YWCA Endorses All 2020 King County Charter Amendments

Passed by the King County Council, the seven amendments go before the voters in the November general election
October 21, 2020

Today, YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish announced its endorsement of all seven King County charter amendments to reform policing, expand public land available for building affordable housing, create restorative justice programs, and to prevent discrimination against immigrants and LGBTQ+ service members. 

YWCA has joined the Charter For Justice campaign, a statewide coalition of community advocates, nonprofit organizations, labor allies, and elected officials who are unified in the effort to approve the seven charter amendments on the November 2020 ballot. 

YWCA has long fought to increase accountability for police violence and end racism in our systems of criminal justice. These amendments lay the foundation to build a new justice system based on public services and community-based rehabilitation programs. Paired with Amendment 2 to expand public land available to build affordable housing, these changes will lead to a King County where all Black women and their families can thrive. 

Join YWCA, and all of the members of Charter For Justice, in voting to approve King County Charter amendments 1-7 this November 3rd! 

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 15,000 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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