Making Democracy Work

A Voice For Citizens, A Force For Change; Because democracy is not a spectator sport

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
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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.
Why did California Raise The Minimum Wage?
Wednesday, May 18 May Community Forum
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See the event flyer
Community Forums are held the third Wednesday of the month at the Louise Lowry Davis Center, 1232 De la Vina St., noon to 2 p.m. They are always free and open to the public. You are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch and your friends. Parking behind the Center is free during the forums.

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Non-Partisan Voter Information for the Primary Election, June 7
See the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund's Website and Voter Toolkit including:

Who can vote for President in the June 7 Primary Election?

Pros y Contras
Pros and Cons
View and download the June 2016 Easy Voter Guide in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean



LWVSB voter information:

Find your ballot and candidate information on Voter's Edge (the new improved SmartVoter)

Here are the deadlines for the election

LWVSB Candidate Forums: Primary Election, June 7

3rd District Supervisorial Wednesday, April 27, 7-9 pm Isla Vista School, 6875 El Colegio Rd, Goleta
Watch the video in English here
Watch the video in Spanish here

1st District Supervisorial Saturday, April 30, 2-3:30 pm Franklin Elementary School Multipurpose Room, 1111 E. Mason St., Santa Barbara
Watch the video in English here
Watch the video in Spanish here

3rd District Supervisorial Monday, May 2, 7-9 pm St. Mark's-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, Los Olivos Co-sponsored with WE Watch and Santa Ynez Valley
Watch the video here

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LWV recommendation on Prop. 50 June 7 Vote YES on Prop 50

Electing the President

Now available: the newly updated edition of Electing our President 2016

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View our Forum Program Videos: clean energy, immigration, violence against women and more on LWV Santa Barbara Youtube Channel