AAUW of Virginia News

AAUW of Virginia at NCCWSL

Nearly a dozen AAUW of Virginia members attended the June 5 evening session of the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) at the University of Maryland, College Park. NCCWSL, a three-day annual conference sponsored by AAUW and NASPA, the leading student affairs association, prepares college women to become the leaders of the future. Friday night’s event included Chelsea Clinton, the opening featured speaker, and the Women of Distinction awards ceremony and reception.

AAUW of Virginia 2014 Federal Lobby Day

On May 8 over 30 AAUW of Virginia and AAUW Lobby Corp members went to the House of Representative offices to ask that they co-sponsor the  Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act that would create a national paid family and medical leave insurance program.

Governor Signs Equal Pay Day Proclamation

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed a proclamation on April 8 urging citizens to recognize the full value of women’s skills and contributions to the labor force and encouraging them and the General Assembly to take appropriate actions to address the wage gap between men and women.  Among those attending the ceremony were members of AAUW of Virginia.

See the text of the proclamation here and pictures of the ceremony here.

AAUW of Virginia 2014 Lobby Day