National Election 2021
It’s your AAUW, and
your voice counts.
This month, AAUW members will be asked to vote on amendments to the Public Policy Priorities and bylaws, in addition to electing members to the national board of directors.
Key Dates for 2021 Vote
April 7 – Voting opens – online voting is encouraged
April 16 – Last day to request a paper ballot
April 30 – Postmark deadline for mailing paper ballots
May 17 – Online voting ends at 5:00 pm ET
May 19 – Vote results announced online
Below, are the links to information on the proposed bylaws and Public Policy Priorities changes. (Note: The comment period is now closed.) Remember! Voting will begin on April 7.
Bylaws Amendment on Open Membership
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROPOSED CHANGES
2021 – 23 Public Policy Priorities
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROPOSED CHANGES
Removing Bias from Education
Startling inequalities persist in American education.
Gender, economics, race and ethnicity should not limit our opportunities.
Fighting for Fair Pay & Economic Equity
It’s time to close the pay gap and for the work world to embrace diversity,
equity and inclusion so we can all thrive.
Advancing Women in Leadership
Women make up more than half of college graduates and half of the labor force.
But we’re still not represented at the upper levels. We need equal representation.
AAUW WEBINARS: At all three levels AAUW is working hard to staying connected during these difficult times. To reach that goal, AAUW National is committed to providing regular webinar content for its communities. National staff and outside experts bring you engaging programming on the most important issues. Check out the recordings from past webinars and look out for news of upcoming online events. You can view the wide variety of webinars HERE.
Every year March is designated Women’s History Month by Presidential proclamation. The month is set aside to honor women’s contributions in American History. National Women’s History Month traces its origins back to March 8, 1857, when women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women’s Day was later observed in 1909. In 1981, the U.S. Congress designated the second week of March National Women’s History Week, and in 1987 Congress expanded it to a month-long observance.
Since many of the women’s suffrage centennial celebrations originally schedule for 2020 were curtained by the pandemic, the National Women’s History Alliance is extending the annual theme for 2021 to “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to be Silenced.”
Want to Learn More?
Things to WATCH: PBS What to Watch: Women’s History Month
Things to READ: CNN 17 books that are essential reading for Women’s History Month
Things to DO: dcist 9 Virtual and IRL Things to Do Around DC for Women’s History Month
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FOR MORE BRANCH INFORMATION: SEE MARCH NEWSLETTER AND WEBSITE BRANCH CALENDARRECENT ACTIVITIES
Check out the “Recent Activities” page to see what our branch has been up to. Photos and descriptions for 2020-21 in-person (before the quarantine) and Zoom Room (since the quarantine) activities can be found there. As noted in the President’s message above, Branch Programs, special programs, social get-togethers, Book Group, Great Decisions, Board of Directors meetings and the Streaming Group will continue as “Zoom Activities” until it is safe to reconvene in person. Up-to-Date Information on these events is available on the “Branch Calendar.”
SPOTLIGHT ON MEMBERS
Please see our newest Branch Website section, Spotlight on Members, under the About Us drop-down menu at the top of this page. We are featuring the branch newsletter “SPOTLIGHT ON…” articles highlighting long-time branch members. Take a moment to recall what smart and talented women we have right here in our branch!
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM YOUR
“All in-person branch meetings and activities are cancelled until further notice. Monthly Programs, Book Group, Great Decisions, Streaming Group and the Board will continue to meet via Zoom and details will be sent to all branch members so that they can log in. We will update you on the status of our all of our meetings when we have more information to share.”
– Janine Greenwood, President, Reston-Herndon Branch
AAUW: STANDING STRONG THROUGH CRISIS
An important message from AAUW National:
AAUW has been at the cutting edge of fighting for economic equity for nearly 140 years. And what we’re witnessing is how the pandemic is amplifying and exacerbating all of the nation’s inequities. The issues we’ve long been fighting for are now alarmingly urgent, and our efforts are needed now more than ever. READ MORE...
AAUW WORK SMART ONLINE IS HERE!
Learn to negotiate your salary.
Why does it matter?
The pay gap has lifelong financial effects that grow over time, from the ability to pay for education and childcare to saving for retirement, impacting women in nearly every profession. The Work Smart program teaches women at every stage of their careers how to negotiate their pay, resulting in improved financial futures for each of them and their families. Share this program with everyone you know. Just download and print our AAUW-WORK-SMART-flyer created by the Reston-Herndon Branch to distribute or post in the community.
AAUW, in partnership with Coca-Cola, exceeded the goal of training 100,000 women to ask for the salary they deserve through Work Smart online or in-person workshops! During the process, 500 professional organizations, and state and local commissions were engaged. Now the program is being expanded through women.nyc, Starbucks Global, the City of Wichita and many others.Thank you to all AAUW members who participated!
All AAUW members are encouraged to take the course.
Website guests can take the course for free by clicking
WORK SMART ONLINE
RESTON-HERNDON EARNS ALL 5 STARS!
Be sure to follow the accomplishments of the Reston-Herndon Branch in AAUW’s “Five Star Recognition Program” which has been established to acknowledge and celebrate the organization’s branches and other affiliates which foster AAUW’s mission of advancing gender equity for women and girls.
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