Forty years ago, the Westchester Black Women’s Political Caucus, Inc., the brainchild of Alice Scott, Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson and other pioneering Black women within Westchester County, New York, collaborated with like-minded women, who shared a vision for improving socioeconomic conditions within their communities of color. Fair and equal access to jobs, housing, daycare, and capital were goals established and all agreed the path to success was through the Ballot Box, the constitutional power of the VOTE, and by gaining electoral and appointed positions within state and local government.
Today, members have become African American Women firsts and have secured seats at the table of power as envisioned. Through their accomplishments, members have become State Senators, a State Minority Leader, New York State Legislative Law Journal Clerk, County Legislators, Judges, Municipal Council Officials, School Board Trustees, District Leaders and serve in many other prominent positions. Others successfully launched non-profits, own major corporations such as the Westchester County Press, and worked their way up to powerful offices, including County Deputy Commissioner and City Marshall.
The Caucus continues to fight for fair, equal access to resources to ensure the vitality of our communities, and advocates for education, opportunities and success for our citizens.
Please join us as we celebrate this historic milestone on Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6:30pm – 11:30pm at Glen Island Harbour Club, Terrace Room, 299 Weyman Ave, New Rochelle, New York.
Advance tickets before September 15, 2016, at $135 and thereafter $150. Full payment due by October 15, 2016. Make credit card payments online at wbwpc.org and link to contributions, insert amount of $135 for ticket, or send check payable to WBWPC, Post Office Box 213, Elmsford, NY 10523.
Ms. Ronnie A. Cox
Westchester Political Caucus, Inc.
914-699-0296, cell 914-522-3129