AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
AAUW Value Promise
By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance.
AAUW Vision Statement
AAUW empowers all women and girls to reach their highest potential.
AAUW Diversity Statement
AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or class.
On January 27, 2015, the Virginia State Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections passed out of Committee by a one-vote margin the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) (SJ 216). ERA is an amendment to the United States Constitution that was first proposed in 1923 and reintroduced every year until Congress passed it in 1972. However, it needs to be ratified by three-fifths of the states, and that has not happened. Virginia is one of the States that has not passed ERA, but yesterday’s vote is a positive step.
Contact your State Senator and tell him/her that you want their support on passage of SJ 216. The two attachments are fact sheets on ERA—one from AAUW and the other from the Virginia Women’s Equality Coalition, of which AAUW of Virginia is a member. If you need to identify your State Senator, click here: http://virginiageneralassembly.gov , and then click on the top of the page where it says “Who’s My Legislator?”
For further information on the ERA in Virginia, see the Fact Sheet.
Since 1909 in Virginia
AAUW of Virginia furthers the AAUW mission and programs in Virginia, and promotes, encourages, and coordinates the work of branches throughout the state. Since 1881, AAUW has been one of the nation’s leading voices promoting education and equity for women and girls. AAUW of Virginia programs include educational outreach, community service, public policy advocacy, and elimination of barriers to women and girls.
We appreciate your membership and encourage you to attend upcoming events at an AAUW branch in your neighborhood. Click on Branches for information about a branch near you.
Where are the next generation of women leaders? Among those who attended the National Conference of College Women Student Leaders? That’s where. See them in this video.
✔ AAUW of Virginia is proud to be one of the founding members of the Virginia Women’s Equality Coalition. Please join us in advancing the Women’s Equality Agenda to provide full equality for Virginia women. Click on http://vawomensequalitycoalition.org/ to find out more about the coalition and to sign on as a citizen cosponsor.
✔ The brochure for the 2015 Virginia/West Virginia AAUW States Conference in Charlottesville on April 18 to 19 is now available.
✔ The Virginia General Assembly will meet in Regular Session in Richmond from January
14 to February 28, 2015. Plan to come to AAUW of Virginia’s State Lobby Day on Wednesday, February 4. For details, see the Public Policy Update.
✔ Check out the article on campus sexual assault written by Lisa Maatz, AAUW’s Vice President of Government Relations, on The Blog on the Huffington Post website.
✔ At the request of AAUW Alexandria Branch, Mayor William Euille and the City Council proclaimed December 8 through 12 Computer Science Education Week. See pictures and more at http://aauw-va.aauw.net/branches/alexandria/.
✔ Join AAUW of Virginia and sign our petition urging Virginia lawmakers to strengthen state laws providing assistance to human trafficking survivors, including creating “safe harbors” for sexually exploited minors. Sign the online petition or print, sign, and submit a paper copy. Share the petition on your branch and personal Facebook page as well.
✔ Are You Dreaming of a Trip to Sunny San Diego? Registration for the 2015 AAUW National Convention is open. Get ready to attend right now.
AAUW of Virginia Co-President Sandy Lawrence and Falls Church Area branch member Kitty Richardson attended the Fairfax County Women’s Commission reception prior to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors’ proclamation ceremony in recognition of Human Trafficking Awareness Month on Tuesday, January 13, 2015.
AAUW of Virginia 2015 Conference
The 2015 AAUW of Virginia State Conference, to be hosted by the Northwest District Branches, will be held April 18 and 19. The conference brochure is packed with information about the conference.