Advocacy

YWCA of Olympia Advocacy & Public Policy

YWCA Olympia is on a mission to eliminate racism and sexism to advance the political, social and economic status of all women and girls. Therefore, we advocate for:

  • Economic mobility and economic stability for all womxn;
  • Freedom from racism and sexism; and
  • Opportunities that allow all womxn and girls to reach their full potential.
YWCA’s EEP participants ready to speak with Legislators!
EEP staff member Tatomya speaking with Rep Beth Doglio and Sen Sam Hunt.

 

 

Meetings:

Our Advocacy Committee usually meets on the second Monday of the month and is open to the public.

Our next meeting is Monday, February 11, at 5:30pm.


YWCA Olympia Advocacy Priorities:

The 2019 Washington State Legislature is now OPEN.  The turnaround for bills to pass out of committee is coming up soon on February 2nd. We will be tracking bills that impact women, girls and people of color.  From pay equality to sexual harassment and other issues identified by those most impacted, we will advocate and invite you to join us.

YWCA Olympia joins leaders as Washington State signs Paid Family & Medical Leave into law on July 5th, 2017!

To learn more or to join the Advocacy Committee: