On April 4th, H.R. 1585, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019 (VAWA), passed through the House of Representatives! This critical and lifesaving legislation maintains the safety, resources, and protections that have been critical to all survivors, particularly women of color and other marginalized communities.
Take a moment now to thank your Representative who voted for this bill or express your dissatisfaction with their vote against this legislation.
On February 12th, the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act (S. 463 / H.R. 1185) was re-introduced in Congress by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-3). The FAMILY Act provides crucial support for working women and families, particularly low wage workers who are disproportionately women and people of color.
Join YWCA in celebrating this exciting bill introduction and ACT NOW to urge your Member of Congress to co-sponsor this bill!
The American DREAM and Promise Act of 2019 (H.R. 6) was introduced on March 12 by Representatives Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA-40), Nydia Velazquez (D-NY-7), and Yvette Clarke (D-NY-9). This new piece of legislation would offer protections and a pathway to citizenship to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children and people with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) or Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) status.
Take action now to ensure that this long-awaited legislation passes the House of Representatives!