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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, March 14, 2016

Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee Endorses Candidates for President, US Senate, and County Supervisors

Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee Endorses Candidates for
President, US Senate, and County Supervisors

Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee is happy to announce the following endorsements:

Hillary Clinton for United States President

Hillary Clinton is a formidable candidate for President. She has demonstrated her ability to take on opponents and supports many of the positions SBWPC has championed. We believe she will continue to be a champion for women and families as President. This is the best opportunity to elect the first female President, which would be a remarkable and long-awaited victory.

Kamala Harris for United States Senator, California

Kamala Harris, Attorney General for the State of California, has a strong record in the area of civil rights and has acted in her capacity as Attorney General to combat cyber crime, the trafficking of women and girls, and to eliminate obstacles to voting (she supports the Voting Rights Act). She has been involved with making changes in how juveniles are treated in the justice system, has worked to reduce truancy, and has supported efforts to reduce gun violence. She is a champion for women and will be a great Senator.

Das Williams for Santa Barbara County Supervisor (District 1)

Das Williams will continue his work for Santa Barbara County as Supervisor. Das is very knowledgeable about the issues, challenges and opportunities facing the County and demonstrated his breadth of knowledge of complex policy issues. He has mentored women in the community and has actively campaigned for the election of other SBWPC endorsed candidates. We believe he will continue to champion SBWPC’s positions.

Joan Hartmann for Santa Barbara County Supervisor (District 3)

Joan Hartmann is a knowledgeable, sincere, and forthright candidate. She embodies the mission and values of SBWPC, having been a pioneer as the first female faculty member and director of the Public Policy program for Claremont College. She has demonstrated great depth in many critical policy areas for the third district and the County as a whole. She will bring a fresh perspective to the Board of Supervisors and has a proven track record of collaboration with diverse stakeholder groups, a key trait for a Supervisor. We believe she will be a strong advocate for women and families.


As announced earlier, SBWPC has also endorsed Monique Limon for California State Assembly (37th District) and re-endorsed Hannah-Beth Jackson for California State Senate (19th District).

You can find out more information on the Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee Endorsement process at our website at sbwpc.org

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Our Vision
To achieve a society based upon the feminist values of social, political and economic gender equality.

Our Mission
As a non-partisan political action committee, the Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee endorses the candidacies of women and men who support our positions and promote a feminist agenda. SBWPC is committed to taking social action against discrimination based on gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age or ability.To promote and fund these goals, SBWPC provides such events as Candidate Skills Workshops, Endorsement Meetings, Annual Dinners, Presidents’ Circle Luncheons, Community Outreach Events and Educational Forums.

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