The Indivisible Santa Barbara Mayor’s Questionnaire

The Santa Barbara Mayoral Election is one of the most hotly contested in recent memory. It comes when the stability of our federal government seems to threaten our local way of life. It has been said that “All politics are local.”

In that spirit, Indivisible Santa Barbara asked the five mayoral candidates – Cathy Murillo, Bendy White, Frank Hotchkiss, Angel Martinez and Hal Conklin – to respond to the following questions.

We hope to hear from the candidates! We will bring you their answers as they respond.

Be sure to mail in your ballot! Continue reading “The Indivisible Santa Barbara Mayor’s Questionnaire”

IndivisibleSB is Moving Forward!

Put us on your calendar to attend our second large community meeting of INDIVISIBLE resisters to the current federal regime and policies. Speakers will describe

  • our current efforts
  • our updated organizational structure, and
  • how we and other Indivisible chapters work together.

If you came before, come again to get the latest.

If you don’t know much about Indivisible and want to be part of Santa Barbara’s largest anti-Trump organization, come and bring a friend.

8.26.17 – Town Hall: Becerra, Carbajal, Jackson, Limón

By Rick Closson, ISB Staff Writer

Panelists Carbajal, Jackson, Limón, Becerra

This was a squeaky clean political town hall meeting unlike any we’ve seen for some Republicans. It was held jointly by three local representatives coinciding with the visit of California’s Attorney General, Xavier Becerra. A popular 12-term Congressman, Becerra was tapped this year by Governor Jerry Brown to be California’s first Latino Attorney General when Kamala Harris was elected Senator. The Attorney General serves a 4-year term and Becerra will be on the 2018 ballot, perhaps partially explaining his visit to Santa Barbara.

Continue reading “8.26.17 – Town Hall: Becerra, Carbajal, Jackson, Limón”

7.27.17 – “Conspiracies and Power”

By Michael Vilkin, Events Chairman
Indivisible Santa Barbara

The evening was offered as an opportunity for IndivisibleSB members to
a) meet likeminded locals in a social setting ✅
b) learn the latest social science on a current political topic ✅
c) contribute to the public discussion, ✅ and
d) support our Congressman ????

Check. Check. Check. Cheque.

Continue reading “7.27.17 – “Conspiracies and Power””

7.2.17 – Our First Independence Day BBQ

Jennie, Salud, and Christina

The day began with Santa Barbara’s typical summer high marine layer but the temperature warmed up as we all expected. Drinks in the ice bucket and patriotic table coverings set the mood as Indivisibles filtered in with provisions. Sandy and Bill made sure everyone signed in and got a nametag and miniflag. Christina and Richard put up the Indivisible Santa Barbara banner and Rick set out chairs, patio umbrellas and Old Glory. Continue reading “7.2.17 – Our First Independence Day BBQ”

6.25.17 – Tania Israel: Beyond the Bubble: How to Engage in Dialogue Across Political Lines

Interactive Seminar by Dr. Tania Israel, Karpeles Manuscript Library, June 25,2017

By RC, ISB Staff Writer

Approximately three-dozen participants attended this excellent combination presentation, seminar, and workshop on one of the most pressing issues today. With daily news topics seemingly lit in flashing neon by inflamed speakers and incoherent tweets, it’s often difficult to agree on what are “the most pressing issues.” But there is collective dismay across the American political spectrum at the polarization of partisan discussions. If there is middle ground, no one is standing on it. Tribalism is the new buzzword. Continue reading “6.25.17 – Tania Israel: Beyond the Bubble: How to Engage in Dialogue Across Political Lines”

5.17.17 – Naomi Klein: Our Environmental Future: Connection, Collaboration, Creation

Lecture by Naomi Klein, Granada Theater, May 17, 2017
By ISB staff writer

“Our Environmental Future: Connection, Collaboration, and Creation,” was the title of environmental activist Naomi Klein’s lecture at the Granada Theater on May 17. The lecture, sponsored by UCSB’s Arts and Lectures, and Pacific Standard Magazine, was the kick-off event for the Women and the Environment conference held in Santa Barbara May 17-18, and was attended by a very enthusiastic audience. Continue reading “5.17.17 – Naomi Klein: Our Environmental Future: Connection, Collaboration, Creation”