Originally published December 01, 2012

Black Women of Political Action Group Calling for Support for Ambassador Rice 

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The Black Women of Political Action (BWOPA) is seeking public support for the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., who has come under fire in the wake of the Sept. 11 attack on the nation’s consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Ambassador Susan Rice has been criticized by Republicans for providing incorrect information in the wake of the attack, which killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

Rice appeared on several major talk shows on Sept. 16 and, according to The New York Times, used information provided by the CIA to say that the attacks were a “spontaneous reaction” to an anti-Muslim video which had surfaced on the Internet. Subsequent analysis of the attack found that the assault appeared to have been premeditated, putting Rice at the center of what critics said was an attempt by the White House to mislead the public.

“Once again, we find ourselves in the position to stand boldly against the forces in our government that would challenge the impeccable credentials of one of the most outstanding, qualified leaders in foreign policy in our land,” Dezie Woods-Jones, California state president of the BWOPA said in a statement. “Ambassador Rice—who has demonstrated throughout her career in both the public and private sector her commitment to international peace and the equality of all people—should be honored for her dedication and service and not summarily dismissed by those that seek political gain.”

The group has launched an online petition expressing support for Rice:


https://www.change.org/petitions/women-across-the-country-called-to-support-ambassador-susan-rice?


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ABOUT BLACK WOMEN ORGANIZED FOR POLITICAL ACTION (BWOPA)

Founded in 1968, BWOPA understands that everything that affects the quality of life is in most ways political.  Therefore, BWOPA’s primary goal is to educate, train, and involve as many African American women as possible in the political process.   Today, BWOPA is a statewide 501c4 non-profit advocacy and membership organization.

 

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OUR MISSION

 

The purpose of Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA) is to activate, motivate, promote, support, and educate African-American women about the political process, encourage involvement, and to affirm our commitment to, and solving of, those problems affecting the African-American community.  BWOPA is...

  • Preserving and chronicling the political experience of African American women in California;
  • Developing collaborative linkages with other political organizations;
  • Providing leadership, training and mentoring to insure participation in the political process;
  • Articulating our collective positions on issues affecting African Americans; and
  • Developing long-range strategies to insure representation of African Americans within the political spectrum.

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