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YWCA USA: Stop Allowing Abuse

Friday, February 9, 2018

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, they are protected by other people in power,… Continue Reading YWCA USA: Stop Allowing Abuse

We Need Real Solutions, Not Platitudes

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

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 families and ramping up penalties for drug offenders. He… Continue Reading We Need Real Solutions, Not Platitudes

Shutdown Hurts Women, Families, And Communities Of Color

Friday, January 19, 2018

STATEMENT BY YWCA USA CEO ALEJANDRA Y. CASTILLO “We are deeply disappointed in Congress’ failure to do their jobs and fund programs that support women, families, and our communities. “The impacts of this shutdown are broad and diverse, from the expiration of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) blatantly putting children’s health at risk, to… Continue Reading Shutdown Hurts Women, Families, And Communities Of Color

YWCA Statement on Buffalo Shooting

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

“On May 16th, Black families in Buffalo woke up without someone they loved, someone they depended on, someone they laughed with, someone they cried on…only because they were Black in America. These horrific shootings are not the result of a lone extremist or an individual suffering from a mental health episode. This shooting, the 2015… Continue Reading YWCA Statement on Buffalo Shooting

Congratulations to Supreme Court Justice  Ketanji Brown Jackson!

Friday, April 8, 2022

Today, the Senate confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson as the next Supreme Court Justice of the United States, making her the first Black woman, the sixth woman overall, and the first public defender to serve on the Court. We applaud her confirmation and are excited to see such an extraordinary & experienced jurist have a seat on the… Continue Reading Congratulations to Supreme Court Justice  Ketanji Brown Jackson!

Get Out To Vote

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) has finally arrived and it’s not too late to participate! Over the past year, we’ve seen firsthand how registering people to vote creates a stronger, more representative America. That’s why YWCA is spreading the word about the importance of checking your voter registration and making sure others are #VoteReady. We… Continue Reading Get Out To Vote

Standing up for young women and young women of color at the Supreme Court

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

(Washington, D.C., September 20, 2021) — Today, YWCA USA filed an amicus brief joined by Girls Inc., Supermajority Education Fund, and United State of Women (USOW), urging the Supreme Court to protect the fundamental right of women to decide whether or not to have a pre-viability abortion. The case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, challenges the right of women… Continue Reading Standing up for young women and young women of color at the Supreme Court