After the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, a short-term solution to re-open the government allows workers to get back to work and helps families across the country—but without a longer-term solution, we could be back at this same impasse in a few short weeks. We need a long-term solution. Contact your members of Congress to urge them to use these three weeks to come to a long-term solution—one that does not come at the expense of immigrant women, children and families, DACA or TPS recipients, or asylum seekers.
The 116th Congress will be the most diverse in history! Whether your Members of Congress are newly elected or entering their next term, now is a great time to get to know their positions on the issues you and your YWCA care about. Do your research now and develop a strategic plan to engage your elected officials in the new congress!
YWCA USA strongly opposes the Department of Education’s proposed changes to Title IX regulations, which would drastically alter how schools respond to sexual harassment and assault. The Proposed Rules would encourage, and even require, schools to ignore students who come forward about sexual assault and sexual harassment to ask for help. If implemented, this attack on Title IX would make schools more dangerous for all students, especially those most marginalized who already face immense barriers to safety on campus.