Advocacy

Statement from YWCA Princeton CEO Tay Walker

Friday, June 24, 2022

SUPREME COURT DECISION OVERTURNS ROE V. WADE As a mother, childcare provider, and leader of a racial and gender justice organization, I am devastated by the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. This landmark legislation has protected a woman’s right to choose for almost 50 years, and today, our country took a giant step backwards in … Read More

Meet our 2022 Stand Against Racism Panelists

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Join us for a virtual panel discussion Wednesday, April 27, featuring local experts in education and diversity, equity, and inclusion that will examine the origins and dispel misconceptions of Critical Race Theory. Breakout conversations as well as a Q&A session will follow the panel, which will be moderated by YWCA Princeton Mission Chair and Board … Read More

YWomen Vote and What VAWA Means for Survivors

Thursday, February 24, 2022

The following blog post was contributed by Advocacy and Development Intern Frances C. “Today we know that one in three women will experience domestic violence and more than three women are murdered by their partners each day.”  These are terrifying odds.   Domestic violence is an issue which affects people from all backgrounds, ages, races, … Read More

Civic Engagement, The Importance of Voting as Women in our Society Today

Friday, November 5, 2021

This blog post was contributed by Advocacy and Development Intern Frances C. 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage, or not? In 2020, the United States celebrated the 100-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which officially declared: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States … Read More

Advocacy in Action: Declaring Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

This post was contributed by our Development Intern, Aneeqah. Declaring Racism as a Public Health Crisis Racism in the United States not only affects the way people are treated, but also overall public health for communities of color. Factors such as income inequality and discrimination often leads to people of color not receiving adequate health … Read More

Statement on the Anniversary of George Floyd’s Murder

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

One year ago today, George Floyd was murdered. A teenager, not knowing what else she could possibly do, recorded his final moments. The world watched. And then the world responded. Amidst a global pandemic, people lined the streets in Brussels, London, Seoul, Sydney, Tokyo, and right here in Mercer County. In March, the House of … Read More

Waiting to Exhale

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

To our YW Family, Yesterday, our nation observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Tomorrow, we will witness history made possible by his legacy: Kamala Harris—the first woman, a Black and Asian-American woman, and the daughter of immigrants—will be sworn in as the Vice President of the United States. But today, and for most of last … Read More

Why Your Vote Matters

Monday, November 2, 2020

Your Voice, Your Vote, Your Future. The following blog post was contributed by Aneeqah, one of our talented interns. While she isn’t old enough to vote in the 2020 election, she is keenly aware of it’s significance, and encourages everyone who is eligible to exercise their right to vote.  The right to vote has long … Read More