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.

PWA 2014 endorsee WINS:

Both United States Senator-Elect Gary Peters and State Senator Winnie Brinks waged difficult campaigns against well-funded opponents and emerged victorious. Effective fundraising efforts enabled us to "max out" contributions to these two candidates. Other endorsed candidates who won include: Debbie Dingell, U.S. House, MI-12; Rebekah Warren, Michigan Senate 18th District; Marcia Hovey-Wright, Michigan House 92nd District; and Deb Bailey, GRCC Board of Trustees.


PWA 2012 endorsee WINS:
  • President of the United States – PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA
  • U.S. Senate (Michigan) - SEN. DEBBIE STABENOW
  • U.S. Senate (Massachusetts) – REP. ELIZABETH WARREN
  • U.S. Senate (Wisconsin) – REP. TAMMY BALDWIN
  • U.S. House of Representatives, Michigan 14th District– REP. GARY PETERS
  • Michigan State Supreme Court – BRIDGET MARY MCCORMACK
  • Michigan House of Representatives, 18th District (St. Clair Shores) -  SARAH ROBERTS 
  • Michigan House of Representatives, 21st District (Canton) - REP.  DIAN SLAVENS 
  • Michigan House of Representatives, 48th District (Clio) - PAM FARIS
  • Michigan House of Representatives, 52nd District (Ann Arbor) - GRETCHEN DRISKELL
  • Michigan House of Representatives, 62nd District (Battle Creek) - REP. KATE SEGAL
  • Michigan House of Representatives, 68th District (Lansing) - REP. ANDY SCHOR
  • Michigan House of Representatives, 71st District (Grand Ledge) - REP. THERESA ABED
  • Michigan House of Representatives, 76th District (Grand Rapids) - WINNIE BRINKS
  • Michigan House of Representatives, 91st District (Muskegon/Montague) - COLLENE LAMONTE
  • Michigan House of Representatives, 92nd District (Muskegon) - REP. MARCIA HOVEY-WRIGHT
  • Michigan House of Representatives, 95th District (Saginaw) - REP. STACY ERWIN OAKES
  • Michigan Alliance for Prosperity Proposal 5 (Statewide)
  • DecriminalizeGR Local Prop 2 (City of Grand Rapids)
PWA 2012 endorsee LOSSES:
  • Michigan House of Representatives, 64th District (Jackson) - REP. BARBARA SHELTON
  • Keep Home Care Safe Proposal 4 (Statewide) - Supported
PWA 2011 endorsee WINS:
  • City of Grand Rapids' Mayor - MAYOR GEORGE HEARTWELL
  • Grand Rapids' 2nd Ward Commissioner-  RUTH KELLY
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools Board of Education - DR. MONICA RANDLES
  • GRPS' Sinking Fund Millage Ballot Proposal - Supported
  • Rapid Transit Ballot Proposal - Supported
PWA 2011 endorsee LOSSES:
  • Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees - FRED SEBULSKE
  • Until Love is Equal Proposal (Holland) - Supported
PWA 2010 endorsee WINS:
  • U.S. House of Representatives, Michigan 9th District - REPRESENTATIVE GARY PETERS
  • Michigan Senate, 18th District (Ann Arbor) - REBEKAH WARREN
  • Michigan House of Representatives, 21st District (Canton) - REPRESENTATIVE DIAN SLAVENS
  • Michigan House of Representatives, 62nd District (Battle Creek) - REPRESENTATIVE KATE SEGAL
  • Michigan House of Representatives, 92nd District (Muskegon) - MARCIA HOVEY-WRIGHT
  • Kent County Commission, 3rd Ward - Candace Chivis
PWA 2010 endorsee LOSSES:
  • U.S. Senate (Michigan) - SENATOR MARK SCHAUER
  • U.S. House of Representatives, Michigan 3rd District - PATRICK MILES
  • Governor, State of Michigan - VIRG BERNERO
  • Michigan Secretary of State - JOCELYN BENSON
  • Michigan Supreme Court - TOM DAVIS
  • Michigan Senate, 7th District (Wayne Country) - KATHLEEN LAW
  • Michigan Senate, 34th District (Muskegon) - MARY VALENTINE
  • Michigan House of Representatives, 24th District (St. Clair Shores) - REPRESENTATIVE SARAH ROBERTS
  • MIchigan House of Representatives, 30th District (Macomb) - KEN LAMPAR
  • Michigan House of Representatives, 52nd District (Ann Arbor) - CHRISTINE GREEN
  • Michigan House of Representatives, 71st District (Grand Ledge) - THERESA ABED
  • Michigan House of Representatives, 91st District (Norton Shores) - BEN GILLETTE
PWA 2009 endorsee WINS:
  • Grand Rapids City Commission (2nd Ward) - COMMISSIONER ROSALYNN BLISS
PWA 2009 endorsee LOSSES:
  • Rapid Transit Silver Line Millage - Supported

PWA 2008 endorsee WINS:

  • U.S. President - SENATOR BARACK OBAMA
  • U.S. Senate (Michigan) - SENATOR CARL LEVIN
  • U.S. House of Representatives (Battle Creek) - MARK SCHAUER
  • U.S. House of Representatives (Oakland County) - GARY PETERS
  • Michigan Supreme Court - JUDGE DIANE MARIE HATHAWAY
  • Michigan House of Representatives, 23rd District (Macomb) - DEB KENNEDY
  • Michigan House of Representatives, 24th District (St. Clair Shores) - SARAH ROBERTS
  • Michigan House of Representatives, 26th District (Royal Oak) - REPRESENTATIVE MARIE DONIGAN
  • Michigan House of Representatives, 39th District (Oakland County) - LISA BROWN
  • Michigan House of Representatives, 52nd District (Washtenaw County) - REPRESENTATIVE PAM BYRNES
  • Michigan House of Representatives, 62nd District (Battle Creek) - KATE SEGAL
  • Michigan House of Representatives, 67th District (Ingham County) - BARB BYRUM
  • Michigan House of Representatives, 91st District (Norton Shores) - REPRESENTATIVE MARY VALENTINE
  • Michigan House of Representatives, 101st District (Northport) - DAN SCRIPPS
  • Michigan Stem Cell Research Proposal - Supported

PWA 2008 endorsee LOSSES:

  • Michigan House of Representatives, 61st District (Kalamazoo) - JULIE M. ROGERS
  • Michigan House of Representatives, 78th District (Niles) - JUDY TRUESDELL

PWA 2007 endorsee WINS:

  • City of Grand Rapids' Mayor - MAYOR GEORGE HEARTWELL
  • Rapid Transit Millage Proposal - Supported

PWA 2007 endorsee LOSSES:

  • Grand Rapids City Commission, 2nd Ward - RUTH KELLY
  • Grand Rapids Community College Millage - Supported

PWA 2006 endorsee WINS:

  • U.S. Senator (Michigan) - SENATOR DEBBIE STABENOW
  • Governor, State of Michigan - GOVERNOR JENNIFER GRANHOLM
  • Michigan House of Representatives, 23rd District (Wayne County) - REPRESENTATIVE KATHLEEN LAW
  • Michigan House of Representatives, 26th District (Royal Oak) - REPRESENTATIVE MARIE DONIGAN
  • Michigan House of Representatives, 52nd District (Washtenaw County) - REPRESENTATIVE PAM BYRNES
  • Michigan House of Representatives, 67th District (Ingham County) - BARB BYRUM
  • Michigan House of Representatives, 91st District (Muskegon) - MARY VALENTINE
  • Senior Millage Proposal - Supported

PWA 2006 endorsee LOSSES:

  • Michigan Senate, 20th District (Kalamazoo) - ALEXANDER LIPSEY
  • Michigan Senate, 34th District (Muskegon) - JULIE DENNIS
  • Proposal 2: Anti-affirmative Action Initiative - Opposed

PWA 2005 endorsee WINS:

  • U.S. Senate (New York) - HILLARY CLINTON
  • U.S. Senate (Illinois) - BARACK OBAMA
  • U.S. Senate (Maine) - SENATOR OLYMPIA SNOWE
  • Grand Rapids' City Commission, 2nd Ward - ROSALYNN BLISS

PWA 2004 endorsee LOSSES:

  • U.S. President, SENATOR JOHN KERRY
  • U.S. House of Representatives, MIKE HUCKLEBERRY
  • Michigan House of Representatives, 86th District - ROBERT ELEVELD
  • Kent County Commissioner - KEITH ST. CLAIR
  • Kent County Commissioner - JIM SULLIVAN
  • Precinct Delegate - ASHIMA SAIGAL