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August 25, 2020
Here in Washington, we fight to expand the right to vote, not suppress it. That’s why we’ve been one of the leading states in the nation on voting by mail. But we still have work to do, as the right to vote is withheld from the 10,000 people in our state who are out on community supervision following their jail sentence. 

Secure Scheduling Transformed One Working Woman's Life

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.

What We're Reading: Voting Rights Edition

October 24, 2019
With the city and county elections right around the corner, we’ve put together some important news articles about voting rights. Read up and get your ballots in today to make your voice heard!

Europe Is Narrowing the Gender Opportunity Gap, We Can Too

September 17, 2019
Last month, we wrote about what the opportunity gap is, and how it impacts the potential for women, particularly Black women, to gain leadership positions in business and government. This week we’re looking at how other nations around the world have successfully narrowed the gap between men and women in representation on company boards or in major political parties.

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.

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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