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YWCA USA urges the immediate reauthorization of VAWA

Thursday, July 26, 2018

For Immediate Release: Contact: Tiffany Wang twang@ywca.org Washington, D.C. (July 26, 2018) — Today, Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) introduced the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) (H.R. 6545). This legislation includes key enhancements to VAWA to help ensure critical protections and access to resources for all survivors. The 2018 VAWA reauthorization bill makes modest… Continue Reading YWCA USA urges the immediate reauthorization of VAWA

YWCA USA strongly opposes the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for U.S. Supreme Court

Monday, July 9, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Tiffany Wang twang@ywca.org Washington, D.C. (July 9, 2018) — Alejandra Y. Castillo, CEO of YWCA USA, issued the following statement on President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court: “Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court would be a huge blow to hard-won progress… Continue Reading YWCA USA strongly opposes the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for U.S. Supreme Court

Hispanic Heritage Foundation and YWCA USA Lead Delegation to McAllen, Texas

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Tiffany Wang twang@ywca.org Hispanic Heritage Foundation and YWCA USA Lead Delegation of Advocates to McAllen, Texas, In Support of Refugee and Immigrant Families and Children Separated At the Border Group will meet with Sister Norma Pimentel, host a vigil, prayer breakfast and women’s circle, and deliver food at the Humanitarian Respite… Continue Reading Hispanic Heritage Foundation and YWCA USA Lead Delegation to McAllen, Texas

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