Black Women for Wellness Action Project
Los Angeles, CA
Our work moves public policy forward, elects leaders who prioritize Black women’s needs, shifts culture through media and storytelling, and empowers community members to engage in the fight for equity and justice.
- Birth Justice
Black Women for Wellness Action Project (BWWAP), the first Black-women-led reproductive justice 501(c)(4) organization in the country, achieved a landmark victory this year by helping to introduce the Momnibus Bill in California.
The bill, signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsome, includes doula coverage for Medicare recipients and expanded access to midwifery services, and requires the state to close the racial maternal and infant mortality gap.
In 2021, BWWAP also fortified its internal systems so that it could engage voters in the gubernatorial recall election, while deepening relationships with its base of Black women and girls to connect voting to the issues that impact them most, particularly for the upcoming 2022 midterm elections.