Your Voice, Your Vote, Your Future
YWCA has a long history of working to support women in the communities we serve to ensure women’s voices are heard at the ballot box through grassroots and civic engagement initiatives through over 200 YWCA local associations.
Ratified in 1920, the 19th amendment, which guaranteed the right to vote, was a monumental step in empowering women. However, the power structures built on the assumption that women, and especially women of color, would be forever excluded from the political process remain rigidly in place, and people continue to fight over what it means for women to have political power, or whether they truly have it. (Learn more about the barriers people, and predominately people of color, still experience today in exercising their voting rights.)
The work for YWCA for the next 100 years must continue to focus on equity to ensure that women continue to be a driving force for our democracy.
Register Yourself to Vote
From your local school board to the Senate, it’s important to participate in civic engagement in every election if you can. Thanks for taking the first step. Take just a few minutes to understand your eligibility to vote, complete the form below to get started and to make sure your voice is heard!