Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara

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.

Candidate Forum
Event Date: 
Jan 30 2020 - 6:00pm
Event location: 

Santa Barbara’s Central Library’s Faulkner Gallery

Several Candidates are running for office in March 2020 for the Santa Barbara County’s Board of Supervisor seats in Districts 1 and 3.

37th District Forum
Event Date: 
Feb 4 2020 - 6:00pm
Event location: 

Carpinteria City Hall

In March 2020, seven Candidates are running for office in California’s 37th District State Assembly race.

Jan 15 forum
Event Date: 
Jan 15 2020 - 12:00pm
Event location: 

Santa Barbara Central Library, Faulkner Gallery

Feb. 15 Forum: The High Cost of American Incarceration: An Expensive Failure

Action Alerts

District of Columbia residents do not have voting members in the U.S. House and Senate. So they are denied a voice in Congress, even to defend themselves from attacks on their own locally passed laws and citizen backed initiatives.

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.