TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO RESPOND
TO THE 2020 CENSUS!
The Census Bureau has extended its deadline to respond to the 2020 Census until today, October 5th. You still have time to be counted! Help the South Florida community get the federal funding we need. Respond to the Census online, by phone, or mail now!
Did you know? At least 55 percent of women overall find each legislative solution tested to be very important when it comes to Congress and the next President addressing key priorities, according to YWCA USA’s YWomenVote 2020 survey.
A VIRTUAL CONVERSATION ON THE IMPACT OF YOUR VOTE IN FLORIDA
Have you RSVPed to our YWomenVote 2020 town hall yet? Be a part of the virtual conversation, sponsored by Uber, Apollo Bank, RBB Communications, and League of Women Voters Miami-Dade, that will explore the issues that matter most to the women in Florida, including new polling results and share critical, accurate information about voting requirements.

Join us and our panelists, Alejandra Y. Castillo, CEO of YWCA USA, Fatima Voss Graves, President & CEO of National Women’s Law Center, Tina Tchen, President & CEO of Time’s Up Now, and Cecile Scoon, First Vice President of the League of Women Voters of Florida on Tuesday, October 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. Register now for the webinar here.

If you’re interested in sponsoring the event, we still have space available! Check out our sponsorship proposal here to see how you can support.

Don’t forget to also send suggestions for questions to ask our panelists. If you’re interested in submitting a question, send us a short video of yourself asking your question and contact Angelica Ramcharran at aramcharran@ywcasouthflorida.org.

We hope to see you there!

VOTE EARLY: FREE LYFT RIDES TO THE POLLS
The League of Women Voters of Miami-Dade County has a special opportunity for individuals looking to vote early in this year’s election. Voters having financial difficulties getting to the polls can get a FREE Lyft ride to vote starting October 19 through November 1. To claim the free ride, contact Stephanie Cota at scota@ywcasouthflorida.org
If you can’t vote early, you can get a Lyft ride to the polls or ballot drop box on election day on November 3 with the code 2020VOTE. Encourage your family, friends, and neighbors to take advantage of these opportunities! If you haven’t registered to vote, make sure to register in time for today’s registration deadline at www.registertovoteflorida.gov and request your vote-by-mail ballot by October 24.
GIVE MIAMI DAY 2020
The Miami Foundation’s Give Miami Day returns on November 19. You can help us reach our goal of $50,000 with a charitable donation and fundraising efforts that will support YWCA South Florida’s programming, services, and resources needed to continue serving the women, children, and families in our community. Create a Champion Page today to fundraise for our organization. Every dollar counts, help support our critical work!
SAVE THE DATE
Tuesday, October 6: Weekly IG Live Tuesdays with YWCA South Florida

Join us tomorrow on our IG live on @YWCASouthFL at 11 a.m. to hear from Marta Laos, our Division Director of Education Programs, and Natalie Robinson Bruner, our Youth & Program Development Director as they discuss the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the importance of women’s health, and early screenings as it relates to this year’s election.The conversation will be in both English and Spanish.
Thursday, October 8: Philanthropy Miami: COVID Lessons - A CEO Conversation

YWCA South Florida CEO Kerry-Ann Royes will join local Miami leaders, Tania Castroverde-Moskalenko, Executive Director of Miami City Ballet, Jeffrey Freimark, CEO of Miami Jewish Health, and Dr. Rolando Montoya, Interim President of Miami Dade College, for a special virtual community convening on October 8, 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Presented by Philanthropy Miami and moderated by David Lawrence, Jr., Chairman of The Children’s Movement of Florida, this CEO conversation will focus on key lessons learned from the pandemic and how these leaders have navigated their organization through the new normal. Register HERE now to join the conversation.
Tuesday, October 13: YWomenVote 2020

As our nation grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impacts on women, raising our voices is even more important. Tune into the virtual event as our “Conversation with America’s Women” travels to South Florida, where we will explore why women will vote in the 2020 election, and why their policy priorities should be on the agenda of everyone on the ballot. Register for the event here.
Tuesday, October 13 - Wednesday, October 14: Amazon Prime Days

Been waiting for a good sale to get a new smart TV or fall clothes? No need to wait for holiday sales, as October 13-14 are this year's Amazon Prime Days! When you shop via AmazonSmile, a sister site of Amazon's, a portion of your online purchases benefit YWCA South Florida. Simply select/designate YWCA Miami as your charity partner, and get updates on how much your Amazon shopping supports us!
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