Today, hundreds of YWCA leaders from across the country are coming to Washington DC to exert our Persimmon Power! Together we will call on Congress to support policies and programs that help girls, women and families!
Our face-to-face meetings with Congress will send a clear message:
Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act and fund vital programs that help women, girls and families survive and thrive!
Not in Washington? Join us by taking action!
For all the rest of us who cannot get to Washington, we can be there in spirit with our emails and phone calls in a massive show of “E-Persimmon Power.”
Call your Member of Congress!
Call toll-free at (202)224-3121! You will have to make three calls: one to your Representative and one to each of your Senators.
To find the names of your elected officials, click here.
“My name is _________. I am a constituent and a supporter of the YWCA. I am calling to urge the Representative/Senator to support the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), the Childcare Development Block Grant (CCDBG) and the Violence Against Women Act.
All of these provide vital support for YWCA services that help countless women, children and families.
I am asking the (Representative/Senator) to support $3.46 billion dollars for the CDBG, an additional $825 million for CCDBG and to provide $644.3 million for VAWA programs for FY 2013.
Please circulate! Forward via Facebook; urge classmates, friends and family to make calls to their Members of Congress.