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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Unbought & Unbossed GOTV

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The entire community is invited to join us along with Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Bay Area residents, churches and community organizations to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Shirley Chisholm’s historic election to Congress!

We will screen the documentary Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed, hear from Congresswoman Lee on the importance of voting in the Tuesday, November 6 midterm election, and enjoy entertainment from some of the Bay Area’s finest artists! Invite your family, friends and neighbors to share in this wonderful evening!

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East Bay Candidates General Election Forum 2018

Organizing for Power | East Bay Candidate & Voter Education Forum

Wednesday, September 20, 2018, 5:30pm - 9pm

Merritt College, Huey P Newton / Bobby Seal Student Lounge

12500 Campus Drive, Oakland

5:30pm       Refreshments

6–9pm        Candidates Forum

Members, friends, and community join us for an educational evening to evaluate the 2018 General Election candidates on their prospective to create and implement legislation policies and resources to positively impact the Black community and other communities of color.

Invited local candidates & representatives for Assembly District 15, City Council and School Board 2, 4 & 6, Oakland Mayor, Oakland Auditor, Peralta Community College District Trustees, and more!  Plus ballot initiative discussion and voter education resource area.

Sponsored by Merritt College Office of Student Activities & Campus Life, Black Elected Officials of the Bay Area, Black Women Organized for Political Action and Niagara Democratic Club 

In partnership with: AKA Xi Gamma Omega, Bayard Rustin LGBT Coalition, BOSS, Community Giving Foundation, Delta Sigma Theta Berkeley Alumnae Chapter, Omega Phi Psi, 100 Black Men, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, SPEEDCO and Teacher Diversity Project.

RSVP www.organizingforpower.eventbrite.com 

 

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Celebrating 50

BWOPA'S 50th Anniversary

 

 

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State Superintendent of Public Instruction Candidates Forum

Saturday, September 15th

11am

Holy Names University, 3500 Mountain Blvd, Oakland

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Black Women have stood in the forefront of every political battle, particularly in California. We have led the fight for equity that many benefit from today. Unfortunately, we are not experiencing the fruits of our labor on many different fronts. Education is one of the most concerning.

Our children are failing.

As Black Women Leaders, Mothers, Grandmothers, Caregivers and Registered Voters, we have some questions! So #Sistallect, #CaliforniaBlackMedia, Black Women Organized for Political Action (#BWOPA) and some powerhouse Black Women Leaders from throughout the state came together to host a forum for the Superintendent for Public Instruction race with the two candidates – @TonyThurmond and @MarshallTuck.

Join us at the Candidates Forum #BlackStudentsMatter #BlackMamasMatters #RespectBlackWomen

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New SF Board President Malia Cohen!

Supervisor Malia Cohen was elected board of supervisors president, replacing London Breed who will be taking over as mayor of San Francisco. 

It was a unanimous vote during Tuesday's board of supervisors meeting where Breed presided over her last meeting as president. Breed had said she was stepping down to focus on preparing for her new job as mayor. Breed starts her new job July 11. 

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Congratulations Mayor London Breed!

THIS IS WHAT WINNING LOOKS LIKE!
CONGRATULATIONS TO MAYOR LONDON BREED
Your BWOPA sisters are so excited and proud for your hard work, leadership and service.
#mayorlondonbreed #bwopaendorsed #blackgirlmagic
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