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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

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YWCA Statement on the Verdicts in the Trial of Three Georgia Men in Connection with the Death of Ahmaud Arbery

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

In the trial of three Georgia men (Travis McMichael; Gregory McMichael; and William “Roddie” Bryan) charged with Federal Hate Crimes and Attempted Kidnapping in Connection with the Death of Ahmaud Arbery, Elisha Rhodes, Interim CEO and COO, has issued the following statement: “As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving with our family, friends, and loved ones,… Continue Reading YWCA Statement on the Verdicts in the Trial of Three Georgia Men in Connection with the Death of Ahmaud Arbery

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YWCA Urges Swift Senate Action Following House Passage of Build Back Better Act

Friday, November 19, 2021

After an all-night debate, the U.S. House of Representatives finally passed the Build Back Better Act taking a significant step forward toward investing in the country’s social infrastructure and providing long overdue support for the women and families hardest hit during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the vote, YWCA USA Interim CEO & COO, Elisha Rhodes,… Continue Reading YWCA Urges Swift Senate Action Following House Passage of Build Back Better Act