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A Voice For Citizens, A Force For Change; Because democracy is not a spectator sport

The League of Women Voters does not support or oppose candidates or political parties. The League encourages informed and active participation in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy. 

View our Forum Program Videos: clean energy; immigration; violence against women; physical health, mental health and housing; and more on LWV Santa Barbara Youtube Channel You can also subscribe to our channel from this link.

Consider attending LWV Santa Barbara committee meetings. See the Opportunity is Knocking brochure for more information.

April Community Forum

APRIL COMMUNITY FORUM: The Climate Crisis and Our Community - Sea-Level Rise and Health Impacts
Date: April 17
Time: 12 – 2 pm
Location: Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara
How will the climate crisis affect our community? This forum will look at the range of impacts and focus on sea-level rise and human health effects, and what we can do. Panelists will include Sigrid Wright, CEO/Executive Director of the Community Environmental Council, Linda Rudolph, MD, MPH, Director of the Center for Climate Change and Health at the Public Health Institute, local planners, and health experts.


The April/May 2019 Channel Voter Newsletter is now online.

Find out what's happening in the upcoming months at the League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara. We are "Making Democracy Work!"

To read our current April/May Channel Voter and our email Updates, click on "Newsletter" in the Menu on this Homepage, click on the newsletter image above, or go to "Read More".

Discussion Groups

Our topic of discussion in April will be "How do YOU lower your carbon footprint?" We will exchange ideas and information on what we personally do, or can do, to reduce our carbon footprint. Vijaya (vjinsb [at] can provide links to a LWVC video and other resources by email upon request. RSVP and attend any of the three discussion groups.

For information on date, time & location of each of the three groups, please click on "Read more."

Just the Beginning: Voting as a Right and a Fight

Watch this new promotional video for Beth Pitton-August's documentary film about 100 years of women's political power. Released on International Women's Day, the film will tell the story of the League of Women Voters and allies (LWVSB is a proud supporter of the project). Beth needs help now to keep filming! To learn more about the film and to donate, visit

Click on "Read more" for a link to the promotional video.