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.
YWCA USA’s What Women Want 2018 is a new national survey of American women identifying women’s public policy priorities. The survey is part of YWCA’s newly-launched civic engagement effort to register 10,000 women to vote before the upcoming midterm elections, and to ensure women’s issues are at the forefront of policy discussions.