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YWCA Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

Friday, June 24, 2022

  Today, on June 24, 2022,  the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), issued the anticipated ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, allowing Mississippi’s 15 week abortion ban to take effect and overturning the landmark case, Roe v. Wade. In 2021, YWCA USA lead a coalition of organizations in submitting an amicus… Continue Reading YWCA Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

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YWCA Statement on Buffalo Shooting

Monday, May 16, 2022

  “Today, Black families in Buffalo woke up without someone they loved, someone they depended on, someone they laughed with, someone they cried on…only because they were Black in America. These horrific shootings are not the result of a lone extremist or an individual suffering from a mental health episode. This shooting, the 2015 massacre… Continue Reading YWCA Statement on Buffalo Shooting

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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