- When members vote, AAUW CA listens.
- Voting shows we WALK THE TALK: We encourage citizens to vote in elections, so we should vote in our own election.
- Who else is going to fight for equal pay for you, your daughters, and your granddaughters?
- Voting will help keep AAUW CA strong for our great, great granddaughters.
- Voting keeps AAUW CA healthy and vibrant.
- Voting is a way for me to influence what happens in AAUW CA.
- Vote because the women who came before fought too hard to give us this privilege.
- When you vote, you have a voice.
- Voting paves the way for action in Sacramento and beyond.
- Voting shows you care.
C/U Coordinator, Donna Lilly, annouces that Humboldt State College is our newest Campus/University Partner. See the complete list of our campus partners HERE.
The Humboldt Branch is working with the new group and the college to present an Equal Pay Day event. The event will be held in the Art Quad at Humboldt State on Tuesday, April 8, 10:00-2:00. See the event flyer HERE
The San Fernando Valley Branch is February's Branch Program of the Month. Focus on the Future featured Donna Lilly, Past State AAUW president and current College/University chair, who spoke on the need for better communication between all generations, what is of interest to all generations, and how we bridge the generation gap within AAUW. Younger people are the future for AAUW's membership. There was a discussion and Donna answered questions about the State and National focuse s of AAUW.
Two members of the Atascadero Branch are among the six winners of AAUW's 2014 Art Contest.
Paula Schroeder's entry, Cat Nap, was also selected for the Award of Distinction from the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA).
Pat Cairns has been one of the contest winners in each of the past five years. Pat's submission for the 2014 contest is entitled Barcelona Girl.
On March 10th, Kathleen Doty, Ginny Hatfield and a number of AAUW members attended When Women Succeed, America Succeeds, an event hosted by Representative Judy Chu at California State University, Los Angeles.
Among the participants was Nancy Pelosi, Democratic leader of the House of Representatives. The event highlighted efforts in the legislature to promote issues relating to women such as equal pay, paid family leave, and immigration reform. Ms. Pelosi acknowledged AAUW as a leader on these issues and many more.
Thanks to Ginny, AAUW was able to secure a table at the resource fair following the presentations where attendees were able to learn about AAUW membership. Pictured from left: Ginny Hatfield, AAUW CA Membership Chair; Kathleen Doty, President Elect; Representative Pelosi.
AAUW's new Title IX Champions program has recognized Alicia Hetman in the first group of champions selected for their work on behalf of Title IX. California has placed highly in the new program as the group of five champions includes Roseville-South Placer Branch and Laura Manthey of San Jose Branch. Their stories and photos have been posted on the national website HERE.
AAUW California salutes them all!
Congratulations to the Contra Costa IBC for their outstanding January program entitled Sexual Assault: Naming the Unnamed Conspirator that featured a film about sexual assault - the most under-reported crime on college campuses.
The program featured 4 panelists - a county prosecutor, a policeman, a representative from Community Violence, but also a new, young recent graduate, Alyssa Harkins, from the Danville-Alamo-Walnut Creek branch. The audience additionally included high school students and 2 students who were in the Sister-to-Sister program. Members of the Contra Costa IBC collaborated to make this event successful, informative and well-attended.
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