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.
Check It Out!
✔ Read the Fall 2013 issue of AAUW Outlook now in your browser or as a PDF.
✔ The Fall 2013 issue of the AAUW of Virginia Vision is posted here.
✔ Virginia AAUW Branches! Apply for a $100 grant for STEM, Equal Pay, or Get Out the Vote activities. See the application here.
Welcome, National Members!
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.
Hurray for Virginia Fellowships!
Have you seen the AAUW blog titled The Chemistry Behind That Candy Corn: A Professor’s Novel Approach, which highlights the accomplishments of Margot Vigeant? Margot, a 1998-99 AAUW Selected Professions Fellow, earned her doctoral degree in chemical engineering at the University of Virginia.
Margot’s fellowship was sponsored by the AAUW McLean (VA) Branch American Fellowship and the Vera Huckel American Fellowship, which was created by AAUW of Virginia in honor of a former AAUW of Virginia and Newport News (VA) Branch president. Read the blog here.
It’s Time for Us to Have a Real Impact on Equal Pay in Virginia
One of our initiatives under the Impact Grant that AAUW National awarded AAUW of Virginia is to circulate an equal pay petition. We are now ready to start collecting signatures on an online and “offline,” i.e., paper version, of a petition requesting that the Virginia General Assembly pass equal pay legislation protecting workers who share salary information with their co-workers. Salary information is critical to identifying and eliminating the gender pay gap.
We need the support of each of our AAUW of Virginia branches to ensure that our petition drive is successful. The URL for our petition is: http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/50796/c/49/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=9019 . “Sign” it online and then e-mail the link to other individuals and organizations to “sign” and then pass on. Let’s create a real “viral” epidemic so that our State lawmakers in Richmond know that their constituents want equal pay for all Virginians.
And don’t forget about the offline version! Follow this link and print off copies: petition. Every event you have is an opportunity to collect signatures, whether it’s a tabling event, issue forum, rally, branch meeting, state convention, coalition meeting – really, we mean every event! All you need are copies of the offline petition and pens. As you collect signatures offline, all you have to do is scan the sheets and e-mail or mail the signed pages to AAUW National at the addresses on the bottom of the offline petition.
After we have completed gathering signatures, AAUW National will compile them into one package for us to deliver to our lawmakers in Richmond