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Voting near for 2017 Changes

The 2017 Voter Guide has been released with candidate bios, changes to the public policy program, and changes to the AAUW bylaws. Again this year, this group collaborated to submit a change to the bylaws that would drop the degree … Continue reading

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Just stop it!

Yes, the discussions are starting about an amendment to national bylaws to drop the degree requirement for membership. There’s one discussion, though, that’d I’d like to nip in the bud, namely: If we drop the degree requirement, we’ll have to … Continue reading

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Show your support!

Join Marsha Miller and take a picture of yourself with this sign showing your support for open membership. Download the sign here (updated for 2017) If you wish, upload the picture and post a link in a comment. You may also … Continue reading

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A bit of background

Yes, this discussion may seem familiar to many of you. The group that’s supporting this site came together in 2005, and will likely continue in some form until AAUW has an open membership.  This year, 2015, will be the first … Continue reading

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Rationale for the 2015 change to the bylaws

Why this group feels that dropping the degree requirement is a good thing for AAUW. Continue reading

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2015 election includes the open membership question

The 2015 AAUW ballot has a question about dropping the degree requirement for AAUW membership. This is the first time since we jettisoned the “only delegates who attend convention may vote” system that the question is on the ballot. All … Continue reading

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Members will vote this spring on the change

Last fall AAUW opened up a comment period when members could submit amendments to the organization’s bylaws. A change was submitted to drop the degree requirement for membership (exact wording will be linked when it appears on the AAUW website). … Continue reading

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Going to the AAUW convention? Support Open Membership

Will you be in DC for the AAUW convention? It should be an awesome event. We need people who support open membership to speak up. Will you help? Look for our stickers. Ask for one. Wear one. Tell others why … Continue reading

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New Brochure

Hot off the computer screen — a pdf of an Open Membership Brochure for use at conventions, branches, and other meetings. Let us know how you use it. And, share feedback on the discussions you’re having with members. Thanks.   Open … Continue reading

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Discussion tools

We have added several new pages to this website, to provide more tools for informed discussion of open membership. Visit the DISCUSSION POINTS page, which gives a context for the differing viewpoints on the issue as well as suggested questions … Continue reading

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