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  • League of Women Voters , Creative Housing Solutions in Our Community
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    League of Women Voters , Creative Housing Solutions in Our Community

    We are in the middle of an affordable housing crisis. For every 100 extremely low-income households in need of an affordable apartment only 29 are available. It is time for government leaders, the private sector and nonprofits to get creative and serious about solutions.

    Some available solutions to be discussed by the panel include: home share, small and tiny houses, social impact investment, reducing building costs, supportive housing, zoning and regulation changes, rent stabilization and right to counsel, revenue measures and other ways to open the doors to affordability.

  • The Climate Crisis and Our Community - Sea-Level Rise and Health Impacts
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    The Climate Crisis and Our Community - Sea-Level Rise and Health Impacts

    How will the climate crisis affect our community? What are we seeing? What can we do? This
    forum will look at the impacts for our region overall and focus on two areas of impacts: sea-level rise and human health effects.

    “It seems everyone now has a story about how climate change is affecting them and their families,” said Sigrid Wright, CEO/Executive Director of the Community Environmental Council.
    Wright will provide an overview of the range of climate impacts expected for our region at the Community Forum.

  • Census 2020:  How will it affect you?
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    Census 2020: How will it affect you?

    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 the basic census questions and the more expansive and mandatory American Community Survey?

  • Santa Barbara’s Foster Youth: Are We Providing What They Need to Succeed?
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    Santa Barbara’s Foster Youth: Are We Providing What They Need to Succeed?

    An overview of Santa Barbara County’s Foster Care system will be presented by Gwyn Lurie who chaired the Santa Barbara County Child Welfare Safety Net Task Force and served for eight years as a member of the Montecito Union School Board, and Wendy Read, an attorney with local and state experience in foster care advocacy.
    An expert panel of speakers will be discussing Santa Barbara’s foster care’s challenges, trends and hopeful solutions, including:
    Kim Davis, Executive Director of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Santa Barbara County  

  • League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara  January Community Forum:  Homelessness and Housing- Updating Our Local Position
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    League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara January Community Forum: Homelessness and Housing- Updating Our Local Position

    Speakers will update the public on the new home for good Santa Barbara County coordinated entry system. Experts will address the coordinated entry system including Street Outreach, Emergency Shelter and Housing and discuss local data and long-term solutions.
     

  • BEYOND THE BUBBLE: HOW TO ENGAGE IN DIALOGUE ACROSS PARTY LINES
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    BEYOND THE BUBBLE: HOW TO ENGAGE IN DIALOGUE ACROSS PARTY LINES

    It can be difficult to bridge the political divide. How do we talk with people who hold political views that are different from our own? Is there a path forward, out of conflict, toward understanding and common ground? This interactive workshop will prepare you to engage in dialogue by building skills for listening, managing emotions and perspective talking. People of all political persuasions can benefit from this program.

  • League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara presents: IMMIGRATION UPDATE COMMUNITY FORUM
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    League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara presents: IMMIGRATION UPDATE COMMUNITY FORUM

    The purpose of the forum is to inform the general public about “what is happening today” regarding immigration and the current treatment of new and current immigrants in Santa Barbara County.

    The discussion will include general information about of Federal and State actions, but will be centered on local activities of existing and emerging community groups, public officials, volunteers, affected immigrants and law enforcement personnel.

    Invited Speakers are:

  • League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara presents: IMMIGRATION UPDATE COMMUNITY FORUM
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    League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara presents: IMMIGRATION UPDATE COMMUNITY FORUM

    The purpose of the forum is to inform the general public about “what is happening today” regarding immigration and the current treatment of new and current immigrants in Santa Barbara County.

    The discussion will include general information about of Federal and State actions, but will be centered on local activities of existing and emerging community groups, public officials, volunteers, affected immigrants and law enforcement personnel.

    Invited Speakers are:

  • League of Women Voters and Goleta Library: National Voter Registration Day
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    League of Women Voters and Goleta Library: National Voter Registration Day

    GOLETA, CA - 9/13/2018
    On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, the Goleta Valley Library will participate in National Voter Registration Day, a non-partisan voter registration drive. Volunteers will be available to assist with the registration process to ensure every eligible voter has an opportunity to register and vote in the 2018 election.
    We choose who will govern us!
    With US Senate, US House of Representatives, the Governor race and more happening in a few weeks, every eligible American voter should exercise their right to be heard at the ballot box.

  • League of Women Voters> FORUM TO DISCUSS PROS/CONS OF ALL STATE PROPOSITIONS AND LOCAL BALLOT MEASURES NOVEMBER BALLOT
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    League of Women Voters> FORUM TO DISCUSS PROS/CONS OF ALL STATE PROPOSITIONS AND LOCAL BALLOT MEASURES NOVEMBER BALLOT

    The League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara and the Education Fund of the League will moderate a forum to discuss the state ballot propositions and the local ballot Measures on the November 6 State of California General Election Ballot.
    All eleven state measures will be discussed along with local measures affecting Santa Barbara City and County, including county redistricting and charter amendments.

  • LWV Community Forum: State Propositions and Local Ballot Measure Recommendations
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    LWV Community Forum: State Propositions and Local Ballot Measure Recommendations

    At the September Community Forum, the LWV's recommendations on seven of the eleven California State propositions will be explained, along with two SB County redistricting commission measures on the ballot in November. League members and speakers from other organizations will present information on the ballot measures. 
     
    This is an advocacy forum.

    The LWVSB Education Fund will also host an impartial Voter Service forum on the Pros and Cons on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Faulkner Gallery of the Santa Barbara Public Library.

  • League of Women Voters forum: What is the Evolving Role of Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) as a California Community College?
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    League of Women Voters forum: What is the Evolving Role of Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) as a California Community College?

    In 2016 the League of Women Voters of California completed its Study of Higher Education, which dealt with widespread criticism of the failure of California’s three-tiered system (of Community Colleges, State Universities and UC campuses) to meet the demand for more students ready to join the job market with a Baccalaureate degree in hand.

  • Candidate Forums—SB City Council District 3, SB County Sheriff
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    Candidate Forums—SB City Council District 3, SB County Sheriff

    The League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara, Education Fund will present two informative forums.
    #1. Santa Barbara District Three (Westside) has four candidates:
    Oscar Gutierrez, Elizabeth Hunter, Ken Rivas and Michael Vidal will respond to question of the League of Women Voters moderator.
    To be held at Harding Elementary School Auditorium, 1625 Robbins St, SB
    Tuesday, May 1, 6-7:30 pm
    #2. Santa Barbara County Sheriff has three candidates:
    Sheriff Bill Brown, Lt. Brian Olmstead and Lt. Eddie Hsueh

  • FAKE NEWS: Can Democracy Survive?
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    FAKE NEWS: Can Democracy Survive?

    Wikipedia defines it as: “Fake news is a type of yellow journalism or propaganda that consists of deliberate misinformation or hoaxes spread via traditional print and broadcast news media or online social media.” Can we learn to detect Fake news? What are “bots”and how is social media compromised by Fake News? What was the extent of Russian involvement in the 2016 election and what were their goals?

  • A Sneak Preview and Fundraiser: Just the Beginning: A Century of Women's Political Power
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    A Sneak Preview and Fundraiser: Just the Beginning: A Century of Women's Political Power

    You will get a sneak preview of the work in progress (the premiere of the concept trailer) for the film "Just the Beginning: A Century of Women's Political Power" (working title), which former LWVSB Co-President Beth Pitton- August is producing to celebrate the League of Women Voters' 100th birthday and the ratification of the 19th amendment in 2020. 

  • HOW SAFE ARE OUR ELECTIONS? A League of Women Voters forum
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    HOW SAFE ARE OUR ELECTIONS? A League of Women Voters forum

    The League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara will present an important informational forum regarding the safety of our elections from outside manipulation. National news has been dominated by the Russian hacking allegations of the 2016 elections, questions were raised that never had to be considered before.

    To answer these and other questions Joe Holland, County Clerk and Recorder will be presenting his research including a list of Frequently Asked
    Questions. His research has taken him to Washington DC where he has consulted with the FBI.

  • League of Women Voters forum: Understanding Reproductive Rights and Health
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    League of Women Voters forum: Understanding Reproductive Rights and Health

    The League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara will present a timely and informational forum on the League’s position regarding reproductive rights/health with an emphasis on new laws and regulations, changing societal norms, nature of public health agencies, and historical context of the continuing reproductive rights discussion.

    Our speakers will be Laury Oaks, PhD, Professor of Feminist Studies at UCSB, Van Do-Reynoso, PhD, Director of Public Health for Santa Barbara County; and Jenna Tosh, PhD, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood California Central Coast.

  • WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING ON THE SOUTH COAST?
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    WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING ON THE SOUTH COAST?

    Since that has long been the goal of our local governments, the League is eager to learn what these new laws will mean for rental housing on our South Coast area. For the first time these anti-NIMBY laws allow no reduction in housing units without serious penalties. They also provide funding mechanisms to build more affordable rental units. They will completely change how housing projects are approved in the future.