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Rep. Jackie Speier to Address AAUW Banquet
AAUW is proud to announce that Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) will speak at AAUW’s national convention banquet. “Congresswoman Jackie Speier is a champion of women’s issues. She had a distinguished career in the California state legislature, and she continues to be a standout on Capitol Hill,” said AAUW Executive Linda D. Hallman, CAE. “She is an incredible woman with an incredible story.”

LAF Express February 2009
After a year-long hiatus, the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund’s electronic newsletter, LAF Express, is back to keep our states and branches informed on all the latest LAF activities, deadlines, and programming resources.

International Women’s Day 2009 Program in a Box
Download resources for this mission-based program giving women knowledge and tools that will inspire them to raise awareness about the successes and challenges of women in the U.S. and abroad on International Women’s Day (March 8th) and throughout the year. AAUW Raleigh/Wake County is participating — are other branches?

The next step in the fight for pay equity — The Paycheck Fairness Act
Download talking points and a section by section description of the Paycheck Fairness Act legislation developed by AAUW and the National Women’s Law Center.

Current Topics Briefing #19
This update of the Branch Tax Status Briefing informs AAUW members about the tax deductible status of dues and donations after the restructuring.

On Lincoln, AAUW, and Economic Recovery
AAUW Executive Director Linda D. Hallman, CAE outlines what AAUW has been doing to get our nation back to work and our economy moving again.

Current Topics Briefing #18
This issue of LAF Update contains articles about the latest pregnancy discrimination research, the impact of the economy on women, and LAF case updates.

Make A Powerful Noise
Join CARE and more than 120,000 people in 450 theaters across the United States to celebrate International Women’s Day 2009. On March 5, CARE is hosting an unprecedented one-night event featuring the theatrical premiere of “A Powerful Noise,” an acclaimed documentary that follows three extraordinary women in Vietnam, Bosnia, and Mali. Make “A Powerful Noise” your own official International Women’s Day program for 2009.

NGCP: E-Newsletter January 2009
Read about new search features in the NGCP Program Directory, the February webcast, the Great Lakes Girls Collaborative-Indiana Kickoff Event, and regional collaboratives offering mini-grants.

NGCP: February Webcast (Feb. 11)
The NGCP February Webcast, “Best Practices in Creating Successful Collaborations: Lessons Learned from the National Girls Collaborative Project,” is scheduled for Wednesday, February 11, 2009, from 11 AM to 12 PM Pacific. This webcast will examine the key elements of effective collaboration by providing lessons learned from NGCP project staff and partners.

AAUW Members Now Eligible for World Medical Card under New Partnership
AAUW announces a new partnership with the World Medical Card Group to offer members the World Medical Card, which provides access to critical patient information anytime, anywhere.

AAUW Champions
Download materials and information for AAUW Champions, presenters, and supports attending spring meetings and the 2009 convention.

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act bill signing ceremony
View a slideshow of images taken by AAUW Director of Public Policy and Government Relations Lisa Maatz during the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act bill signing ceremony on January 29.

AAUW, Women and Politics Institute at AU, and Running Start launch Campaign College pilot
AAUW, the American University Women and Politics Institute (WPI), and Running Start are joining forces to launch a pilot program to increase the numbers of young women running for student offices on their campuses.

Campaign College kicks off January 31, at Iowa State University, and the program will soon be implemented at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, and Nyack College, Manhattan.

Current Topics Briefing #17
This second update of the Membership Pilot Program (MPP) reflects some modifications that have been made as a result of member feedback about the process with changes to the payment options section in particular.

President Obama Signs Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into Law
AAUW applauds President Barack Obama for signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which restores the long-standing interpretation of civil rights laws and EEOC policies that allow employees to challenge any discriminatory paycheck they receive.

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Equity issues in the news RSS

  • Equity Issues (February 13) – Included in this edition:
    • — AAUW Supports the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
    • — Sexual Assault is Still a Widespread Problem
    • — AAUW Applauds Senate HELP Committee Vote on Hilda Solis
    • — Johnnetta Cole, the Recipient of AAUW’s 1991 Achievement Award, Back in the News
    • — Lilly Ledbetter’s Story Inspires Everyone
  • Equity Issues (January 30) – Included in this edition:
    • President Barack Obama Signs Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
    • Women Workers Who Speak Out
    • President Inspires Girls to Become Next Generation of Leaders
    • For Pacific Grove Woman, Inauguration Stirs Memories of Struggle
    • Women Need Financial Empowerment to Address Health Care Issues

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