A Briefing on Women’s Priorities and Expectations for Congress

At YWCA, we are doing the work of justice everyday—through our advocacy, our leadership, and our work in communities. On December 12, 2019, YWCA released the results of “Why Women Vote 2020,” a national survey of women in the United States that explores their economic, health, gender-based violence, workplace equity, and racial justice concerns and priorities. “Why Women Vote 2020” frames a clear women’s agenda for the next Congress and Administration, and will guide YWCA’s largest-ever civic engagement program to deliver on women’s enthusiasm for change.

On December 12, YWCA hosted a briefing to learn more about the results of this survey, including women’s experiences, concerns, and priorities for legislative and policy solutions.

Featured speakers included:

  • Alejandra Y. Castillo, Esq., CEO, YWCA USA (Moderator)
  • Celinda Lake, President and Founder, Lake Research Partners
  • Debra Ness, President, National Partnership for Women & Families
  • Melanie Campbell, President & CEO, The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
  • Jennifer Baik, Communications & Policy Associate, APIAVote
  • Erin Vilardi, Founder & CEO, VoteRunLead Brigid Schulte, Director, Better Life Lab, New America
  • Brigid Schulte, Director, Better Life Lab, New America

Honorary Congressional Host Committee

US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), US Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), US Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), US Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and US Representatives Gwen Moore (D-WI-04), US Representative Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12), and US Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA-05)

Brought to you in partnership with:

  • Lake Research Partners
  • American Viewpoint
  • National Partnership for Women & Families
  • New America Better Life Lab
  • Supermajority
  • VoteRunLead

Missed the event? Don’t worry: you can watch the entire panel video, or read our recap