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It's Time for Washington Cities to Stop Criminalizing Homelessness

October 9, 2018
A recent ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court says that cities cannot outlaw people from sitting or sleeping in public when there are no possible alternatives. This ruling has big implications for cities in Snohomish County with these kinds of bans, and more complicated effects in King County and Seattle.

Thanks for Stepping out with us!

October 3, 2018
Last Wednesday we gathered to celebrate the BABES Network-YWCA sisterhood at Stella Steps Out. The night was filled with inspiration, laughter, tears, and empowerment.

Seven Things to Know this Native Women's Equal Pay Day

September 26, 2018
Native American Women's Equal Pay Day is September 27. On this day we recognize the work Native women have to do to catch up to the earnings of their white, non-Hispanic male counterparts in the previous year. Native women experience the second-worst wage gap among women of color, earning 57 cents for every dollar.

It's Your Future, Vote!

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.

The Meaning of Citizenship

September 19, 2018
Constitution Day or Citizenship Day is an American federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who become U.S. citizens. It is normally observed on September 17, the day in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the document in Philadelphia. This week, I will be sharing my personal story about my journey to becoming a U.S. citizen.

How Black Mothers are Disproportionately Impacted by Payday Loans

September 18, 2018
Black mothers are often targeted by payday loan sharks, who trap them into a debt spiral just to pay off their regular bills. Weak government regulation allows predatory banking to continue, disproportionately impacting those excluded from traditional financial institutions by racism.
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