Black Women Organized for Political Action’s (BWOPA) mission is to activate, motivate, promote, support, and educate African-American women about the political process, encourage involvement, and to affirm our commitment to, and solving of, those problems affecting the African-American community.
African-Americans have higher rates of chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, obesity, HIV/AIDS and cancer. African-Americans also are more likely to suffer from depression and substance abuse, and have less access to quality care due to financial barriers and lack of insurance.
High school and college completion rates are lower for African-Americans than for the general population. Urban schools in which African Americans are concentrated are under-resourced.
Criminal Justice Reform
African American youth and adults are more likely to be incarcerated than their white counterparts.
Rates of poverty and unemployment are higher in the African American community than in the general population. African Americans are also less likely to own their own businesses than non-African Americans, and have less access to job training programs.
BWOPA has partnered with WEVAX and the state of California Department of Public Health to launch BLACK+VAXXED – a public awareness campaign designed to give the Black community the facts and insight necessary to make an informed decision about the vaccine.
The Pandemic Is Not Over! Please join us and a growing number of committed and concerned leaders, advocates and allies supporting the Black community’s journey to health during the pandemic as we pledge to reduce exposure, infection and the spread of COVID-19.
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