Make Your Vote Count
Black women vote at a higher propensity than other groups and have been credited with advancing progressive candidates and causes at the polls. Yet, we continue to be underrepresented in elected government positions. BWWAP is working to change this. We educate voters about issues and candidates, hold public forums aimed at fostering civic engagement, and we endorse and work to elect candidates who understand and are committed to pursuing reproductive justice for all women.
Advancing good policy requires good leaders. BWWAP holds elected officials accountable for honoring Black women’s health needs and recognizing the intersectionality of issues impacting the wellness of Black communities around California—a state where 2.2 million people identify as Black.
Ballot and Voting Guides
Each election year, Black Women for Wellness and Black Women for Wellness Action Project produce a guide to help voters understand California’s many, many ballot measures. In addition to these voter guides, BWWAP holds forums and participates in public debate on initiatives impacting Black women’s health and wellness.
2020 Candidate Endorsements
George GasconGeorge Gascon is the best candidate for District Attorney in Los Angeles. He has a proven record in creating a more just criminal justice system and spearheaded important reforms.
We Woke. We Vote.
In 2020, BWWAP teamed up with Courage CA to encourage Black voters to get to the polls. Through weekly workshops, digital and physical ads, and social media actions we reached over 5 million voters with our message.Learn More