YWomenVote2020: A National Conversation with America’s Women

As we head into the final weeks of YWCA’s 2020 Get Out the Vote (GOTV) efforts, our nation faces extraordinary challenges. A global pandemic, an economic crisis, and a reckoning with systemic racism have heightened what’s at stake in this election and exacerbated voting barriers for people of color with new and often confusing election procedures that vary from state to state.

During October, YWCA is making 5 stops in our National Conversation with America’s Women, convening virtual town hall meetings for the women of Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Our goal?

  • Raise women’s voices so our concerns and priorities are heard by voters and candidates
  • Share *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

Whatever state you’re from, there’s a place for you in these extraordinary conversations.
Register today!

Virtual Town Hall Events in October

North Carolina Women’s Virtual Town Hall

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

  • 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

RSVP: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9moT3nS4Q8SROimYnf2big

Ohio Women’s Virtual Town Hall

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

  • 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

.RSVP: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2BZWmCqHR_SNlQpKv4qtMg


Past YWomenVote Events

Pennsylvania Women’s Virtual Town Hall

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

Sponsors: The Coca Cola Company


Watch the town hall

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

Issues to be Explored:  Voting rights and procedures for 2020
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), and Vashti Rutledge (All in Together)

Watch the town hall

Virtual Town Hall on the Impact of Your Vote in Florida

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

Lead Sponsors: Uber Apollo-Bank aarp


Watch the town hall

Manchester, New Hampshire – January 29, 2020


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