Electing Women Bay Area (EWBA) is a community of like-minded donors who come together in support of Democratic women running for United States Senate, governorships, and President. We have giving circles in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, East Bay, and Wine Country. Our goal is to support women candidates while creating intention and community around individual political giving.
Members gather regularly to meet with candidates – incumbents and non-incumbents – in small, intimate settings to discuss policy and exchange ideas on today’s most pressing political issues. In early 2021 we will continue to find new and better ways to enhance our virtual events until it is safe to return to in-person gatherings.
Members of EWBA make a $5,000 commitment per year to support women candidates. That includes a joining fee of $1,000 to the EWBA political action committee (PAC) to support our operations, which includes a lean staff of consultants, event costs, and additional direct support to candidates in the most competitive races. Members then make four $1,000 donations directly to candidates over the course of a year.
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Members may also choose to join the EWBA Steering Committee (SC). SC members help to drive the vision of the organization by discussing internal operations, supporting recruitment strategies, and making decisions about which candidates we host. SC Members contribute a joining donation of $5,000 to the PAC in addition to candidate donations.
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EWBA hosts at least 10 to 12 candidate events per year, so members have a choice about who to support. Prior to each event, the EWBA team briefs all members on background of the candidate, overview of the race, and other relevant details. We believe it is critical for members to feel informed about the candidates they consider for support. Our team is also always available for questions.
EWBA is a member of the Electing Women Alliance (EWA), a national network of giving circles in 16 cities around the country. In addition to our candidate events, EWBA members are invited to EWA’s monthly national conference calls featuring Senate incumbents and candidates as well as experts in the political arena. We also host gatherings from time to time for members of the giving circle to connect informally in other ways.