Karen Rainey, AAUW Ohio’s Public Policy advocate, will testify at the Sponsor Hearing on HB 130 on Tuesday, January 14, at 10:45 a.m. If you and some of your friends are able to join her, that would make a huge impact.
When: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 10:45 a.m.
Where: Senate Criminal Justice Committee, North Hearing Room *Map attached
In order to have an idea of the number of people attending please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
More actions you can take to pass H.B. 130 End Demand Act:
Join AAUW members in West Chester for a Rally to Extend Unemployment Insurance!
It’s hard to be unemployed, even in a good economy. Congress’ failure to extend long-term unemployment has the same effect as voting “no” on helping the unemployed. Why is Congress Scrooging the Unemployed?
The House and Senate have agreed upon a budget proposal that will keep the government open over the next year. However, the deal lacks any extension of emergency unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed. It’s estimated that 1.3 million out-of-work Americans lost their unemployment insurance on December 28, and another 800,000 or so workers will fall out of the program in the coming months.
Please join us for a rally to let Congress know that it is unacceptable to deny help to the unemployed!
What: Rally to Extend Unemployment Insurance
When: Tuesday, Jan. 7, at noon
Where: Speaker John Boehner’s office, 7969 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd., West Chester, OH 45069
For more information contact Jennifer Dillard, AAUW Ohio State Organizer, at email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you there!
AAUW of Ohio
AAUW Ohio received a proclamation from Gov. John Kasich designating this week as Computer Science Education Week to highlight the importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education for women and girls in Ohio — and the Logan Daily News covered the story. Thanks to Jennifer Dillard, our state organizer, for the news tip.
That’s why, for the second year in a row, AAUW has created a list of gifts that defy stereotypes, encouraging girls (and why not boys, too?) to explore the whole range of hobbies and careers including sports, science, and engineering. This holiday season, let’s give kids the chance to be creative and have fun!
AAUW members can give recent college graduates a free, one-year AAUW membership within two years of graduation, at no cost to you or them.
Expose the grad to the power that comes from belonging to a national women-led organization of more than 170,000 members and supporters who believe in and advance equity and education for women and girls.
Expand their networking opportunities through career development opportunities and community action projects.
Keep them current on the events and people that affect their life as they receive Mission & Action, AAUW Outlook, Action Network alerts, and more.
Increase their buying power with access to member only discounts.
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