wbwpc 40 ann

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.


Thank You,

Ms. Ronnie A. Cox


Westchester Political Caucus, Inc.

914-699-0296, cell 914-522-3129


Westchester Black Women’s Political Caucus 35th Annual Leadership Breakfast

Westchester Black Women’s Political Caucus 35th Annual Leadership Breakfast


Westchester Black Women’s Political Caucus is pleased to announce the 35th Annual Leadership Breakfast is Sunday, February 14, 2016, at 7:30 a.m. at the Hilton Albany Hotel, Hilton Albany, 40 Lodge Street, Albany, NY 12207.

The Co-Chairs are Cynthia Miller, cmiller282@gmail.com, of Yonkers and Charlene Blackwood, cblackwood430@gmail.com, New Rochelle.  The speakers include Wendy Lewis, Major League Baseball, who will advise on MWDBE contracts within the league of 30 teams, Wanda Williams, DC 37, on labor and unions. Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson and Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins will cover founding of Caucus and strategy for growth, respectively. Former member, Judge Delores Scott Brathwaite will address challenges to voting and the Voting Rights Act. The Breakfast is $50 and the bus $15, and both can be paid through your chapter, mail or by credit card online at www.wbwpc/contributions/tickets. The bus will leave early Sunday morning from New Rochelle at 2:30 a.m. and Greenburgh at 3:00 a.m., departing Albany around 12:15 p.m. after church service. Call Mary Smith of Greenburgh, (914) 632-3827, to reserve a seat on bus.

Please share the attached Breakfast announcement with your friends and contacts.



Buy your tickets online here – https://www.wbwpc.org/contribute/.



Save the date – WBWPC Jazz At Villa Lewaro, The Estate of Madam C.J. Walker

WHEN: Sunday, November 2, 2014 from 4pm – 8pm.

For information contact Ronnie A. Cox, President, WBWPC (914) 522-3129.  THE TICKET DEADLINE IS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2014. ADVANCE TICKET SALES ONLY. NO TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR.




Held During 42nd Annual Legislative Conference of the NYS Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators in Albany, NY
2013 Keynote Address Presented By: Joy Ann Reid, Managing Editor of TheGrio.com and an On-Air Contributor on MSNBC. She is also a political columnist for The Miami Herald and editor of the political blog The Reid Report.


•Ÿ  Dr. Alice Green, Executive Director, Center for Law and Justice, Inc., Albany, NY

Ÿ•  Fitz Reid, President, Health Services Employees Local 768 of District Council 37, AFSCME, AFL-CIO

We will also proudly present the Alice C. Scott Award to one of our deserving members.



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