The mission of the Progressive Women's Alliance is to influence public policy through the election of candidates and the advocacy of a progressive agenda.


Over a decade ago, a group of women in West Michigan, who were interested in politics and distressed by the lack of progressive policies both nationally and state-wide, met to talk about what they could do to challenge the status quo. From this initial meeting, the Progressive Women’s Alliance of West Michigan (PWA) was born. PWA is a Political Action Committee (PAC) formed to promote, support and fund progressive candidates and causes throughout the nation but primarily in Michigan. In the past ten years, PWA has raised and contributed over $300,000 to PWA-endorsed candidates and initiatives.

To address challenging times for progressives, PWA's focus on fund raising will continue to be front and center. PWA has committed itself to the ambitious goal of raising $100,000 in the 2013 to 2014 election cycle, so that it can play a significant role in the 2014 election. The 2014 election will include a gubernatorial race in Michigan, as well as a race for the US Senate seat currently held by Democrat Carl Levin. Throughout the United States there will be 33 Senate seats contested in 2014.

PWA cannot make an impact on this election cycle without your help. We have a decade of success behind us, but we need to do more. Now is the time to act!