The YWCA West Central Michigan’s mission depends on supportive and sound policy from local, state, and federal governments. As changes take place at all levels, decisions will be made that can affect the work of the YWCA West Central Michigan and our ability to serve our clients and community. As a part of our West Michigan community, you play a crucial role in ensuring we can achieve our policy goals. Your voice and experiences are critical as we advocate for policies that bring us closer to eliminating racism, empowering women, and ensuring peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.
Join us in advocating for change in your local community and across the state!
Week without violence 2022
October 17th – 22nd is YWCA’s annual Week Without Violence. During this time, YWCAs across the country work to raise awareness, elevate survivor voices, talk with policymakers, and more to end gender-based violence through survivor-centered efforts. Here are some ways you can take action with YWCA:
Tell your Member of Congress:
Reauthorize FVPSA (S. 1275/H.R. 2119) and support survivors through crucial funding and program investments! – FVPSA Call to Action Script
Pass the Women’s Health Protection Act (S. 4132/H.R 8296) today! – WHPA Call to Action
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Reproductive Health and Healthcare
At the YWCA West Central Michigan, we aim to eliminate racial disparities in health and empower others through the expansion of equitable and comprehensive reproductive health and healthcare access for all persons.
As a part of a state-wide initiative to address school pushout of youth of color, YWCAs across Michigan are leading the charge for the S.A.F.E. Student Act (SB 68 and SB69).
Looking for more opportunities to impact change? Want to know what is happening at the federal level? Take action on important federal legislation by visiting YWCA USA’s Action Center today!