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End the Shutdown: Stop Hurting Women and Families

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Statement from YWCA USA CEO Alejandra Y. Castillo: “Women, children and families shouldn’t be used as pawns in political games. People across the country are hurting right now, and the reverberations of this needless government shutdown will harm millions of people long after a resolution is made. And we know that women—especially women of color,… Continue Reading End the Shutdown: Stop Hurting Women and Families

YWCA – Celebrating 160 Years

Friday, January 4, 2019

The YWCA USA is celebrating 160 years of action and service. Each member organization works to meet the needs in their own community, but every YWCA is unified under the same goal: to eliminate racism and empower women.   YWCA Wausau has been working to create lasting change for 99 years.  We were founded in… Continue Reading YWCA – Celebrating 160 Years

Giving Tuesday 2018

Monday, November 26, 2018

#GivingTuesday November 27, 2018 #GivingTuesday is a global movement.  Millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live.   We have two days for getting deals – Black Friday and Cyber Monday. On#GivingTuesday, we have a day for giving back. Together, people… Continue Reading Giving Tuesday 2018

YWCA urges the immediate reauthorization of VAWA

Thursday, August 2, 2018

YWCA USA urges the immediate reauthorization of VAWA 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… Continue Reading YWCA urges the immediate reauthorization of VAWA

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

Juneteenth

Friday, July 13, 2018

Today is Juneteenth, a day commemorating the official emancipation of the last remaining enslaved people in the U.S. Though we celebrate, we know that there is much more work to be done and progress yet to be made until we are all truly free. Though we honor and commemorate this day, we are also thinking… Continue Reading Juneteenth