We’re on a winning team.

Categories: Advocacy

We are in good company! From Washington to Pennsylvania, YWCAs won major advocacy victories last year. Here’s how they made it happen. As we draw inspiration and knowledge from our past, we also look to our peers in the present moment. Sister YWCAs are moving legislation, changing policy, and building community all over the country, …

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In the News: Minimum Wage Endorsements

Categories: Advocacy, In the News
We joined the fight for $15 today at a local press conference where San Francisco and Oakland Mayors endorsed the Fair Wage Act to raise the minimum wage to $15, by Christopher Cadelago (Photo: YWCA SF + Marin lobbying to raise the wage). Check out the Sacramento Bee news story on the day! California minimum wage …

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We come from fearless women.

Categories: Advocacy

YWCA has advocated for women and girls from the beginning. We got our start by elevating women’s voices. We are still advocating today. In the 1880s, women from the Kansas City YWCA advocated for better working conditions at the Armour Packing Plant, and won them. In 1886, the YWCA in Dayton, OH petitioned legislators to …

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Why is it “the way things are”?

Categories: Advocacy

We’ve been asking the question “why” a lot here at the YWCA of San Francisco & Marin. Why do so many women need our services? Why are so many women over fifty unemployed? Why can’t seniors afford their apartments? Why do women of color earn less than white women, and why do women earn less …

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We’re starting something big!

Categories: Advocacy

We’re launching a powerful new program! We don’t have to tackle life’s biggest challenges alone. Through our advocacy program, we are going to make positive changes in our communities, together. We all face big challenges in our lives, and too often we face them alone. What if we didn’t have to? What if we had …

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