It is incredulous that an organization that promotes “equity” for women is exclusive. In my years of membership, I’ve heard many times when I approach people who are obviously qualified about membership, they are turned off because of our membership requirement. As we work with businesses in creating partnerships, it’s embarrassing to explain how we can be working for equity – when membership is not open to all. If people support our mission, they should be able to be members.

Sandy Hansen, AAUW Livermore-Pleasanton-Dublin (CA)
April 6, 2015

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