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March 12, 2018- Utica, NY In support of the New York State 2018 Women’s Opportunity Agenda, the YWCA Mohawk Valley (YWCA MV) Public Policy Committee is hosting its second annual Community Reach Out, with postcard signing and phone banking events on March 15 and 20.

“In keeping with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s statement that, ‘When women succeed, New York succeeds,’ we are wholeheartedly endorsing the Women’s Agenda, which focuses on protecting women’s rights, and the health and safety of women and girls throughout our state,” said Kari Procopio, YWCA MV Chief Advancement Officer.
Both Community Reach Out events will provide an opportunity for constituents to communicate with state legislators on the necessity of supporting the Women’s Agenda in the 2018 Budget.

This year’s Community Reach Out events will be held at YWCA MV’s main offices, 7 Rutger Park, Utica, on March 15, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., and March 20, from noon to 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served at both events.

For more information on the 2018 Community Reach Out and YWCA MV programs and services, visit ywcamv.org.

About YWCA Mohawk Valley
YWCA Mohawk Valley is a nonsectarian organization engaged in the mission of eliminating racism and empowering women. In 2016, YWCA MV reached out to more than 26,000 individuals in Herkimer and Oneida counties via such programs as violence prevention education, domestic and sexual violence crisis services, residential services for homeless and runaway girls, and emergency shelters and transitional housing for individuals escaping violence. For 24-hour help with domestic and/or sexual violence in Oneida County, call 315.797.7740. For 24-hour help with sexual violence in Herkimer County, call 315.866.4120. More information about YWCA Mohawk Valley can be found at www.ywcamv.org or by contacting Kari Procopio at kprocopio@ywcamv.org or 315.732.2159 ext. 233. YWCA MV receives funding support from the United Way of the Valley & Greater Utica and the United Way of Rome & Western Oneida County.

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