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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS
OF SANTA BARBARA
RSVP Now for LWVSB Annual Meeting
Saturday, June 13
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church 

The business meeting for members will start at 9:30

a.m., followed by lunch and an update on current legislation for women by guest speaker Hannah-Beth Jackson. There is no  

charge for the business meeting.

The luncheon meeting--which is 

open to the public--costs $35.

 

RSVP by Thursday at 5 p.m. to Joanie Jones, 965-2422, or cnjjones@cox.net. You can also contact Joanie for help arranging transportation. Please send a check for LWVSB Annual Meeting to 328 East Carrillo Street, Suite A, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. If you are a member you should have received an information packet.   

 

Sen. Jackson will discuss her current legislation, primarily around her work as the Chair of the Legislative Women's Caucus. The Caucus has chosen priority legislation around four central pillars: Equal pay and job opportunities, access to childcare, family friendly workplaces and building economic security by addressing poverty.

 

One of Sen. Jackson's bill, The Fair Pay Act (SB 358), will strengthen the state's existing equal pay law by eliminating loopholes that prevent effective enforcement and empowering employees to discuss pay without fear of retaliation.

 

Hannah-Beth Jackson represents the 19th Senate District in the California State Senate, which includes all of Santa Barbara County and western Ventura County. An educator, former small business owner and former Deputy District Attorney, she represented the 35th Assembly District from 1998 to 2004 in the California State Assembly.

 

In the Senate, she is chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and serves on several key committees, including Environmental Quality Committee, the Natural Resources Committee, the Labor and Industrial Relations Committee, and the Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee. She's also chair of the California Legislative Women's Caucus.

 

Married to retired Superior Court Judge George Eskin, she has a daughter, two stepchildren and five grandchildren.

 

Trinity Lutheran Evangelical Church is located at 909 La Cumbre Road, Santa Barbara. A parking lot is on La Cumbre near Foothill.  

Contact Your Elected Officials
For Homeless Services Budget Funds 

 

This is the letter sent from LWVSB, but please make a phone call or send an email to the county supervisors in your own words. The Santa Barbara City Council held its budget hearing today (Monday), with a majority of the council supporting Common Ground and Casa Esperanza homeless services. Click here for contact information for the supervisors.

 

TO: Santa Barbara City Council and Santa Barbara County Supervisors

FROM: The League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara, Social Policy Interest Group

RE: Support for funding to programs that provide services to people experiencing homelessness

 

Dear Santa Barbara City Council and County Board of Supervisors,

 

The League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy. We only advocate for issues where we have taken positions. In all of these areas we have well developed policy positions:

 

The LWVSB supports comprehensive, flexible and effective mental health legislation and programs for adults and children needing preventive help, maintenance, treatment and rehabilitation. We want to see improved financing for locally administered mental health programs. When addressing homelessness the LWVSB supports the joint planning and coordination by federal, state, county and city government entities with the private sector, including non-profit and private organizations, the business community and private citizens. The magnitude and diversity of the needs of the homeless require active participation at every level of government with the private sector in Santa Barbara.

 

The LWVSB supports appropriate solutions with adequate financing, to respond to both short term and long term needs of homeless people. These include the provision of better access to existing social services, emphasis on affordable housing, including subsidized rentals, and establishment of criteria for shelter services to include counseling and referral of those with special needs. The League of Women Voters of California, which we belong to, supports measures which will enable the judicial system of the state to provide for all citizens adequate access to legal services. This means adequately funded government supported legal assistance programs which provide legal aid to those unable to pay.

 

We therefore hope that you will consider funding for homeless street outreach, supportive services and permanent housing for people experiencing homelessness.

 

Thank you for your consideration.

Conny Clark Memorial Service

& Potluck Reception, Unitarian Society 

Saturday, June 6, 10:30 a.m.

 

Carnzu "Conny" Clark passed away May 26 at the age of 100. She joined LWVSB in 1968--47 years ago. She continued her membership and support for the League with contributions through the years.  

 

She was a longtime resident of Santa Barbara, a member of the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara for 37 years and founding member of several non-profit organizations. She was honored for her service by the League and many others. You are invited to help celebrate her life and stay for the potluck reception after the service.

 

Read this for more information about Conny's life. 

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Dear Members and Friends,
The League of Women Voters is a great way to stay informed and to make a difference in civic life by doing hands-on work to safeguard democracy. Like any organization, doing the work of the League costs money.
We hope to inspire you to make a financial contribution to the League at whatever level you can afford. And we thank everyone who has already donated. Your gift helps to cover LWVSB operating costs, including our Channel Voter newsletter and Community Forums on critical issues such as District Elections, Immigration, and Crimes against Women. We also continue to conduct candidate forums and ballot measure talks.

We are focusing on expanding the diversity of our membership and outreach using media through videotaping and translating many of these events; these are posted on both our website and YouTube.

Your LWV Santa Barbara Board asks you to join us in giving financial support to our programs. You can show you understand the importance of our mission by contributing now. Please help us to continue our work.

Please make your Together Again 2015 contribution today. Thank you!
Sincerely,
Your LWVSB Board
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Our Channel Voter is now being mailed only to members without email addresses. There is no newsletter during the summer. But you will continue receiving League information via these emails, the occasional letter and on the website. You can view the April-May Channel Voter online. 

We hope to see you soon.

Sincerely,

Joanie Jones and Susan Shank
Co-Presidents
League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara 


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