Share your voice. Get involved. Do your part.

YW ACT is a community driven, advocacy focused leadership program designed to give community members the skills and opportunity to lead, organize and plan advocacy efforts of the YWCA of Greater Portland. Organized into three committees: Legislative Action, Community Outreach, and Advocacy Communications, these committees champion issues and legislative actions to help the YWCA achieve its mission of eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Committees meet the 2nd Thursday of each month from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the Southeast Multicultural Center (4610 SE Belmont St, Portland OR 97215).

Want to get more involved with YW ACT? Attend our next meeting or join one of our three committees:

The Legislative Action Committee works in tandem with the YWCA’s coalition partners to collaborate and amplify the YWCA’s legislative priorities on the state and national level.

Take an active role in engaging the community at large in a range of issues including: racial justice, women empowerment, immigrant and refugees, and LGBTQIA. This is achieved through partnerships with organizations, artists, faith communities, etc.  In addition, this committee is also focused on civic engagement activities like Get Out the Vote and activism trainings.

This committee is the hub for connecting, disseminating and supporting the activities of the Legislative Action and Community Outreach Committees.  This is achieved through a number of communication vehicles: social media, pod casts, videos, website and print communication.

Have questions about how you can get involved? Email Allison Cohen ( or call (503) 294-7452with any YW ACT related questions or feedback.

Thank you for your interest in YW ACT; we look forward to getting to know you!

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