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Want to get involved in protecting reproductive health, rights, and justice for Michiganders? Interested in volunteering with the YWCA? Check out our latest volunteer opportunity below and fill out our volunteer sign-up form here!

Volunteer Position: GOTV Support Volunteer


Public policy and advocacy at the YWCA

Public policy impacts everyone.  Local, state, and federal policy decisions can uphold, maintain, and shape inequities and disparities in health, education, civil rights, and economic stability.  To make lasting change, we must be active in transforming those policies.  Coupled with the YWCA West Central Michigan mission – eliminating racism; empowering women and girls; promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. – public policy and advocacy address the underlying issues affecting members of our community and those we serve and move into action.  

Want to know what we are watching at the state level?  You can find out what we have been monitoring on our LegiScan page!

Interested in our positions?  Click on any one of our policy position statements for more information!

Looking to get involved in policy advocacy?  Check out our Calls to Action page!

For more information about our public policy and advocacy activities, please contact Adrienne Zaya, Public Policy Coordinator at



Grand Rapids City Government
Kent County Board of Commissioners
A Citizen’s Guide to State Government
Michigan State Senate
Michigan House of Representatives
United States Senate
United States House of Representatives