Welcome to the Indivisible Santa Barbara group. We are part of a national movement inspired by indivisibleguide.com. (También en Español.) Groups exist in every state, and in almost every city.  (Not from Santa Barbara? Find your group here.) See our Indivisible Santa Barbara guiding principles here.

ISB Supports Unite for Justice Rally


Rick and Cathy Closson feel the love from our representatives, Salud Carbajal, Hannah-Beth Jackson and Monique Limón at the Unite for Justice rally to protest the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh.


ISB FOCUS: Political Engagement and Get Out the Vote

Background: Approximately 42% of eligible voters failed to vote in 2016. Though reasons vary, ranging from restrictive voter id laws, to increased polling place closures, to voter apathy, in order to be successful this November we need to galvanize these nonvoters and motivate them to go to the polls. GOTV efforts will ramp up during the final weeks before the Nov. 6 midterms, but there are many important things we can do before then to engage voter interest, increase turnout and support civic participation.

What We Can Do

  1. Join Indivisible Santa Barbara and other volunteers to phone bank for Andrew Janz in CA-22.  This is the critical race against Devin Nunes that will far reaching impacts if the seat can be flipped.
    – The phone banking will be in a private house in San Roque on Sat. Oct 6 from 3:30-5:30 and Sunday, Oct 14 from 3:30-5:30.
    – To volunteer contact Joan (jberlineragress@gmail.com, 805-898-9099) or Leslie (leslierst4@gmail.com, 805-687-5031).
  2. Volunteer with the UCSB Voter Registration Volunteer Coalition’s voter registration events almost every day until the last day to register to vote on October 22nd! Sign up here if you are interested in volunteering!
  3. Volunteer for the voter registration drive at Santa Barbara City College.  To volunteer contact Vanessa at vyvera@pipeline.sbcc.edu.
  4.  Make a plan to vote.  Election Day is Tuesday, November 6!
    Last day to register: Monday, October 22
    Online registration: https://registertovote.ca.go
  5. Indivisible Santa Barbara has created an Activist Buddy Network to bring people together with shared interests on specific issues and candidates. Participating in GOTV activities with a friend or “activist buddy” can reinforce your commitment and be fun as well. Studies show that personal interaction with voters is one of the most powerful tools to encourage people to vote. Volunteer for a campaign to canvas your neighborhood and talk to voters. Contact Democratic Party Headquarters in Santa Barbara for opportunities to engage with voters about candidates and ballot issues. You can help to register voters whether by participating in an organized registration drive or just by making sure your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors are registered before the October 22 deadline. Offer to help voters find out where their polling place is. As simple as it may sound, remind people when the election is—Tuesday, November 6—and encourage them to make a plan to vote. Click here to see more ideas about being part of GOTV and winning this Nov. 6.

Guiding Principles

In California, we are in a unique position to embolden not only our Members of Congress, but also our California state legislators, who have declared California’s intent to lead the charge against harmful federal policies. Our leaders need to hear our voices: our calls, letters, emails, personal stories, and in-person meetings count. These actions directly strengthen our Elected Representatives in Congress.  This group is dedicated to providing  the most effective daily and weekly actions possible, and we encourage our members to make them part of their daily routine.

We are growing daily and need YOU to become an organizer, spearhead a committee, make calls, write letters, blog, attend meetings, and more.

  1. We are an inclusive community.
  2. We are Indivisible. We do not propose policy, but are united in our pursuit to oppose harmful legislation.
    • We have a zero-tolerance policy toward in-fighting. As long as Liberals, Progressives, Democrats, and Moderates engage in a circular firing squad, we give our power to the minority–Extreme Conservatives win.
  3. We believe that citizens must act where we live, interacting with our own Members of Congress. We strive to take regular action, daily, weekly, monthly.
  4. We are patriotic Americans.
  5. We believe in peaceful actions, we do not condone violence.

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Upcoming Events of Interest

Date/Time Event
Thursday, October 11 - Saturday, November 10
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Democratic Party of SB County Phone Banking
    Democratic Party of Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara CA
Friday, October 12 - Monday, December 10
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fed Up? Show Up! Peace Corner
    Carpinteria Ave & Linden Ave, Carpinteria CA
Tuesday, October 16
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Undocumented Student Resource Fair
    Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara CA
Tuesday, October 16
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Democratic Party of SB County Phone Banking
    Democratic Party of Santa Barbara County, Santa Barbara CA
Tuesday, October 16
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Electoral Phone Banks - Santa Barbara & Ventura
    Planned Parenthood – Santa Barbara Health Center, Santa Barbara CA
Tuesday, October 16
5:00 pm
Swing Left Academy Webinar: Knock Doors! Canvassing Training
    Tuesday, October 16
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
    Social Justice Book Club
      Santa Barbara Public Library, Santa Barbara CA
    Tuesday, October 16
    7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
    Film Screening/Discussion: Harlan County, USA
      Pollock Theater, Isla Vista CA
    Tuesday, October 16
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    IWC 2018 Study Circle: Founding Vision of the Republic II
      Institute of World Culture, Santa Barbara CA
    Tuesday, October 16
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Campus Dems Host Congressman Carbajal & Assemblymember Limón

      To view more events, click here.