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In 2018, California had one the deadliest and most destructive fire seasons ever with over 1.8 million acres burned. We are working now to better prepare our communities for wildfires and disasters. One focus has been to increase the access to safety information that gives our residents what they need to plan and prepare.
BWOPA is working with Pacific Gas & Electric Company on this, and we hope it makes all of the difference in keeping everyone safe.
People are being asked to prepare a Five Minute Plan to evacuate their homes immediately and watch for Red Flag Warnings. Evacuation orders means you have to leave right away to avoid getting stuck. Preparing a Five Minute Plan gets your family ready to go quickly once you are ordered to leave.
There are steps that must be taken in order to be able to leave in 5 minutes.
  • Mark evacuation routes on map
  • Plan where to go if you can’t come home
  • Put together an emergency supply kit
  • Explain plan to children
  • Practice leaving your home in 5 minutes
Visit PG&E.com to learn more ways to keep you and your family safe during this Wildfire Season.
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Presidential Debate Watch Party

You are invited to join BWOPA, AKA, Niagara Democratic Club, Joy and Justice Initiative and Bayard Rustin LGBT Coalition for the 2020 Presidential Debate Watch Party @ Geoffrey's Inner Circle, Wed July 31st, 5pm.  Doors open at 4:30pm.

RSVP -- http://bit.ly/2MecZhh

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BOSS Helping BOSS Women

We Invite You To Join Us!

BWOPA partners with 100 Black Women of the Bay Area & the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Xi Gamma Omega Chapter for the"BOSS Women Helping BOSS Women" - an initiative set to support women in the Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS) - Career Training and Employment Center (CTEC) program.

In an effort to lift the self-esteem and remove the barriers to be self-sufficient, the collective of black women organizations' goal is to gather women clothing of ALL sizes, to include: slacks, blazers, professional tops, dresses, skirts, shoes, brief bags, purses, and scarves to support their efforts for on the job and for interviews.

Since a large portion of the women in the CTEC programs are formerly incarcerated and/or homeless, many may lack sufficient clothing for interviewing or in a job setting. A large number of the women are excited to obtain a job interview, but are let down when they realize they do not have the proper interview attire.

We ask members of the community to join us in this effort to bring a little more joy in our community.

BOSS works daily to fulfill its mission to help individuals become self-sufficient. Self-sufficiency is the means to be able to support one self without relying on solely on assistance. It is our goal to assist the women of BOSS in their efforts to become self-sufficient and prosperous.

If you are interested in supporting and have gently worn or new clothes for women of all sizes - e-mail staff@bwopa.org for upcoming drop off locations and events.

Or visit www.bwopa.org.

 

 

 

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Legislative Learning Day 2019

Join BWOPA, California Media Coalition, Sistallect and BAPAC for a day of legislative advocacy at the State Capitol.

Gather for morning briefing and attend scheduled meetings with state legislators and key staff to discuss key issues that effect our urban communities on Education, Criminal Justice, Health and Economic Security.

RSVP by May 1st for proper planning purposes.

 

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#Kamala2020

Kamala Harris Officially Announces 2020 Presidential Run

After many rumors and much speculation over the past few months, Senator Kamala Harris (D) announced on Monday she will run for president in the 2020 election.

The California senator first released the news during a Good Morning America interview on Jan. 21, the day the nation honors Martin Luther King Jr. 

Harris later posted her official campaign video on her social media platforms. "The future of our country depends on you and millions of others lifting our voices to fight for our American values. That's why I'm running for president of the United States," she said in the video.

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I'm running for president. Let's do this together. Join us: http://kamalaharris.org 

The announcement of her campaign themed 'For the People', honors and appropriately falls on a historic day, the 47th anniversary of Shirley Chisholm's presidential campaign launch.
Harris is the first African American woman to announce her run for the 2020 presidential race, and the third woman. 

The Howard alumna released her debut memoir, "The Truths We Hold" at the start of 2019, for which she launched a January book tour. The tour was viewed by many as a major hint to her presidential run.

Harris will officially make her announcement in Oakland, California on Jan. 27.

 

Maya J. Boddie

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BWOPA AfterWork Sacramento

Stop by Westin Sacramento on Friday, January 25th for an after-work community reception co-hosted by BWOPA Sacramento Chapter.   Free admission.  RSVP Today

 

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2019 Membership Season!

It's That Time of Year!  RENEW/JOIN the BWOPA Sisterhood. Nine (9) chapters: Oakland/Berkeley | San Francisco/Peninsula | Richmond/Contra Costa | Solano/Napa | Hayward/South County | Fresno/Joaquin Valley | Sacramento | San Jose

BWOPA is committed to increasing the presence of black women in elected office and on boards and commissions.  We are the oldest women's political organization in California -- 50 years strong and on track for 50 more years of advocacy, creating policy and empowering leaders to change.    RENEW/JOIN TODAY!

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BWOPA Empowers!

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WMOakland 2019

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Women's March Oakland 2019

Continuing The Fight for Women's Rights & Equity!   

 

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