South Haven AAUW gives local women an opportunity to contribute efforts to community service, to enhance educational opportunities, to inform members on local and national issues, and to participate in activities of interest.
To advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. read more
This year the Equal Pay Day Coalition led by Michigan AAUW has reserved the Capitol Steps in Lansing for National Equal Pay Day on April 25th to rally supporters of pay equity legislation. President Lois Schwartz has applied to AAUWMI for a mini-grant to help us acquire transportation to Lansing.
Click here for more information on how to be involved in the Equal Pay day rally
Protect Title IX
The views of the recently confirmed Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, do not align AAUW’s priorities. Now we must hold our legislators accountable for votes they cast and demand that they protect the rights of women and girls. When you communicate with your legislator, encourage them to stand up for a strong public education system that protects the civil rights of all students. Urge your senators to work to protect Title IX moving forward and ensure that women and girls have access to education free from discrimination.
2017 Women’s March
This January, millions of people worldwide and over a half million in Washington, D.C., marched together in support of women’s rights and other issues. AAUW staff, members, and supporters attended the march across the country to make their voices heard in the fight for the gender equity through chants and signs.
From Lines from Lois
We’ve seen members going and coming during these past few months– many to warmer climes – but we’ve also seen members gathering with others to demonstrate support for the important issues that form the backbone of this organization.
Click here to read more of Lois’s Lines
AAUW’s National Election
You’ve marched on Washington, now come to the 2017 AAUW National Convention, to be held June 14-17, 2017, in Washington D.C and take your voice directly to Capitol Hill. As we prepare for the changing political climate, your voice is needed now more than ever.By participating in Lobby Day at the convention, you too can hone your advocacy skills and apply them to meetings on Capitol Hill, at your statehouse, and in your community.
We are rapidly approaching the opening of AAUW’s National Election, and I remind you all how important it is that you use your voice in this process. Candidate bios and videos will be available on January 30.
Click here for the link to National’s Election site
As a reminder, the call for appointed candidates to the AAUW board opens January 30 as well. Please encourage individuals you think would serve AAUW well in this role, and of course, consider yourself. AAUW is also looking for members willing to serve on national committees. This is a great way to see if serving at the national level is something in which you are interested.
A by-laws amendment regarding the degree requirement for AAUW membership eligibility has once again been proposed, so we know you’ll want to engage in robust conversation around that issue in person as well as online. As always, encourage members to vote so their voice and viewpoint are heard!