At the YWCA Board of Directors meeting in December 2014, the Board approved a 2015 Advocacy Agenda drafted and presented by the YW’s Advocacy Committee. Many of you participated in the recent survey created by the Committee to help learn about the priorities of YW stakeholders, including staff, board, and program participants. Thank you!

The 2015  Advocacy Agenda, prioritized the YW as a community co-leader around two issues: supporting Asheville and Buncombe County in the implementation of best practices to protect against discrimination in the justice system, and fighting decreases to child care subsidy income eligibility and parent fee increases. Additional advocacy agenda items fall under the categories of child care, economic empowerment, and health & safety. The YWCA’s advocacy work is included in our organization’s Strategic Plan, where we have the goals of being a leader in eliminating racism and empowering women through change in public policy. Thanks again to all of you who provided your input, and we look forward to continuing to engage you in our advocacy efforts in the coming year! 


Transition 2017

In this time of change and transition, YWCA remains resolute and focused on our mission to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. We stand ready to work with a new administration to continue to prioritize the safety and full equality of women and girls of color. To this end, the YWCA calls upon the incoming administration to uphold the core American values of justice, equity, and fairness in their upcoming political appointments. Follow the link above to read more. 


Helpful Links:

NC Board of Elections
Find out who represents you, all deadlines, and if you are registered to vote.

Buncombe County Board of Elections

Childcare Voucher Advocacy

Asheville-Buncombe League of Women Voters

NC General Assembly

Democracy NC

NC Women United

Action For Children

Children First/Communities In Schools (CF/CIS)