At YWCA, we talk a lot about the wage gap between women and men, a gap that is even larger for women of color. However, the opportunity gap that denies women chances to get promoted or work in fast growing industries is another example of the sexism and racism that has stagnated progress to equality in our economy.
It’s August, and tomorrow is the primary election for Seattle City Council, King County, and Snohomish County councils. We’ve put together some important news articles about this election below. Read up and get your ballots in today to make your voice heard!
YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish leaders joined YWCAs from across the nation to fill the halls of Congress with persimmon during the 2019 YWCA National Conference. There, they promoted the policies, programs, and funding needed to ensure a safe, economically secure future for women and girls.
2019 marks the 50-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and, for Pride month, we're diving into the history of this event, its importance to the Gay Liberation movement of today, and the black woman who's been erased from the history of this critical turning point.
After some huge wins in Olympia, we’re showing our appreciation for the advocates, volunteers, and partners who made this year a success, and giving you the chance to thank your lawmakers for passing important bills to help Washington women and their families thrive.