The Progressive Democratic Women's Caucus
We meet the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:30 pm
Muskegon Community College's Blue and Gold Room
211 S Quarterline Rd - Muskegon
We are currently virtual during COvid-19
The purpose of the Progressive Democratic Women's Caucus is engaging progressive democratic women in the political process by educating, mentoring, networking, recruiting, endorsing, fundraising and advocating for issues. We share the values of equality for women, common wealth for the common good and progressive democratic social and political values.
PDWC encourages Progressive Democratic Women to engage in the political process and run for office. Women across the state are not adequately represented. Our goal is to correct that situation and help make a difference. PDWC's intent is to educate and recruit democratic women to run for office and give them the tools and the support to be successful.
Debra Brazil Griffin
A word about Progressive Democratic Women’s Caucus-PAC and PACs
Progressive Democratic Women’s Caucus-PAC (PDWC-PAC) is an independent, non-affiliated political action committee (PAC). Like all PACs, PDWC-PAC engages in a variety of fundraising activities and pools monetary contributions from members and other donors to contribute to candidates who share its goals and to support legislation that furthers its priorities.
Affiliated PACs are established by organizations – e.g., businesses, trade groups, unions. In contrast, non-affiliated PACs like ours are formed by groups of like-minded people who share an ideological mission and don’t accept corporate money. As a non-affiliated PAC, we may endorse candidates in primary and general elections.
While campaigns have limits on the amount of money they can accept from individuals, PACs may make larger contributions. Also, PACs may accept unlimited donations from members and donors and pool those resources to better support candidates and issues. As a result, PDWC-PAC can have a greater impact on elections and public policy.
Candidate Liaison Committee and Political Action Committee
The overall objective is to provide a channel for communication, relationship building, support, GOTV initiatives and political mentorship between candidates and the PDWC.
The Membership Committee is to promote membership enrollment in the PDWC.
The Media/ Press Team establishes an effective information sharing process between the PDWC, new members, potential members, the general public and communities.
Educational Forum Committee
The Educational Forum Committee develops forums, workshops, etc. where politically interested democratic women, men and the public can exchange information and ideas and coordinate educational sessions, lectures and presentations.
Local Area School Outreach
This committee is still under development.
Marketing and Special Events Committee
The objective of the Marketing and Special Events Committee is to plan, recruit resources and manages special events for the PDWC.
The Community/Outreach Committee develops outreach initiatives and efforts that foster a greater awareness of the PDWC in the community.
Civil/Free Speech Action Task Force
The goal of the Civil/Free Speech Action Task Force is to keep the PDWC members informed on protests, rallies, parades, etc.