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 $562,000 to PWA-endorsed candidates and initiatives.

To address challenging times for progressives, PWA's focus on fund raising continues to be front and center.

Visit our "endorsement page" to see who we have endorsed so far for the November 2016 elections. Please contribute directly to these candidates or leverage your contribution by donating directly to PWA.

PWA cannot make an impact on any election cycle without your help. We have a decade of success behind us, but we need to do more. Now is the time to redouble our efforts! We have to do more, work more, give more and demand more.  We hope you rally with us as we go forward into the next election cycle, one that will see us electing a new President.. We must continue to be a strong voice for change and for equity and justice in our country. Stand with us as we move forward!

PWA has the main chapter in Grand Rapids as well as the Lakeshore (Holland to Muskegon). We welcomed a Kalamazoo chapter in March 2016!