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“Never doubt that a group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

– Margaret Mead

Our Mission

RWP advocates to uphold democracy and protect our planet, where the dignity of all people on the Rockaway Peninsula and beyond are respected, honored and protected.

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Our Mission
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Our Vision

Rockaway Women for Progress envisions a Rockaway, United States, and world where the dignity of the individual is respected and all are honored and protected; where people – regardless of socio-economic status, race, religion, ethnicity, country of origin, age, abilities, gender identity, sexual orientation – can live and prosper safely and without fear; where access to health, education, and a sustainable environment are guaranteed and not considered a privilege.

RWP Through the Years

Since inception, RWP has organized and implemented countless events and programs throughout our community to educate, inspire, empower and create a positive impact on the world around us, sometimes creating important coalitions by partnering with other organizations. Below are some of RWP's impactful events and initiatives.

  • Partnered with Hands Across the Sand to support efforts to end offshore drilling and environmental action.

  • Campaign with Sane Energy to stop the building of the Williams Pipeline through petitions, postcard writing and testifying at public meetings.

  • Held locally a live show of the Off-Broadway play "We the People". Some of the support form this event helped support Democratic Candidates in the 2018 midterm elections.

  • Chose four Democratic candidates in the 2018 Midterm Elections to support, running postcard campaigns, fundraising, phone banking and canvassing. Three of the Four won their seats.

  • Held a Vigil following the violence in Charlottesville bringing together community leaders and residents to reflect and the loss of life in solidarity.

  • RWP was chosen as a Member of the Queens Complete Count Committee holding events and initiatives throughout Rockaway to increase the participation in the 2020 Census.

We Need Your Support Today!

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