Education: At the Annual Meeting, the membership voted that a study group be formed to decide how best to create a formal AAUW-PA white paper expressing our support for a quality system of K-12 public education, and discussing funding and the efficacy of various delivery systems (brick and mortar, cyber, charter, etc.). If you are interested in participating in the study group, please contact Margaret McGrath at email@example.com.
AAUW-PA Selected as AAUW National Public Policy Impact Grant Recipient
AAUW-PA Public Policy applied to AAUW National for a 2014-2015 $1,000 Impact Grant and was selected as one of the nine recipients nationally. This year’s AAUW-PA Impact Grant will focus on Economic Self-Sufficiency/Pay Equity and Common Core State Standards, as well as Get Out the Vote strategies for the November elections. Branches can apply for $100 mini-grants to host an event in the Impact Grant focus areas. Please visit our Impact Grant Overview page for more information.
2014 July Summer Retreat
The AAUW-PA Summer Retreat was held on July 12 in Lewisburg with 71 AAUW-PA members in attendance. The presentations included an update on National and State AAUW activities, AAUW Fundraising Policies and Guidelines, and Public Policy – Coalition Building, Advocacy Strategies, and Information on the national Public Policy Impact Grant awarded to AAUW-PA. The links for PowerPoints and to find relevant information on the AAUW national website are given below:
Fundraising Policies, Guidelines, and Frequently Asked Questions (national website)
Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition – The Power of Coalition Presentation by Tam St. Claire and Nancy Morrill (President and Past President, respectively, of the Bucks County Women’s Advocacy Coalition – PDF Version
Your Every Question Answered: Advocacy How-to Guides (national website)
AAUW-PA President Dot McLane National and State Activities Update Presentation – PDF Version
What is AAUW…
AAUW Pennsylvania furthers the AAUW mission and programs in Pennsylvania, 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-PA programs include educational outreach, community service, public policy advocacy, and confrontation of barriers so that all women have a fair chance.