Calls To Action!

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!

This Month:

Gender-Based Violence

Preventing violence before it happens is critically important to our agency’s public policy work.  Whether that is through supporting survivors through federally funded programs or working to protect their rights and safety outside of our agency.  Take action to support survivors today by clicking on the links below!

JOIN US and YWCA USA: Tell Congress it’s time to take action to reauthorize Family Violence Prevention Services Act (S. 1275/H.R. 2119)!

Contact your legislator today: Pass the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) of 2021 (H.R. 1620)!

Interested in what legislation may impact survivors of domestic, sexual, and intimate partner violence here in Michigan?  Check out our legislative tracker on gender-based violence what issues YWCA West Central Michigan is monitoring.

 

2021-2022

Educational Equity

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).  Call Michigan’s Senate Committee on Education and Career Readiness today and show your support!

S.A.F.E. Student Act Fact Sheet  

S.A.F.E. Student Act Committee Call to Action Script

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!