YWCA Endorses Referendum 88

Referendum 88 would overturn the ban on outreach to historically marginalized communities for economic and educational opportunities.
October 18, 2019

Today, YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish announced its endorsement of Referendum 88 to approve Initiative 1000 and restore fairness for veterans, small business owners, women, and people of color seeking to succeed in public employment, contracting, and university admissions – without the use of caps or quotas.

YWCA has joined the Washington Fairness Campaign, a statewide coalition of community advocates, business owners, labor allies, and elected officials who are unified in the effort to approve I-1000 & R-88 on the November 2019 ballot. The campaign is led by former Governors Locke, Gregoire, and Evans, as well as leadership from the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, and Washington State Labor Council.

YWCA has long fought to increase economic and educational opportunities for Black and African American women and girls, who are uniquely discriminated against by sexism and racism in the institutions of our state. If we pass R-88, the population of Washington’s public universities would begin to better reflect the state as a whole.

Join YWCA, and all of the members of the Washington Fairness Campaign in voting to approve Referendum 88 this November!

About YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish:

YWCA is the region’s oldest and largest organization focused on the needs of women, and provides services and advocacy to support stable homes and economic advancement, reduce violence and improve health, and promote racial equity and social justice. With programs that serve more than 11,000 people each year, YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. To learn more, please visit our website: ywcaworks.org.

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