YWCA’s National Conversation with America’s Women engaged more than 10,000 women across the U.S. through Virtual Town Halls and Candidate Forums in Arizona, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Through those events we:

  • Raised women’s voices so our concerns and priorities are heard by voters and candidates
  • Shared *new* state-specific polling on women’s concerns and priorities about economic challenges, child care, and racial justice
  • Put accurate information about the election process directly in the hands of voters

Past YWomenVote Events

Georgia Women’s Virtual Town Hall

Issues Explored:  Economic, child care, and racial justice
Date: December 15, 2020 /  12:00 Noon EST – 1:30 P.M.

Speakers:

Ohio Women’s Virtual Town Hall

Issues Explored:  Racism is a public health crisis
Polling Data: Download
Date: Oct 27, 2020  /   12:00 Noon EST – 1:30 P.M
Speakers:

  • Alejandra Castillo, CEO, YWCA USA
  • Althea Stewart, M.D., 145th President of the American Psychiatric Association
  • Chyna Johnson, Director of Impact and Innovation, GirlTrek
  • Nan Whaley, Mayor of Dayton, OH
Sponsors:

 

North Carolina Women’s Virtual Town Hall

Issues Explored:  Economic security and child care
Polling Data: Download
Date: Oct 26, 2020 /   12:00 Noon EST – 1:30 P.M.
Speakers:

  • Alejandra Castillo, YWCA USA CEO – moderator
  • Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, Assistant Dean for Civic Engagement, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, the University of Texas at AUSTIN
  • Muffy Grant, Executive Director of North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation
  • Dr. Iheoma U. Iruka, Research Professor, Department of Public Policy and Director, Early Childhood Health and Racial Equity program at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at UNC-CH
  • Velva Jenkins, CEO, YWCA Lower Cape Fear

 

Pennsylvania Women’s Virtual Town Hall

Issues Explored:  Economic security, child care, and racial justice
Polling Data: Download
Date: Oct 20, 2020 12:00 Noon EST – 1:30 P.M
Speakers:

  • Alejandra Y. Castillo, Former CEO, YWCA USA

  • Stacey Woodland, CEO, YWCA Tri-County Area,

  • April Russell, Lancaster Votes

  • Esther L. Bush, President, Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh

  • Debra Ness, President, National Partnership for Women & Families

  • Virginia Kase, CEO, League of Women Voters

Sponsors: The Coca Cola Company

 

YWomenVote: A Virtual Conversation on the Impact of Your Vote in Arizona

Issues Explored:  Voting rights and procedures for 2020
Polling Data: Download
Date:
 Oct 16, 2020 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST/10:00 AM – 12:00 AM PT
Speakers:

  • Monica Villalobos, Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Selene Gomez, Vote Riders
  • Vashti Rutledge, All in Together

Virtual Town Hall on the Impact of Your Vote in Florida

Supporters: League of Women Voters of Miami-Dade, rbb Communications
Issues Explored: COVID-19’s economic impact on women
Polling Data: Download
Date: Oct 13, 2020 06:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST
Speakers:

  • Alejandra Y. Castillo, CEO, YWCA USA

  • Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO, National Women’s Law Center

  • Cecile Scoon, First Vice President, League of Women Voters of Florida

  • Tina Tchen, President and CEO, TIME’S UP NOW

Lead Sponsors: Uber Apollo-Bank aarp

 

Manchester, New Hampshire – January 29, 2020

Issues Explored: Working Moms, Women of Color, Millennials and Generation Z
Date: January 29, 2020

Speakers:

  • Alejandra Y. Castillo, CEO, YWCA USA
  • YWCA Cantin, CEO, YWCA New Hampshire
  • Christina D’Allesandro, Statewide Director, Moms Rising in New Hampshire
  • Brenda Lett, President, NH Black Women’s Health Project
  • Kile Adumen, Adjunct Faculty Instructor, Southern New Hampshire University
  • Yasamin Safarzadeh, Underserved Populations Program Specialist, YWCA New Hampshire

Capitol Hill Briefing: YWomenVote 2020 Survey Launch, Washington, DC – December 12, 2019

Issues Explored: YWomenVote 2020 Survey Results Launch
Date: December 12, 2019

Honorary Congressional Host Committee:

  • Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
  • Representatives Gwen Moore (D-WI-OR), Debbie Dingell (D-MI-12), and Cathy McMorris Rodgers, (R-WA-05)

Speakers:

  • Alejandra Y. Castillo, CEO, YWCA USA
  • Debra Ness, President, National Partnership for Women & Families
  • Erin Vilardi, Founder and CEO, Vote Run Lead
  • Jess Morales Rocketto, Co-Founder, Supermajority
  • Celinda Lake, President & Founder, Lake Research Partners
  • Melanie Campbell, President & CEO, National Coalition on Black Civil Participation
  • Jennifer Baik, Communications and Policy Associate, APIA Vote
  • Brigid Schulte, Director, Better Life Lab