Leaders from Yakima's YWCA take part in Washington's Domestic Violence Advocacy Day
OLYMPIA, Wash.- Leaders from the Yakima YWCA are spending their Valentine's Day advocating for their clients in Olympia as part of Domestic Violence Advocacy Day, which is led by the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Throughout the day, members of YWCA have been meeting with local representatives to promote and oppose legislation that could impact those in domestic violence situations.
It's an effort local YWCA leaders say is crucial to their year-long efforts to fight domestic violence. Plus, it allows them to stay in touch with other domestic violence service providers from across the state.
"We all need to be working together as a community and this is how we do it. We have to pull together and keep our community and our legislature informed and be part of the solution," said Amy Flynn, Executive Director of Yakima’s YWCA.
Flynn says over 200 community members and domestic violence service providers from across the state made the trip to Olympia, with only two legislative districts not represented.
You can find out the details of the bills supported and opposed by the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence here.