Political Action Committee (PAC)

The Political Action Committee of BPW/WA depends upon donations from its members to support candidates running for a political office. These candidates must be approved by the BPW/WA PAC Committee. Candidates can request BPW/WA PAC Endorsement below.

BPW/WA PAC was established as a Political Action Committee (BPW/PAC) to assist women and pro-women candidates who support BPW’s legislative platform by providing campaign contributions and endorsements. As the financial muscle behind BPW’s state legislative agenda, individual members can contribute to BPW/WA PAC to show a collective force of BPW members in the Washington political process.

BPW/WA PAC is supported solely by voluntary contributions from BPW/WA members and is governed by the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

BPW/PAC endorses women and men, Republicans and Democrats, and candidates from every governmental division of Washington State. Each candidate that is endorsed by BPW/PAC has a record that demonstrates a strong commitment to the issues outlined in the BPW State Legislative Platform.

BPW Members Can Make a Difference!

BPW/WA PAC serves as the financial muscle behind BPW’s legislative agenda and platform, and is supported solely by voluntary contributions. To contribute, please complete the BPW/WA PAC Donation Form (below) or contact the PAC Chair via email: PAC@www.bpwwa.org.

BPW/WA Legislative Platform

Preamble

The Equal Rights Amendment, as authored by Alice Paul, shall stand first, foremost and above all other items which may appear on the platform of this Federation until equal legal rights for women and men become guaranteed in the United States Constitution, because all statutory law derives there-from.

The Equal Rights Amendment

“Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.”

Platform

Economic Equity

Ensure pay equity, equal educational and economic opportunities at all stages of life; and promote affordable, quality care to help ensure economic self-sufficiency for women and their dependents.

Health

Ensure full access to all women’s health services and education, including reproductive choice; ensure funds for research into and protections for women’s health care needs; and support the national health care policy sections specifically recognizing the special health care needs of women.

Civil Rights

Ensure equal rights and remedies for women in all phases of their lives; support affirmative action; eliminate sexual harassment and violence against women.

Value Your Right to Vote!

A History Lesson

Every once in a while, us ladies need a reminder of what it took for us to have the right to vote. Here’s a quick review of some of the brave women who made it happen.

BPW/WA PAC Endorsement Request

Candidate’s requesting contributions from the BPW/WA Political Action Committee (PAC) must submit their request by June 1st for Primary Election Candidates and August 1st for the General Election Candidates. You may use the form below, or you may download, complete, and return the PAC Endorsement Request form at your convenience.