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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.
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!
Equal Pay Day Lansing April 25, 2017
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.
Watch for more information to come on how to participate in the Rally.
AAUW South Haven gives $500 to South Haven Library for Children Books
South Haven AAUW members Elaine Stephens, Bridget Tolpa, Kathy Straits with Lois Schwartz who is presenting a check to Gail Patterson-Gladney for $500 to the South Haven Library for Children’s books