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September 25, 2018
At YWCA, we’re excited to once again be part of a national effort to strengthen our community by registering hundreds of voters on September 25, 2018, also known as National Voter Registration Day.

Why is Housing So Expensive in the Puget Sound?

May 29, 2018
For many Americans, the American Dream symbolizes a promise that you could afford the life you wanted if you worked full time. Today folks are working two jobs and still not able to afford their rent, let alone dream of affording a house in King or Snohomish counties. We take the time to stop and ask why this is happening here, and what we can do to change it.

Find Your Voice, Share Your Story: World YWCA Day

April 23, 2018
April 24 is World YWCA Day, when YWCAs across the globe celebrate the network we belong to and the work we share in uplifting women. This year's theme is "Find Your Voice, Share Your Story." Established in 1947 as the Annual YWCA Membership Celebration, World YWCA Day took on its current name and present focus on being part of a global movement in 1972.

Spotlight on YWCA's Sexual Violence Legal Services

April 17, 2018
April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, and this is the second post in a two-part blog series uncovering how laws and policies in Washington state present both opportunities and barriers to reporting sexual assault and remedying justice.

Fighting for Equal Pay in Washington State

April 10, 2018
Today is Women’s Equal Pay Day, the metaphorical date on which women have finally made as much money as white men made last year. So if every white man had stopped being paid on January 1, today would mark the day that women, working all the way through the last four months, finally match the 2017 salary of men.

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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