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Empowering Women and Lifting Diverse Voices: We Must Stand Together

Thursday, July 18, 2019

#RunAsYouAre Partners Statement on “The Squad” Joint Statement from YWCA USA, VoteRunLead, IGNITE, and United State of Women Rally cries and tweets calling for four elected women of color to “go back home” have, once again, revealed the depth of racism and gender bias that have hindered the leadership of women and people of color… Continue Reading Empowering Women and Lifting Diverse Voices: We Must Stand Together

SCOTUS blocks 2020 Census citizenship question for now

Thursday, June 27, 2019

For Immediate Release: Contact: Nancy Yasharoff 202.835.2364 | nyasharoff@ywca.org Statement from YWCA USA CEO Alejandra Y. Castillo: Today, the Supreme Court took an important step in the right direction to protect our constitution and our democracy by affirming a lower court ruling that challenged the underlying motives for the proposed addition of a citizenship question to… Continue Reading SCOTUS blocks 2020 Census citizenship question for now

Ensuring Safety and Opportunity for Immigrant Women

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

As YWCA marked our 13th annual Stand Against Racism, we focused on raising awareness and highlighting the injustices faced by immigrant women and families. In DC, YWCA USA kicked off this year’s campaign by hosting a policy briefing on April 25th, on “Ensuring Safety and Opportunity for Immigrant Women.” As an organization dedicated to eliminating… Continue Reading Ensuring Safety and Opportunity for Immigrant Women