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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

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

‘We are dying:’ Local Women Urge Black Community to get vaccine

Friday, August 13, 2021

‘We are dying:’ Local women urge Black community to get vaccine Brooks Sutherland, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio Tue, August 3, 2021, 11:07 PM·5 min read Aug. 3—Speaking to a crowd of dozens of people who showed up to downtown Toledo Tuesday to hear about the importance of getting the coronavirus vaccine, Dr. Anita Lewis-Sewell began… Continue Reading ‘We are dying:’ Local Women Urge Black Community to get vaccine

HELP SAVE OHIO CHILD CARE!

Friday, June 11, 2021

Join us for a 30-minute webinar on Tuesday, June 15 at 6:00pm to learn more about the state of child care in Ohio’s biennial budget, the Senate’s damaging language on child care, and how you can join thousands of Ohioans in this urgent call to action to save quality child care. During the webinar, you… Continue Reading HELP SAVE OHIO CHILD CARE!