YWCA Statement on Texas Law S.B. 8

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YWCA Statement on Texas Law S.B. 8

Thursday, September 2, 2021

On September 1, 2021, a Texas law (S.B. 8) that bars abortions at six weeks went into effect after the Supreme Court and a federal appeals court failed to rule on pending emergency requests brought by abortion providers. YWCA USA Interim CEO and COO Elisha Rhodes has issued the following statement in response: “We are… Continue Reading YWCA Statement on Texas Law S.B. 8

The United States Must Acknowledge the Legacy of Racial Injustice

Friday, April 25, 2014

By Rachel Krinsky CEO, YWCA Madison This week, the Supreme Court dealt a serious blow to affirmative action by upholding a Michigan law prohibiting public universities from considering race as a factor for admissions. Also this week, President Obama unveiled a new clemency process intended to reduce prison overcrowding and to begin addressing the stark overrepresentation… Continue Reading The United States Must Acknowledge the Legacy of Racial Injustice

Is Racism Holding Up Immigration Reform?

Friday, April 25, 2014

By Judy Hutton CEO, YWCA Princeton Is racism holding up immigration reform? We will ask that question today, April 25, in Princeton, N.J., when we join 350,000 people in 1,400 cities and towns and publicly pledge to stand against racism! To think this grassroots initiative started with the women of the YWCA Trenton and Princeton! Its nationwide replication… Continue Reading Is Racism Holding Up Immigration Reform?

Top Five on Friday – September 13

Friday, September 13, 2013

By Katie Stanton Social Media & Online Engagement Manager, YWCA USA Congress returned to work as of Monday of this week, and although they have a long to-do list, there are certain issues that we think it’s time to prioritize before additional sequester cuts kick in on October 1. From voting rights to immigration reform,… Continue Reading Top Five on Friday – September 13

Then and Now: The impact of the ACA on women’s healthcare, three years later

Friday, March 22, 2013

By Dara Richardson-Heron, M.D. CEO of the YWCA USA March 23, 2013 marks the third anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and presents us with a great opportunity to look back at the YWCA’s involvement in its passage, what the law means now to millions of women and families throughout the U.S., and what… Continue Reading Then and Now: The impact of the ACA on women’s healthcare, three years later