Economic Advancement

Increasing Women’s Income

The YWCA supports initiatives to increase the income of women, including policies that raise the minimum wage, protect overtime, strengthen equal pay, maintain the earned income tax credit, oppose the privatization of social security, and expand non-traditional training for women from all socioeconomic and racial backgrounds.

Affordable, Accessible Early Childhood Education

The YWCA supports quality, affordable and accessible early childhood education that assists adults in moving towards economic independence and provides children with culturally sensitive, developmentally appropriate activities that enable children to succeed in school.

Welfare Reform

The YWCA supports initiatives related to an anti-poverty approach to welfare reform that increases education and training opportunities, opposes marriage promotion/incentives, restores benefits to legal immigrants, addresses barriers to self-sufficiency and provides affordable and accessible child care.

Learn more at the YWCA USA site.

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