We know that voting is critical to ensuring a healthy, safe, and empowered future for us, our families, and our communities. We also know that new challenges to the voting process posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, along with pre-existing systemic and historical barriers to the voting booth for communities of color, have made our collective commitment to civic engagement even more critical this election year.

We are committed to doing our part to make sure women and people of color get to the polls and that our experiences and needs are valued, represented, and made a priority to those we elect to public office.

Make sure you, your friends, and your loved ones are registered to vote, be sure to double-check your registration, and develop a plan for voting well in advance of the election – whether that be voting by mail, voting early, or showing up to the polls on November 3rd!

YWCA Richmond is proud to participate in the 2020 Mayorathon, a collaborative civic project of over 17 Richmond based community organizations. We represent residents and members from all corners of the city committed to seeing local government deliver smart policies that make Richmond a more equitable, thriving, and urban place to live. Through questionnaires, forums, and events, we hope to educate Richmonders about their candidates and elected leaders while keeping those leaders accountable to building a progressive future for our city.

Please mark your calendars for the Mayoral Forum on October 14th.