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Statement about Trump administration on women and survivors of violence

Latest Trump administration move hurts women and survivors

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

For Immediate Release Contact: Tiffany Wang twang@ywca.org Statement by YWCA USA CEO Alejandra Y. Castillo: The decision by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to remove pathways to asylum for women, families and all survivors fleeing domestic abuse and gang violence is abhorrent and wrong. It essentially issues a death sentence to tens of thousands of people,… Continue Reading Latest Trump administration move hurts women and survivors

New 2018 National Board Members

YWCA USA Announces New Board of Directors Members

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

For Immediate Release Contact: Saryn Francis 845.629.8656 | sfrancis@ywca.org Washington, DC June 12, 2018 — As YWCA continues its mission of eliminating racism and empowering women, the organization has announced its new board members for 2018. Members include: Juliet Choi (Director, Partnership for Public Service) Victoria Dinges (Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations, AllState)** Shannon… Continue Reading YWCA USA Announces New Board of Directors Members

YWCA USA: Stop Allowing Abuse

Friday, February 9, 2018

For Immediate Release Contact: Danielle Marse-Kapr 845.629.8656 | dmarsekapr@ywca.org STATEMENT BY YWCA USA CEO Alejandra Y. Castillo “Domestic violence continues to be an epidemic impacting one in four women in the United States. One of the primary reasons domestic violence continues at this pace is because abusers face little to no accountability for their actions. Often,… Continue Reading YWCA USA: Stop Allowing Abuse

Budget Deal Betrays Immigrant Youth

Friday, February 9, 2018

For Immediate Release Contact: Danielle Marse-Kapr 845.629.8656 | dmarsekapr@ywca.org STATEMENT BY YWCA USA CEO Alejandra Y. Castillo “Last night, immigrant youth and their families were betrayed by Congress, as the Senate and House proceeded to pass a budget deal that again leaves 800,000 Dreamers out in the cold. While this budget deal includes increased domestic spending,… Continue Reading Budget Deal Betrays Immigrant Youth

We Need Real Solutions, Not Platitudes

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

For Immediate Release Contact: Danielle Marse-Kapr 845.629.8656 | dmarsekapr@ywca.org Statement by YWCA USA CEO, Alejandra Y. Castillo “In last night’s State of the Union address, President Trump doubled down on his standard dog-whistle of divisive rhetoric and scapegoating our most underserved communities. Last night’s litany of policies focused on building a border wall, separating immigrant… Continue Reading We Need Real Solutions, Not Platitudes