A Strong Voice for Women
WWA is a diverse and united group of women who come together to make Westchester County a better place for women, and for all. We welcome you to join us. Once you become a member, we also encourage you to join one of our five working groups, visualized below. Not yet a member? Join here.
With women’s reproductive and voting rights under attack, in 2022 women are still not equal in our democracy.
August 26 is known as Women’s Equality Day and marks the federal anniversary of the certification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted some women the right to vote.
Yet in 2022 women in America have fewer rights than they have had in decades. Therefore, this year the Westchester Women’s Agenda is joining the League of Women Voters’ #WomensInequalityDay campaign on August 26 to demand our lawmakers restore and protect our rights. In acknowledging the reality that this is actually Women’s Inequality Day, we urge our national representatives to:
1. Pass voting rights legislation;
2. Add the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution; and
3. Restore reproductive rights to women and those who can become pregnant.
“It is outrageous that in 2022 American women have fewer rights than they have had in decades,” stated Colleen R. Brathwaite, Westchester Women’s Agenda Chair. “We must change this state of affairs and we look to our elected representatives to do all they can to strengthen women’s rights, because when women thrive everyone in the community benefits.”
The WWA strongly urges our local, state and national public leaders to take action to ensure all women’s rights to reproductive freedom, voting access, economic opportunities and racial justice. The time is NOW.
Thank you to our generous sponsor Jill Singer Graphics for the design of our logo in June 2019.
Thank you to Emily and Jamie DePauw who created our WWA Welcome Graphic: “Solving the Puzzle of WWA Advocacy”