Records documenting the activities of the League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara, California, from the 1940s to 2015, including
administrative files, issue files, and newsletters.
The League of Women Voters was founded in 1920 by suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt (1859-1947) of the National American Woman
Suffrage Association, as a nonpartisan, grassroots political advocacy group. Since then, the League of Women Voters has opened
state chapters and local Leagues in many congessional districts. Important issues addressed by the League of Women Voters
over the years at the national level have included equal access to education and employment, foreign relations, including
normalization of relations with China, tax reform, voting rights and voter registration, campaign finance reform, and health
care. The League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara (including the communities of Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, and Goleta, California)
has focused on housing and homelessness, oil and gas drilling, land use, equal rights, and immigration, among other important
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