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We Stand Against Racism because We Can’t Wait: We Need Equity & Justice Now!

Friday, May 6, 2022

At YWCA, we believe that our country was founded on the idea of building a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. However, more than two hundred years later, this vision has yet to be fully realized. That is why this year’s theme for Stand Against Racism, We Can’t Wait: Equity and… Continue Reading We Stand Against Racism because We Can’t Wait: We Need Equity & Justice Now!

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YWCA Applauds Historic Confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Today, the United States Senate voted with a bipartisan majority (53:47) to confirm President Biden’s nominee, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman justice to the Supreme Court of the United States. Margaret Mitchell, CEO of YWCA USA, issued the following statement in response: “Today, we are witnessing history. Just on the heels of… Continue Reading YWCA Applauds Historic Confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court

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YWCA USA Applauds Passage of Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, Significant Steps to Support YWCA and Survivors

Friday, March 11, 2022

On Thursday evening, the U.S. Senate passed an omnibus spending package, taking the final step in the legislative process to provide significant funding for YWCAs and to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). In response, YWCA USA CEO, Margaret Mitchell, released the following statement: YWCA USA is deeply grateful to Congress – particularly the… Continue Reading YWCA USA Applauds Passage of Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, Significant Steps to Support YWCA and Survivors

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YWCA SOTU Statement

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

In response to the President’s State of the Union address on March 1, 2022, YWCA USA CEO Margaret Mitchell released the following statement: “At a time when women of color continue to bear the brunt of the economic and health impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic including skyrocketing caregiving needs –all while facing systemic barriers… Continue Reading YWCA SOTU Statement

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YWCA SCOTUS Announcement Statement

Friday, February 25, 2022

Today, President Biden honored his campaign promise to nominate the first Black woman to the Supreme Court of the United States. As an organization dedicated to empowering women and girls and eliminating racism, YWCA USA CEO, Margaret Mitchell, issued the following statement: “Over the course of its history, the Supreme Court of the United States… Continue Reading YWCA SCOTUS Announcement Statement