YWCA is fighting for YOU on Capitol Hill Day!

by Desiree Hoffman
Director of Advocacy and Policy, YWCA USA

Desiree Hoffman

Desiree Hoffman

Today is an important day for the YWCA and for all the women we serve.  Here in our nation’s capital, 250 YWCA leaders — from Oregon to New York, Texas to North Dakota — are gathered today to advocate for women, girls and families. Not just the ones that come through the doors of our 1,300 locations across the U.S. every day, but for ALL women and girls.

United to serve 2 million women and girls across country, YWCA is a force to be reckoned with!

At the Conference: Laura Garza, YWCA San Antonio

by Laura Garza
YWCA San Antonio (TX)

Laura Garza

Laura Garza of YWCA San Antonio at the YWCA National Conference in Washington, D.C.

Capitol Hill Day was a great experience; enjoyed talking to congressmen and staff.  I hope that they got the message that cutting CCDBG (Child Care and Development Block Grant Act) and CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) is not the answer.  These cuts are going to impact our women and children in our communities.  It will create more unemployment and we still have not recovered from the recession.