— Christine Siebeneck (@aauwchristine) April 23, 2015
AAUW of Ohio President Christine Siebeneck is in Washington, D.C. today to meet with staffers for state senators Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman to advocate for a strong ESEA reauthorization, a move that is supported by AAUW.
Here’s the tweet she posted this morning:
— Christine Siebeneck (@aauwchristine) April 23, 2015
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) was originally passed as part of the Lyndon B. Johnson administration’s War on Poverty campaign. According to the Educationpost website, its original goal and its goal today is “to improve educational equity for students from lower-income families by providing federal funds to school districts serving poor students.”
It is time to pay your AAUW Ohio dues of $11 for the year. Please send your dues check, made out to AAUW Ohio, to Melissa Marino, AAUW of Ohio Finance Registrar, 376 Gallery Drive, Marysville, Ohio 43040 by July 1. If you have questions, contact Melissa by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can renew your AAUW National, Student Affiliate, or College/University Partner Membership online. Annual National dues are $49 for National members and $17 for Student Affiliates. If you are a Student Affiliate member, you can become an AAUW Ohio member at no additional cost.
To renew your branch membership, contact your local branch or see if your branch is participating in a pilot program that allows you to pay your branch dues online. Branch membership dues are established by each branch. Find your AAUW Ohio branch.
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Join us for an evening of cocktails and a panel discussion with four Central Ohio women business owners as they share their stories of how they converted their passions to a paycheck, and pulled up other women along the way. Learn ways to take action on pay equity in your own life and in your community.
Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day when women’s earnings finally catch up to men’s earnings from the previous year. Thanks to the gender pay gap, it takes women an extra three months of wages to make up that 23 percent difference. Equal Pay Day 2015 will fall on Tuesday, April 14, so mark your calendar!
What: Equal Pay Day Cocktails and Discussion with Central Ohio Women Business Owners
When: Wednesday, April 8, from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Where: The Kitchen, 231 E. Livingston Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215
Cost: $10 Light appetizers included. Cash bar.
RSVP: The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio
Sponsors: AAUW of Ohio and the Women’s Fund of Central Ohio
- Pannsy Brown, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Kenbur
- Mollie Fankhauser, Co-Owner of Kittie’s Cakes
- Lori Kaiser, Founder and CEO of Lori Kaiser Consulting
- Allie Lehman, owner/ founder of The Wonder Jam, Creative Director and Co-Founder of Death to the Stock PhotoFor more information contact, Jennifer Dillard, AAUW Ohio Public Policy Advocate, at email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you there!
Get the details and RSVP on the Facebook event page.
Dates: May 1-3, 2015
Location: Embassy Suites Hotel, 5100 Upper Metro Place, Dublin, Ohio, just off I-270. Phone: 1-614-790-9000
Hosts: Central District Branches of AAUW Ohio
News: The branch with the highest percentage of members attending will receive a new award.
Deadlines: Deadline for the pre-event rate is May 1. Deadline for hotel reservations is April 10.
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A Tech Savvy Conference will be held at Stark State College on Saturday, April 25, in conjunction with the Alcoa Foundation. Tech Savvy is a daylong science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) career conference, by AAUW, designed to attract girls in sixth through ninth grade to these fields and to inform families about STEM education and careers.
Click here to register for and obtain additional information about the April 25 Tech Savvy Conference at Stark State.
The fee is $5 per person. The Alcoa Foundation provided a grant to further expand Tech Savvy to the Barberton, Ohio, area.
AAUW and members across the country are grateful for the Alcoa Foundation’s generous contribution of these funds to expand this program.
Download the Tech Savvy flyer for the April 25 event and spread the word.
Find out more
- Position papers and “Quick Facts” one-pagers that provide a solid primer on AAUW priority issues (hint: these are great items to give to lawmakers during your legislative advocacy days and in-district meetings!)
- State-specific fact sheets on the gender pay gap by congressional district
- Official AAUW letters sent to Congress and the administration, which can provide guidance for your own state or branch letters to state or local officials
- How-to guides for advocacy activities such as cake deliveries, rallies, letters to the editor, tabling, petitions, house meetings, voter registration, and more!
- Sample proclamations to mark key days of action in your state and community
- “Leadership Essentials” for public policy chairs to help orient new state and branch public policy chairs (and give prospective public policy chairs a sense of what the role entails!)
- Printable sign-up sheets for AAUW Action Network that you can use at branch meetings and events to help grow our e-advocacy network of Two-Minute Activists (the sign-up sheets also contain an option for people to sign up for Washington Update!)
- An online system that enables AAUW state leaders to set up state-specific “Two-Minute Activist” alerts on their own so that you can contact state elected officials with just a few clicks! (Some states are already doing awesome work with this tool, and we’re excited to roll out our plan later this spring to bring training and implementation to more states.)
- Free stickers, posters, and other “AAUW swag” available for order through the upcoming policy events form
- And, of course, this weekly Washington Update newsletter is your top resource for the latest public policy information and updates from the AAUW policy shop.
Questions about any of these resources? Got an idea for a new resource? Want to let AAUW know about your latest and greatest public policy idea? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to the fab public policy team AAAUW by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 202.785.7793.