As of January 22nd, 2018 the vote to change AAUW California back to a Public Benefit Corporation failed due to four “no” votes.
As explained in the pre-vote materials and on the ballot, just one “no” vote causes the measure to fail per California Corporate regulations governing Mutual Benefit Corporations (our current classification). Our pre-vote materials extensively explained the ramifications of a “no” vote and its long-term impact to the organization. We are now facing a lengthy and expensive legal process to reclassify AAUW CA to a Public Benefit Corporation The ballot measure members recently voted on was the most efficient and cost-effective process. AAUW CA must be reclassified, one way or another, in order to remain an affiliate of AAUW and to participate in all AAUW programs, to include Tech Trek.
Any member who cast a “no” vote has the opportunity to change that vote to a “yes” vote up until February 10, 2018, by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org and requesting that their vote be changed. After that date, AAUW CA will move into a complex and costly appeal process with the State of California.