Press Release – Statement by YWCA USA CEO, Alejandra Y. Castillo
“New Topeka Mayor, Michelle De La Isla, is a testament to the incredible successes women can achieve when they are given the support and resources they need. We are so proud to see a survivor who found help at her local YWCA and through her civic engagement and commitment to public service will now lead her city as an elected official. There are truly no limits to what women can accomplish when we support one another. On behalf of the YWCA movement, I extend my deepest congratulations.”
About YWCA USA
YWCA USA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen communities. We are one of the oldest and largest women’s organizations in the nation, serving over 2 million women, girls, and their families.
YWCA has been at the forefront of the most pressing social movements for more than 150 years — from voting rights to civil rights, from affordable housing to pay equity, from violence prevention to health care reform. Today, we combine programming and advocacy in order to generate institutional change in three key areas: racial justice and civil rights, empowerment and economic advancement of women and girls, and health and safety of women and girls. Learn more: www.ywca.org.
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