Why We Build Power
Systemic racism and sexism have deep roots, showing up in the policies that influence our health. BWWAP challenges these systems of oppression by shifting the power dynamics that routinely disadvantage women and Black people. Our goal is simple, to use policy, electoral advocacy, and the power of narrative to reimagine a just new future where Black women and girls thrive.
Our commitment to understanding and elevating the health needs of Black women has earned us a reputation as policy experts in California. We harness the power of community organizing to elect leaders who share our mission, and we create media content that drives the narrative around reproductive justice. Unacceptable health disparities continue to grow in our state, and we use every tool available to advance equity for Black women.
We hold our elected leaders accountable for honoring Black women’s health needs. We educate voters, endorse candidates, and work to elect champions who will recognize the intersectionality of these needs and fight to prioritize them.
We dismantle oppressive structures by advocating for local, state, and federal policies that protect and advance reproductive justice. Each year, we sponsor several pieces of state legislation and work with activists and elected allies to get our bills signed into law.
Support the first 501(c)4 organization in the country focused on Black women’s reproductive justice.
Headquartered in Los Angeles with a satellite office in Stockton, we build the collective legislative and political power of Black women and girls throughout California.Donate Today
You Deserve Better
You Deserve Better is a campaign by Black Women for Wellness Action Project and Courage California. Using a speculative fiction format, we take a closer look at the horrors of crisis pregnancy centers.Learn More
Together, we defeated the attempted right-wing power grab and democracy lives to see another day in California! Californians understood the assignment and executed accordingly. This win is not just about keeping Gov. Newsom in office. It is about Saving Democracy and affirming the voice of our state’s citizens. BWWAP worked hard to help secure this victory, engaging in media and field efforts to defeat this initiative and preserve progressive policies and values that advance the health and well-being of Black women.Visit
BWWAP has been working hard to reach Californians and urge them to VOTE NO on the recall election. We have called thousands of voters and placed ads across the state because this is a chance to make our voices heard and protect our democracy! We urge Californians to cast their NO vote on or before Tuesday, September 14th.Learn More
Black Women for Wellness Action Project vehemently opposes the Texas abortion ban and we are deeply saddened to learn of the Supreme Court’s recent 5-4 decision blocking review of Texas’s unduly restrictive abortion legislation, S.B. 8.Learn More