Baltimore Women United for Action (BWUA) is a political action committee run by women volunteers working in Baltimore City and County. Our work centers around ensuring that our political leaders support issues that are important to women.
BWUA activates women to be significant donors in the political process. We raise funds through our website and other events.
BWUA will endorse candidates using our specific endorsement criteria.
Women in Baltimore City are...
53% of the population
20% of the City Council members
Women in Baltimore County are:
52% of the population
28% of the County Council members
And also just...
35% of the Maryland House of Delegates
23% of the Maryland Senate
20% of the Baltimore City Council
0% of US Senators and Representatives from Maryland
0% of statewide elected executive office
- Of the 16 powerful positions in the Maryland General Assembly, just 5 are held by women. There has never been a female Speaker of the House or President of the Senate. Only 1 woman of color holds a leadership position in the House and one in the Senate.
- 56% of women state representatives and 9% of men state representatives said they believe it is more difficult for female candidates to raise money.
In 2014, no female legislative candidates raised more than $300,000, whereas 13 male candidates raised over that amount, including House Speaker Thomas V. “Mike” Miller, who raised more than $1.3 million.
41% believe the single most important reason it is harder is because women lack the networks that men have
Among political donors: women make up just 30% of donors and our donations make up just 27% of the total contributions. Compared to 52% of the electorate!
Make your contribution today to change Maryland's political landscape, let's elect more progressive, and effective, women to political office.