Today, we celebrate and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose commitment to justice and service is the benchmark for many movements.
Our country remains at a crossroads, with a path for justice clearly laid before us, but not taken. Significant barriers–especially from those who put their own interests ahead of the common good–remain.
As this new legislative session begins, we call on the Congressional leadership to remember and learn from the teachings and activism of Dr. King. He called us to serve others, believed in equity and justice for all people, and pledged to march ahead, not backward.
Today, we invite you to commit to a 2023 filled with actions that move our country forward in service of the common good. Here are a few ways:
- Call your representatives and urge them to work together in support of YWCA’s legislative priorities for the 118th Congress. Review those priorities here.
- Give back to your community. As a reminder, we currently serve more than 200 families each week through our food pantry, along with maintaining a clothing closet of donated clothes, home goods, and other items. If you would like to make a donation to either effort, call our office at 202-626-0700.
- Tell your friends and family about our programs including our educational opportunities for adults (our new term is underway now!) and youth mentoring programs, EmpowerGirls & EmpowerSTEAM.
Together and in service of others, our communities can thrive. Together, we will march ahead, make a difference, and create a more justice and equitable world for all.