The Sacramento Women and Girls Advancement Coalition (SWAC) is a non-partisan coalition of women with extensive and diverse community networks throughout the City of Sacramento. Founded in 2016, the purpose of SWAC is to advance the economic prosperity, political power and well-being of women and girls in all communities throughout Sacramento.
“There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish”
Hello and Happy Holidays! We would like to acknowledge the contributions women have made personally, professionally,
and politically during this extraordinary and unprecedented year. This year, women have shouldered the demands of the pandemic as mothers, care takers and essential workers. Women have also run for office and won, from Sacramento’s City Council to the vice-presidency. Women and girls have been the catalyst for change in the fight against racism in our communities. During the holiday season as you celebrated family and loved ones, women continued to civically engage
on significant issues that impact the lives of women and girls. We see you – we honor you – we thank you.
As we bring 2020 to a close, SWAC celebrates our advocacy in collaboration and solidarity with women/girl’s organizations
and our local government partners in the City and County of Sacramento. SWAC looks forward to continuing our endeavor
of working together to expand our network of women and community organizations. We will continue our mission of
advocating on initiatives that advance the economic prosperity, political power, and well-being of women and girls in
all communities throughout Sacramento.
As we move into 2021, we wish for rest, healing, strength, and inspiration! Holiday light to all and a bright and Happy New Year!
“Next to God we are indebted to women — first for life itself, and then for making it worth living”
–Mary McLeod Bethune
THIS IS THE TIME…
To let our voices be strong. To seek justice for black lives lost. To advocate for policies that root out
implicit biases and structural racism. To seek racial reconciliation and healing.
Click here to view SWAC’s Message!
As we journey through this unprecedented time of COVID-19, we have the power to decide how we respond.
We, the women of SWAC stand with our city leadership to continue to flatten the curve as they begin building
the road map to reopen our city. As mothers, sisters, daughters, caregivers and advocates for the advancement
of women and girls – we challenge you to do the same.
This pandemic sees no boundaries especially when it involves women who represent a disproportionate
percentage of the workforce as essential workers – childcare (93%), caregivers (75%), hospital workers (75%),
retail and grocery stores (66%), and fast food/counter workers (63%).
Wear a Mask – Stay Physically Distant – Remain Socially, Emotionally and Spiritually Connected