Advocacy at YWCA Northeast Kansas

As one of the oldest and largest women’s organizations across the nation, YWCA has been at the forefront of the most pressing social movements in the Northeast Kansas area for more than 135 years – from voting rights to civil rights, from affordable housing to pay equity, from violence prevention to health care reform.

What sets YWCA Northeast Kansas apart from many other nonprofits is our commitment to comprehensive social services, combined with our dedication to creating a more just world through advocacy and community education.

You can learn more and follow along with actionable steps you can take to stand against racism, empower women, and advocate for the most marginalized by joining our Facebook group, YWCA Northeast Kansas Advocacy Cafecito.


Advocacy Committee

Our Advocacy Committee works year-round to guide us in effective and timely advocacy efforts. They stay on top of local, state, and federal legislation as well as issues of civic engagement and voting rights. One of our strengths in the area of advocacy is our commitment and willingness to working with like-minded organizations to amplify our message and increase the reach our efforts.

Click below to learn more about the Advocacy Committee’s goals and priorities.

Advocacy Committee


Advocacy as a part of the YWCA USA network

At the federal level, we participate in advocacy and justice efforts led by YWCA USA. Click below to see the 2023 YWCA USA Legislative Priorities.




YWCA’s racial justice work is made possible in part by the generosity of Evergy and Kansas Gas Service, and their commitment to their core value of inclusion and diversity.