Interested in connecting with college students in your community? Encourage your branch to apply for a Campus Outreach Grant!
Campus Outreach Grants offer up to $750 to help an AAUW branch host or co-host a program to educate college students about gender discrimination. In the past, branches have held events on fair pay, sexual assault on campus, Title IX compliance, and pregnancy discrimination. Your branch could use the grant to bring an equal-pay expert to speak on campus, sponsor a booth at an activities fair to help students lobby for more just campus sexual assault policies, or play an AAUW public service announcement and hand out information about Title IX at a campus sporting event.
Over the next month the Department of Education will begin a public outreach campaign to encourage 3.5 million federal student loan borrowers to enroll in an income-based repayment program.
Greetings from your new Grassroots Advocacy Manager! I am excited to join the legacy and tradition of AAUW and to continue the fight for women’s rights and equality. As a seasoned organizer, I hold women’s issues as a passion close to my heart. The women who have put cracks in the glass ceiling have motivated me at all stages of my life – from Sally Ride when I was in third grade and wanted to be an astronaut, to Madeline Albright when I started my first political science class as a college freshman. As I’ve made my journey through life, I realize how lucky I was to have a mother and grandmother who inspired me with their courage and determination. They always told me to be myself, and they were quick to encourage me when I wanted to learn something new – whether it was an astronomy camp, subscription to Popular Science, or curiosity about a career in medicine. It is my hope that in working with AAUW I can continue to encourage this self-realization for women and girls – and together with all of you, we continue to put enough cracks in the glass ceiling until it one day has no choice but to shatter. Melissa Jackowski AAUW Grassroots Advocacy Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fall issue of AAUW Ohio Orbit is now out. It includes reports on:
- Our new regional field organizer Jennifer Dillard
- Muskingum University as our new university partner and headquarters for new student affiliate group
- Branch news — from scholarships to a trafficking forum
- President Deborah Wooldridge’s thoughts on equity, advocacy and making your branch visible online
- Legislative update from our Public Policy Advocate Karen Rainey
- Empowering lessons from Leadership Workshop 2013
- Tips for growing branches from Claudia Richards, senior branch relations manager at AAUW
- Statehouse rally for women’s health
- Bylaws information
- Ohio’s involvement with Tech Trek and Tech Savvy
- AAUW Public Policy Positions
Ohio AAUW is committed to rising to new heights. To meet this goal we are calling on all current and former members in the Canton/Akron area to share their voices in the future of Ohio.
Claudia Richards, Senior Branch Relations Manager at AAUW, is extending the invitation. Her role is to build relationships with individuals and strengthen AAUW communities across the nation. She will be in Canton on Saturday, Nov. 2, to share the inside scoop from Washington, D.C. and to work with members in the area to strengthen the local AAUW community.
Ohio state leaders will also be on hand to meet you and work with you.
Come share your thoughts on how to promote and encourage others to become involved in AAUW. We are calling on all members to get FIRED UP as we start thinking of new ways to ignite our communities.
Please join us Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Stark County North Branch Library from 1:30-4 p.m.
189 25th Street NW
Canton, OH 44709
Phone: 330.456.4356 Fax: 330.580.18
Please RSVP by e-mail at email@example.com
AAUW greatly appreciates your membership and leadership.
AAUW’s fellowships and grants programs provide vital funding for women in the United States and around the globe at critical stages in their careers. Do your part to help them by spreading the word about AAUW’s fellowships and grants programs. Need 2014–15 recruitment brochures? Visit ShopAAUW. Application deadlines run from Nov. 15 to Jan. 15.
Final Call for AAUW Selection Panelists
Are you an academic expert or a seasoned professional? Want to help the next wave of scholars reach their academic goals while adding to your CV? AAUW needs your help reviewing the remarkable applications we receive for our fellowships and grants. New talent and expertise are always needed. Visit the selection panels web page to apply, and pass the information on to your networks.
Recruitment season is here, and students are looking for funding in their local communities to help them with those ever-increasing tuition bills. Share your branch or state funding opportunities with worthy applicants by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to be listed on the AAUW website.
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Check out AAUW of Ohio State Public Policy Chair Karen Rainey’s comments about the “We Won’t Go Back Rally,” held last week at the Ohio State Capitol! On October 2, AAUW of Ohio members joined hundreds of other women’s health advocates in rallying against the recently signed budget bill, which, among other provisions, defunds women’s health clinics, requires doctors to perform ultrasounds to search for a fetal heartbeat before performing abortions, and permits TANF (welfare) funds to be funneled to unregulated “crisis pregnancy centers.”
Rainey is quoted extensively in the Oct. 6 story published by examiner.com: Established and new voices for reproductive rights in Ohio. She was also quoted in a Sept. 18 article in the Cleveland Plain Dealer regarding the legislature’s move to limit reproductive rights.
Check out photos from the rally provided by Jennifer Dillard, our new regional field organizer.
Here are three actions, suggested by Karen Rainey, AAUW Ohio Public Policy Advocate, that you can take to advocate for equity this month: