YWCA announces Community Reach Out event March 20

Published Mar 17, 2018 at 4:00pm

In support of the New York State 2018 Women’s Opportunity Agenda, the YWCA Mohawk Valley Public Policy Committee will host this year’s second Community Reach Out at noon Tuesday, March 20.

The Tuesday event will be held at YWCA MV’s main offices at 7 Rutger Park, Utica, in consideration of supporters who could not attend the March 15 evening event. Refreshments will be provided.

“These Community Reach Out events unite Mohawk Valley residents who believe women’s rights and empowerment are a priority,” said Kari Procopio, YWCA MV chief advancement officer. “Our postcard campaigns urge state representatives to protect these rights by supporting the Women’s Opportunity Agenda included in this year’s state budget.” 

The campaign endorses the implementation of the Women’s Agenda and YWCA MV is prioritizing four specific initiatives: removal of firearms from convicted domestic violence abusers; better definition and criminalization of acts of sextortion; educating youth about healthy relationships; and extending the storage period for evidence collected during rape exams following a sexual assault. 

For more information on YWCA MV programs and services, visit ywcamv.org.