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UScellular to Donate $4.7 Million in Wireless Hotspots and Service to 17 YWCA Local Associations Across the Country

Monday, August 22, 2022

  Organizations team up to help bridge the “homework gap”   Chicago (August 22, 2022) – Sixteen million kids in the United States don’t have access to the internet at home. Through its After School Access Project, UScellular is determined to help kids get the connectivity they need to be successful in an increasing technology-based… Continue Reading UScellular to Donate $4.7 Million in Wireless Hotspots and Service to 17 YWCA Local Associations Across the Country

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YWCA USA Expresses Outrage, Demands the Inclusion of Child Care in Budget Reconciliation

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Last night, the U.S. Senate advanced a reconciliation package that excludes any funding for child care and early childhood education workforce. In response to these disappointing actions, YWCA USA CEO Margaret Mitchell issued the following statement: The outrage and frustration felt by YWCAs across the country following the advancement of the reconciliation package is palpable.… Continue Reading YWCA USA Expresses Outrage, Demands the Inclusion of Child Care in Budget Reconciliation

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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