YWomenVote 2020 Report
Women were a driving force in 2020.
As the nation commemorated the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave some women the right to vote, and the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which later expanded critical voting rights and protections for people of color, women once again responded with high levels of voting participation. Women — particularly women of color — continued their unprecedented roles as candidates and decisive voting constituencies in city, county, state, and national elections all over America.
Against this backdrop, new data from YWomenVote2O2O — YWCA’s 3rd national survey of women in the United States — explored their economic, health, gender-based violence, workplace equity, and racial justice concerns and priorities.