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YWCA USA Calls on Presidential Candidates to Present Real Policy Solutions for Racial and Gender Equality

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

For Immediate Release Contact: Chris Lisi YWCA USA P 202.549.0696 | clisi@ywca.org Washington, DC, February 4, 2016 — Today, YWCA USA CEO Dara Richardson-Heron, M.D., released the following statement ahead of February’s presidential debates, urging a change in tone in discussions about women and race. For more than 150 years, YWCA has worked to eliminate racism, empower… Continue Reading YWCA USA Calls on Presidential Candidates to Present Real Policy Solutions for Racial and Gender Equality

YWCA Statement on Executive Action on Immigration

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

We applaud President Obama for taking bold executive action on immigration reform. We are thrilled the President’s actions will halt deportations for nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants. This is finally the glimmer of hope that so many women and families have been awaiting. We look forward to working with the Administration to ensure this executive… Continue Reading YWCA Statement on Executive Action on Immigration

YWCA USA Against Anti-Muslim Protests

Saturday, October 10, 2015

YWCA USA is outraged about the anti-Muslim protests scheduled to occur outside of 20 mosques in communities across the country by armed protesters. Organized by a group identified by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a “fiercely anti-government, militaristic group”, the protests this weekend are indicative of growing Islamophobic sentiment in the U.S. In the… Continue Reading YWCA USA Against Anti-Muslim Protests

YWCA Applauds SCOTUS Decision

Thursday, June 25, 2015

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Violet Tsagka, turner4D Phone: 917.362.2262 Email: violet@turner4d.com YWCA Applauds SCOTUS Decision Washington, DC – Women and children won today when the U.S. Supreme Court upheld critical provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Protection and full implementation of the Affordable Care Act – which was upheld by the Supreme Court decision in… Continue Reading YWCA Applauds SCOTUS Decision

YWCA tells Congress: Keep Guns from Abusers

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Abusers with Guns are Fives Times as Likely to Kill For Immediate Release June 3, 2015 Media Contact: James Grant, james@jamesgrantpr.com | (917) 626-1300 Karolina Szatkowski of YWCA Union County, Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Dara Richardson-Heron, M.D. CEO of YWCA USA at Tuesday’s hearing The YWCA is on Capitol Hill this week talking with Congress about critical legislation… Continue Reading YWCA tells Congress: Keep Guns from Abusers

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