YWCA Cambridge Launches GOTV Campaign

According to PBS News Hour, “Estimates show more than 58 percent of eligible voters went to the polls during the 2016 election, nearly breaking even with the turnout rate set during the last presidential election in 2012, even as the final tallies in states like California continue to be calculated, according to statistics collected by the U.S. Elections Project.” This means that nearly 42% of Americans stayed home that day and didn’t participate in the democratic process.

YWCA Cambridge is on a mission to increase this percentage. We believe that voting drives change. From July-November 2018, we will host a series of events to educate the public on the issues and facilitate voter registration. Stop by to get yourself registered at your most current address, learn more about getting involved in local elections, take the pledge to vote and so much more.  Help us reach our goal of 50 new registrations in the Cambridge area before the next election.

Upcoming Confirmed Events:

July 23, 2018, 12-2pm- MassVOTE will be providing voter registration in YWCA Cambridge’s lobby

August 7, 2018, 12-2pm- Cambridge Election Commission will be providing voter registration in YWCA Cambridge’s lobby

There is so much in store for this campaign and we hope to see you at one of our events!

“Every election is determined by the people who show up.”
– Larry J. Sabato, Pendulum Swing

Donate to this effort here: http://bit.ly/donatetoywcacam

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Stand Against Racism

To kick off this year’s Stand Against Racism campaign, YWCA Cambridge is making
t-shirts available through Bonfire.
On April 21, 2018, YWCA Cambridge will host a panel discussion featuring Women of Color Elected Officials on “The Importance of Registering to Vote, Voting and Running
 for Public Office”. Order your t-shirt and save the date! A portion of each t-shirt sale goes to YWCA Cambridge.
Keep an eye out for more details on this upcoming event!

We Are On a Mission in 2018.

When thinking about the New Year and what it means for YWCA Cambridge, we began to look at the four core programs that make us who we are. Those four programs are: Housing and Shelter Services; Health and Wellness; Empowerment and Economic Advancement of Women and Girls; and Racial and Social Justice. Each area is key to the success of our mission: to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

In order to highlight our efforts in 2018, we have created this blog to showcase issues, achievements, stories, and events surrounding our program areas.  From telling the stories of our girls leadership program (GOLD) participants to reporting on our efforts to overcome the issues of personal and institutional racism, we want to give you the ins and outs of YWCA Cambridge through monthly blog posts. Our goal with this blog is to educate, motivate and create conversations about each program area.

We want to know what issues are important to you. Tell us what you want to hear or learn more about! Email Whitney at wmooney@ywcacam.org.