In addition to our programs, YWCA New Mexico advocates for the support of women and girls right here in our community. We do this by partnering with other organizations to support the public policy that is beneficial to our mission: eliminating racism, empowering women. We also update our membership and supporters network on public policy and events that further our mission.
Our priorities drive our advocacy work
We support initiatives to enforce current regulations and laws.
We actively support the YWCA USA’s pro-choice agenda
We oppose limitations on affirmative action.
Violence Against Women
We support the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Also, we support legislation that ensures employment stability and economic security for victims of violence against women.
We support policies and/or legislation that supports every person’s ability to reach their highest potential and to live with dignity in peace.