Women are a driving force in elections. And we’re on track to do it again in 2022.
With so much at stake for our families and communities, women in America want, need, deserve, and demand action.
Are you ready for Nov. 8? Many of the issues we care about will be decided in our backyards: In our state legislatures, in mayors’ and governors’ offices, and more.
Now is the time to check your registration, request your absentee ballot and get your voting plan in place. We’re here to help. Let’s get ready.
Join us at noon on Sept. 20 for a virtual community conversation about YWomen Vote, the history of voting challenges, and the continued barriers that women face in America. This discussion will feature YWCA Advocacy Manager Barbara Ward and former Dayton Mayor Rhine McLin. We’ll also look ahead at practical ways individual citizens can influence public policy and make their voices heard so that women remain a driving force on issues big and small – every single year.
YWomenVote 2022 – Read our Midterm Election Update
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!
In YWomenVote 2022 – Midterm Election Study, we examine the experiences of women of various backgrounds, demographics, races, and ethnicities to deepen our understanding of our specific experiences, concerns, and priorities ahead of upcoming midterm elections.
Our findings provide Congress, policymakers, and candidates with a blueprint for ensuring women and families across the spectrum can succeed, and the data to back what women in America want, need, deserve, and demand!
YWCA’s dual mission demands we center the experiences of women and girls of color due to the intersecting injustices of racial and gender inequity. Historically, their perspectives are frequently overlooked as policy decisions are made. For these reasons our report analyzes these findings through the lens of race and gender to deepen understanding of the specific experiences, concerns, and priorities of women of color.
Our mission compels us to gather this data as an essential step in our efforts to dismantle systemic and structural racism while also shining a light on how systemic inequities shape experiences and outcomes with education, employment, housing, and so many other domains.