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February 19, 2020
While average wages have gone up in Washington State, retail workers are still put in the position of rescheduling their lives on short notice after bosses make last-minute changes to work schedules. "Simone" tells her story of long commutes and missed college classes due to bad scheduling practices, and how gaining a secure schedule changed her life for the better.

Opportunity Gap vs Equal Pay Gap

August 20, 2019
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.

What We're Reading: Primary Election Edition

August 5, 2019
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!

Persimmon in the Halls of Congress

July 9, 2019
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.

Legislative Wins and the Advocates Who Made Them

May 14, 2019
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.

We tell the stories of those with lived experiences of racism and sexism and invite supporters to take concrete actions to correct the root causes of disparity in our communities.

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