help."
The Candidate Development Team will hold workshops in 2019 to prepare for 2020 races.  If you are considering running for office in the future, please contact : .
Want to Get Involved?
Join a Committee!
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 including the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment Click here for a list of our committees.
Upcoming Events

Young Feminist Read 
"Body and Food"
December 17, 2018, at 6:00
Santa Barbara Public Market
38 W Victoria Street

December Board Meeting
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
5:30 pm - mingling, 5:45 - meeting
American Red Cross, 2707 State Street, enter on Alamar

Participate in Girls Inc.'s national campaign #GirlsToo - Respect Starts Young, focused on sexual harassment and assault in the lives of youth, particularly girls, with actions aimed at addressing the norms and stereotypes that fuel these behaviors. Take the #Girls Too Pledge  and unite with Girls Inc. to shift deeply entrenched norms, stop the sexual harassment and violence that girls face, and create a healthier, safer culture for all young people.


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In collaboration with Youth Interactive, SBWPC has designed a T-shirt graphic to commemorate our 30 years of fighting for feminism, from marching in the streets to a seat at the table. The fist represents the power and strong feminist voice that SBWPC has represented in our community.
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