WHEREAS, YWCA Hartford Region is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all; and
WHEREAS, YWCA Hartford Region serves nearly 2,000 people annually from the greater Hartford area by providing programs that address the needs of community members every stage of their lives; and
WHEREAS, their programs put their mission of eliminating racism and empowering women into action through learning childcare, emergency and permanent supportive housing, youth leadership development, racial justice awareness, financial literacy education, and economic stability for women and families; and
WHEREAS, the YWCA Hartford Region is committed to creating opportunities one woman at a time; and
WHEREAS, it is for those reasons that we pause, reflect and celebrate the YWCA’s 25th anniversary; now
THEREFORE, I, Ned Lamont, Governor of the State of Connecticut, I recognition of the YWCA Hartford Region’s 25 years of inspiration and for their unwavering fight for social justice and gender equity, do hereby officially proclaim September 9, 2020 as YWCA Hartford Region Day in the State of Connecticut.
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