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Calling all artists to the AAUW Note Card Design Contest
Showcase your artistic talents! Submit an original piece of artwork to be voted upon by your fellow members. The three designs receiving the most votes will appear on note cards mailed to AAUW members in April 2009.

Current Topics Briefing #9
AAUW is currently developing new, voluntary, electronic options to provide convenience, efficiency, cost savings, and simplification for our dues payment and processing. These options will provide an easier way to manage branch, state, and national dues payment, collection, and processing and current membership status throughout the year.

AAUW Releases Congressional Voting Record
AAUW released its Congressional Voting Record for the 110th Congress, which gives the public critical information about how members of Congress voted on AAUW priority issues.

2008-09 Fellowship and Grant Award Totals Announced
Summary details about the total awards granted for the 2008-2009 AAUW fellowship and grant programs have been released.
For info on the six fellowships awarded to women in NC see

AAUW Gains Special Consultative Status with U.N. Council
AAUW has gained special consultative status at the United Nations with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), which initiates reports, makes recommendations, and promotes respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.

AAUW 2008 Election Voter Guides Released
Election voter guides for the presidential race and select Senate races are now available online. The voter guides provide nonpartisan information about candidate positions on AAUW priority issues such as education, retirement security, a fair and balanced judiciary, and pay equity. Additional guides for select House and gubernatorial races will be available soon.

AAUW Announces 2008-2009 ¡Adelante! Books of the Month
¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club is component of AAUW’s diversity outreach program. For 2008-2009, ¡Adelante! is introducing two new book lists to join the selections that highlight diversity. There are now separate lists on Organizational Change and on Financial Literacy.

Current Topics Briefing #8
The latest briefing provides a brief background of the organizational restructure and draft proposed bylaws meant to empower branches and maximize branch strength and effectiveness.

Apply for a LAF Plaintiff Travel Grant
Have a LAF-supported plaintiff speak at an AAUW convention or meeting next spring by applying for the Plaintiff Travel Grant by Oct. 15.

Summer 2008 LAF Update Available Online
Read about the LAF luncheon with key leaders of women’s and civil rights organizations, the importance of the Family Medical Leave Act, and the latest LAF case support updates.

Campus Action Project 2008-2009
AAUW announces its 2008-09 Campus Action Project (CAP), Where the Girls Are: Promoting Equity for All Women and Girls. Campus-based teams of students, faculty, and/or administrators from U.S. colleges and universities are invited to submit a proposal for a CAP grant.

AAUW Student Advisory Council
Applications for the 2008-09 SAC term are now available online. Serve as an advisor to AAUW on programs and strategies for the future of young women and girls

NGCP: Program Directory
Register your girl-serving STEM program in the National Girls Collaborative Project free, online Program Directory. The Program Directory helps organizations and individuals network, share resources, and collaborate on STEM-related projects for girls. The Directory contains program descriptions, programs resources available and program needs, as well as potential collaboration opportunities. There are currently over 830 programs registered in the Directory representing 47 states and the District of Columbia.


Equity issues in the news RSS

  • Equity Issues (Sep. 6 – 15 ) – Articles in this edition:
    — Where’s that Girl Power?
    — Equal Before Mammon
    — Why are there so Few Women who are Political Cartoonists?
    — Sarah Palin: What’s Sexist and What’s Not Sexist?
    — Teen Seeks to Make 9/11 Federal Holiday
  • Equity Issues (Aug. 31 – Sep. 5 ) – Articles in this week’s edition:
    — Company Says it Could Take Weeks to Restore Gulf Coast Power
    — Girl Power at School, but Not at the Office
    — Purdue’s Program Mix Helps Explain Male Majority
    — Gay Republicans Endorse McCain-Palin Ticket

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