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It’s time for AAUW to live up to our mission statement as an organization.

POLLS ARE NOW OPEN!

On April 7, email went out to members with instructions for voting. Those without an email on file will receive a ballot in USMail.

The email was from Shannon Wolfe with the subject “Vote now to shape AAUW’s future” and contained a pin number that you will need to cast your vote.

PERSONAL ENDORSEMENTS

Show Your Support!

Marsha Miller created this selfie campaign in 2015. It works this year, too!

Download the template, take your picture, and send it to your friends!

RESOURCES

Toolkit at AAUW -Talking points, answers to questions, the text of the amendment, sample newsletter articles and more

AAUW Members Facebook Group – several posts about the reasons for the change (and comments opposing it).

Quotes – Messages from supporters in favor of the change, posted to this site over the years.

Resources from states:

  • Tennessee – a short, to-the-point message and a link to their Town Hall recording.
  • California – short video clips, newsletter samples, map of states that support the change
  • Pennsylvania – AAUW PA board’s rationale for the change, schedule of discussions, more. [archive version]
  • Missouri – sample postcard they are sending to all members

Summary of the need for this change

AAUW NJ hosted a town hall on March 10. After a brief introduction from the AAUW NJ president, Malinda Gaul, vice-chair of the AAUW national board, gave an overview of the reasons the board is unanimously supporting the change this year. If you only have 8 minutes, this may be the video to start with. (Use this link to start just before Malinda starts speaking.)

Malinda Gaul’s presentation starts about 0:55

Testimonials in favor of the change from AAUW members:

Here is a virtual Town Hall, led by AAUW CEO Kim Churches in January 2021, that lays out the the arguments for the change and answers questions from members.

AAUW Illinois sponsored a Town Hall on February 16. Here is that recording:


As our country looks at where it has fallen short of its promise in racial justice, it’s time for AAUW members to apply that same honest examination of where our organization has fallen short of its mission to promote gender equity for ALL.

For more about the 2021 national election see www.aauw.org. If you want to help with the effort, check out the Open Membership Toolkit.

This website was created and is maintained by a group of AAUW members who whole-heartedly agree with this proposal. In addition to the videos above, see AAUW’s responses to members’ Frequently Asked Questions and a wealth of resources from AAUW California. Other sections of this website provide more background and history on this topic.

We urge all AAUW members to listen carefully, read thoroughly, and to vote for this bylaws amendment change in Spring 2021!