As an organization that has been dedicated to improving the lives of all women in our nation for more than a century, we at the YWCA USA are proud of the role we have played in voter education efforts.

This election season is critical to the well-being of women, girls and people of color. To help our associations in our get-out-the-vote and voter education efforts, the YWCA is proud to launch the 2012 YWCAvote.org.

During this election year, our vote counts now more than ever.

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