I do have a degree, but I was 36 when I first got it after going back to school after a long hiatus. I didn’t know about AAUW earlier in my life, but if I had it would’ve been an organization I would’ve wanted to join and couldn’t have.
A degree shouldn’t matter when we are standing side by side fighting for equal pay, access to healthcare, stopping sexual assault and the myriad of issues we deal with every day. We need everyone to make change happen.
Our country changed because of the woman organizers during major movements in our history. Women of all ages, nationalities, and religions worked as one to move us forward. How can we as an organization for women and by women, exclude women.
-Dora McCarthy, AAUW Penoscot Valley (ME)
October 21, 2016