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Save the date: AAUW Ohio Equity Day & Convention 2015

2014 September 23

 Convention 2015 Save The DateConvention news updates will be posted on our AAUW Ohio Equity Day & Convention 2015 page.


Get summertime wrap-up from AAUW Ohio

2014 September 19
by Paula Maggio

The AAUW Ohio Orbit Summer 2014 issue is out, and it includes news about what your state organization has been up to thisSummer 2014 Orbit issue summer, as well as updates about events and women of note in our branches.

Here’s what you’ll find:
  • A call to action and involvement from new AAUW Ohio President Christine Siebeneck. Let her inspire you!
  • Jennifer Dillard’s move from AAUW regional field organizer to AAUW Ohio public policy advocate.
  • Details about the AAUW Ohio Legislative Voting Record 2014, which you can download and personalize for your branch.
  • Advocacy success stories shared by AAUW VP of Government Relations Lisa Maatz at Leadership Workshop 2014.
  • A membership diversity message from new Membership VP Betty Ellsworth
  • News about the achievements of members from the Zanesville and Chillicothe branches

Read more issue of AAUW Ohio Orbit.


Oct. 7 program on women in the White House

2014 August 27

“Road to the  White House . . . Are we there yet?,”  a program co-sponsored by AAUW Ohio, features feminist Professor Joan McLean of Ohio Wesleyan University.

The event will be held Tuesday, Oct., 7, noon – 1:30 p.m. in the Fawcett Event Center 2400 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus.  The cost is $35. RSVP by Oct. 1. See details below.

Questions? Call 1-888-622-9315 or email

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Join AAUW Ohio Lobby Corps!

2014 August 25
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Speak out on Convention location: Take the survey

2014 August 6

surveyThe AAUW Ohio Board is considering centralizing the Annual Equity Day & State Convention to a Columbus area location year after year. In other words, the event location would not move from region to region.

Please keep in mind that the hosts of the Annual State Convention would continue to cycle around to all the districts (Central, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest). The Convention Chair and the participating branches would change every year. The only component remaining the same would be the hotel location

Please take some time to complete the survey, as well as to share it with all of your branch members. TAKE THE SURVEY

AAUW Ohio Voting Record 2014

2014 July 24

The 2014 edition of the AAUW Ohio Voting Record scores state legislators on their votes for or against eight bills related toVoting Record 2014 the AAUW Public Policy Program.

The Ohio Legislative Voting Record 2014 details AAUW’s public policy positions that are most impacted at the state level, outlines the bills that are scored, explains how legislators were scored, and makes suggestions about how the Voting Record can be used to motivate voter registration and turnout.

The Ohio House of Representatives Spreadsheet shows how House members voted on the eight bills.

The Ohio Senate  Spreadsheet shows how members of the Ohio Senate voted on the eight bills.

Branches can download  the branch template of the Ohio Legislative Voting Record to adapt and use for printing out a small format brochure to hand out at meetings. It is a smaller format version of the AAUW Ohio Voting Record that branches can copy on two 8-1/2X11 pages back to back and distribute.

This Word document of page 7, the Voting Record Scorecard, will allow you to customize the branch template of the Ohio Legislative Voting Record by inserting only the voting record of your local legislators. You may also add information about your branch on the last page of the branch template document.

Photos from Tech Trek at BGSU

2014 June 27
by admin

For the second year in a row, AAUW’s Tech Trek program came to Bowling Green State University. This year’s event was held June 15-21. Here are some photos from the week.TT125


AAUW Ohio Leadership Workshop 2014

2014 June 25
by Paula Maggio

When: Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Lisa Maatz

Lisa Maatz

Where: Otterbein University, 1 South Grove Street, Roush Hall Westerville, Ohio 43081. Get the campus map. Get directions.

Cost: $30.

Registration: Please register by July 31.

Tentative Schedule

8:30-9:00 a.m.: Registration and Check-in, Roush Hall

9:00 a.m. – Welcome, Room 114

9:05 -10:30 a.m. – Diversity & Inclusion, Dr. Penny Larsen, AAUW National Diversity Committee, Room 114

10:45-11:45 a.m. – Breakout Sessions (Choose one)

A. You too can start a Student AAUW Branch! with Janice Tucker-McCloud, AAUW Zanesville Branch, Room 116

B. Connecting to Politics Using 21st Century Technology with Paula Maggio, AAUW Ohio Communications Chair, Room 117

C. AAUW Advocacy with Jennifer Dillard, AAUW Ohio Policy Advocate, Room 114 

11:45 – 12:30 p.m. Conversations and Boxed Lunch, Room 114

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.: Keynote Presentation: AAUW Public Policy: Lisa Maatz, AAUW VP of Government Relations, Room 114

Afternoon Program

1:45 – 2:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions: Focus on AAUW Resources: Branch Counterpart sessions. (Choose one) 

1. Presidents

2. Programming

3. Membership, Room 116

4. Fundraising, Room 117

5. GOTV Resources, Room 114

2:40 p.m.: Strategic Planning and Conclusion with Christine Siebeneck, AAUW Ohio President, Room 114

AAUW congratulates Ohio

2014 June 20
by admin

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State Spotlight: Ohio

Governor Signs Law to Crack Down on Sex Trafficking
On Friday, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed into law legislation that would crack down on sex traffickers. The new law, which was passed unanimously by the Ohio Legislature, increases the penalty of buying sex from a minor to a fifth-degree felony from a misdemeanor. The harsher penalty aims to deter the state’s growing problem, as an estimated 1,078 Ohio children are victims of trafficking each year. Congratulations to AAUW of Ohio members who organized to make this law a reality.

Reposted from Washington Update, an internal communication for public policy leaders and members of the American Association of University Women (AAUW).

Spring issue of Orbit now online

2014 June 3

The AAUW Ohio Orbit Spring 2014 issue is now online and includes all the information you needOrbit spring 2014 to register for our Aug. 9 AAUW Ohio Leadership Workshop 2014, which will feature our very own Lisa Maatz, AAUW VP of Public Policy.

You’ll also find:

  • Public policy updates
  • Coverage of AAUW Ohio Equity Day and Convention 2014 keynote speakers
  • Branch Award winners
  • Photos from Convention
  • News about AAUW Ohio

Download issues of Ohio Orbit.