2018-2019 Events

Community Forums

SEPTEMBER COMMUNITY FORUM: BALLOT MEASURES - WHAT THE LEAGUE RECOMMENDS - AND WHY
DATE & TIME: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM
PLACE: Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 E Anapamu St, Santa Barbara
(NOTE THE DIFFERENT DAY AND TIME)

VOTE WITH THE LEAGUE IN NOVEMBER!

This election, voters face long ballots and are being asked to weigh in on a wide
variety of critical issues. Whether you vote early, by mail, or on Election Day, we’ve made the decisions easier. After careful study and analysis, the League of Women
Voters of California has recommendations on 7 of the 11 propositions. LWVSB has made recommendations on the two Santa Barbara County redistricting measures.

On the statewide ballot, LWVC recommends:
YES – Props 1, 2, and 10
NO – Props 3, 4, 5 and 6

Because League positions do not cover the issues in the other measures (Props 7, 8, 11, and 12), the LWVC is not taking a stand on them. Prop 9 was removed from the ballot.

Go to https://lwvc.org and click on “BALLOT RECOMMENDATIONS” in the top menu. You can download the flyer, and read the recommendations and why LWVC supports or opposes the propositons, in much more depth (keep clicking on “more information”, “get involved”, etc).

Local Ballot Measures:
On the local level, LWVSB supports Measure G2018, a County ordinance put on the ballot by the Board of Supervisors. This measure would create a citizens’ independent redistricting commission for our county, similar to the state redistricting commission and generally conforming to the League’s criteria.

We oppose Measure H2018, an initiative that does not conform to League’s criteria either for choosing redistricting commission members or for process.

If both measures pass, only the measure that gets the most votes will be put into
effect.
Linda Phillips, State & National Action Director, action [at] lwvsantabarbara.org 

OCTOBER COMMUNITY FORUM: IMMIGRATION PART II

WHAT IS HAPPENING TODAY IN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

(a follow-up to the League’s Forum “Immigration 2017”)

DATE & TIME: Wednesday, October 17, 2018, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

PLACE: Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 E. Anapamu St.

 * PLEASE NOTE EVENING TIME*

At our October Community Forum, we will provide information for the general public about “what is happening today” regarding immigration and the current situation affecting new and existing immigrants in Santa Barbara County. The discussion will include information about Federal and State policies and actions, but will focus on local activities of existing and emerging immigrant and community groups, public officials, and law enforcement.

The panelists, who will each speak from their respective viewpoint, are:

Anahi Mendoza, Executive Director of the Santa Barbara County Immigrant Legal Defense Center (ILDC); Jacqueline Inda, Founder and Board member of the Santa Barbara Response Network; Erica Reyes: District Representative for Congressmember Salud Carbajal; ) and Bill Brown, Santa Barbara County Sheriff.

The League never supports or opposes candidates or political parties, but often makes recommendations on ballot measures.

For more information, email or phone: league [at] lwvsantabarbara.org; 805) 965-2422