YWCA of Asheville Opposes All Six Constitutional Amendments

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YWCA of Asheville Opposes All Six Constitutional Amendments

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With early voting underway across the state, YWCA of Asheville adds their organization’s voice to the growing chorus of opposition to all six proposed amendments to the North Carolina Constitution. “We, the CEO and the Board of Directors of the YWCA of Asheville and WNC, stand in opposition to all six amendments. We believe these amendments to be misleading, harmful, costly, and unnecessary,” stated Beth Maczka, CEO. YWCA of Asheville echoes the concerns voiced by Democracy NC, ACLU North Carolina, and North Carolina NAACP: that each of the proposed amendments are deceptive in their language, restrict voter rights, and give the legislature unprecedented control over the courts and elections. Board President Leslie Fay added, “our mission is to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all, and we understand that these amendments are not in alignment with that mission. We encourage all North Carolinians to vote in this critical mid-term election, and to vote “no” to all six harmful amendments.”  

Due to inclement weather, YWCA of Asheville will be on a 2-hour delay on  Thursday, November 15th. The building and all programs, including the Fitness Center, Aquatics, Early Learning Program, and Empowerment Child Care, will open at 9:30 am. Please note that this means that ELP will NOT serve breakfast. Please check back here frequently for possible updates and changes, and please stay safe and warm out there!