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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.

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Census 2020 Forum

MARCH COMMUNITY FORUM: Census 2020 - How will it affect you?
DATE: March 20, 2019
TIME: 12 Noon to 2:00PM
LOCATION: Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is preparing for the 2020 United States Census count. The data collected by the decennial census determines how seats are apportioned for the U.S. House of Representatives and is also used to distribute billions in federal funds to local communities. There is so much more to know.

How will the US Census affect the State and local community of Santa Barbara? What are the National, State and League of Women Voters roles in collecting census data? What is “complete” count? What are the fears and solutions regarding immigrants and security of personal data? What information does the census collect from the basic census questions and from the more expansive and mandatory American Community Survey?

Just the Beginning: Voting as a Right and a Fight
News

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 jtb.intersectionsTV.com.

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

April Community Forum
News

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.

Newsletter

The February/March 2019 Channel Voter Newsletter is now online!

Find out what's happening in the New Year & join us for your League's work of "Making Democracy Work!"

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