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! 

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)