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May 2018 Content Suggestions

1. 2018 AAUW National Bylaws Amendment Vote

The AAUW National Board of Directors has voted to put three proposals for bylaws amendments before the membership for a vote this spring. In the voter guide you’ll read about proposed bylaws amendments that the AAUW Board of Directors strongly supports. We believe that passing these measures will help keep AAUW vital as an organization and enable us to increase our impact in advancing equity for all women and girls

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Voter’s Guide
Bylaws Vote FAQ

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Image Caption & Alt Text: AAUW members vote for critical changes to the bylaws. Cast your ballot now in the 2018 AAUW national bylaws amendment vote.

2. Bylaws Amendment Vote Message from AAUW Board Chair Julia Brown and CEO Kimberly Churches

The AAUW National Board of Directors has voted to put three proposals for bylaws amendments before the membership for a vote this spring. AAUW Board Chair, Julia Brown, J.D., and Chief Executive Officer Kimberly Churches discuss their support of these proposals.

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3. State of the States: A Globally Competitive Workforce Starts with an Equitable Workplace

Every year, at the start of their respective legislative sessions, governors across the country deliver their assessments of the condition of their states. They offer esteem for outstanding achievements among their citizens or groundbreaking triumphs within their legislature, each one assuring that their state is progressing in a positive direction. In addition to recounting the successes of the previous year, the addresses offer an opportunity for governors to speak on any legislative concerns and present a strategic plan to support statewide improvements in these policy areas.

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Image Caption & Alt Text: Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds speaks with Iowa Public Radio’s Morning Edition host Clay Masters about her transition to be the next governor. 5/2/2017 Photo by John Pemble

EDITING TIPS AND TUTORIALS: Font Size Increase

Many of you have spoken and we’ve listened to your requests to make your sites more legible and web accessible. The font size on Site Resources sites has been an issue for some time. As a solution, we will be updating the default style sheet and enlarging the standard font sizes on our sites at the end of May. This could affect your sites in a number of ways.

HTML headline code (<H1> through <H6>) should be used specifically for headlines on a page, and are not intended to make text larger or bold. Headline code helps define the structure of a page, highlighting the most important content with a <H1> heading and so forth. Search engines use header code to determine page structure for search engine optimization (SEO). If you have created a page uses headline sizes to format content, this will change the display of your page. This could also rearrange any graphics displayed and the alignment of other elements. We strongly suggest all headings be tagged written in either H2, H3 or H4 with the body of your content tagged in paragraph font size. Note, page titles on Site Resources websites are <H1> by default so you should begin with heading <H2> to show diminishing importance.

April 2018 Content Suggestions

1. The Gender Pay Gap by State

Every U.S. state has a gender pay gap, and some are wider than others. See how your state’s gender pay gap stacks up.Share this inforEPD-state-map-shareablemation with state and federal legislators as a call to action for stronger laws and use it to educate folks in your community about the gender pay gap.

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Image Caption and ALT Text: EPD state map shareable.

Interactive infographic: To embed on your own websites, visit https://infogram.com/1p5e3k03y7nqnxup79dwm7edvyh3ywz27q9 and click the share button for appropriate code.

State Resources: A state press release, a graphic for embedding on your site and sharing on social media, and a road map to equal pay legislation in your state are available at https://www.aauw.org/resource/gender-pay-gap-by-state-and-congressional-district/.

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2. It’s Negotiable: Salary Skill Builder

The gender pay gap is real and has far-reaching consequences for women’s economic security. Get the pay you deserve. AAUW’s new online, interactive will help you articulate your value in your next negotiation.

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Image Caption and ALT text: AAUW salary skills builder interactive tool. Click to start a short online lesson.
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3. How to make the wage gap an injustice of the past

Kim Churches

Kim Churches

Lawmakers, employers and workers all have a role in the fight for fair pay. And there are tangible, practical solutions all can take to achieve pay equity.

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Image Caption and ALT text: Kimberly Chuches, AAUW Chief Executive Officer

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4. How to Celebrate Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day when women’s earnings “catch up” to men’s earnings from the previous year. It’s also a powerful occasion to raise awareness about and organize action around the gender pay gap in your community.

 

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5. Take Action to Close the Gender Pay Gap on Equal Pay Day

EqualPayDayontheHillTuesday, April 10, marks Equal Pay Day, the symbolic day when women’s earnings “catch up” to men’s earnings from the previous year. The typical woman working full time, year-round in the United States is paid just 80 cents for every dollar a man is paid, which means she has to work until April 10, 2018, to be paid as much as the typical man took home by December 31, 2017. Sound fair to you?

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Image Caption and ALT text: AAUW staff and interns rally on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC for equal pay on Equal Pay Day (2017).

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December 2017 Content Suggestions

1. States Notch Multiple Equal Pay Victories in 2017

Voters are fed up with the persistent gender pay gap, and many state legislators are listening. In 2015 and 2016 dozens of legislatures proposed and enacted bills and laws addressing pay inequality. In 2017 a whopping 42 states, plus Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., offered legislative solutions to the gender pay gap. While not all of these bills passed, this growing activity shows that red, blue, and purple states realize that the pay gap is real and that something needs to be done about it.

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Image caption and ALT text: AAUW staff and interns rally on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Equal Pay Day 2017.


2. Gender & Racial Pay Gaps for 25 Major U.S. Cities

(note: content including shareables and an embeddable interactive map will be published on Monday, December 11. Stay tuned to the AAUW news feed or Facebook feed for the release of this data. We will specifically work with branches in the 25 cities analyzed to add the map and related content to your websites.)

The gender pay gap is a real and consistent problem, which is all too apparent when we examine the data on the earnings of men and women. No matter how you break down the numbers—by state, by age, by education, or by occupation—the gap is substantial. And cities are not immune to this problem, as our new analysis shows.

AAUW has analyzed the pay gap faced by women of different races and ethnicities in 25 of the largest U.S. metropolitan areas. The analysis revealed that there is a substantial gender pay gap in all 25 cities, with even larger gaps for black and Hispanic women.


3. AAUW Annual Art Contest 

(note: related 2018 webpages to be updated on Friday, December 15)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Showcase your talent by entering this exciting annual art competition. The six winning entries will be featured in a collection of note cards mailed to AAUW members in the spring.

Find out more about this year’s art contest.

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Image caption and ALT text: 2017 contest winner “Sunny Days and Garden Maze” by Carol Dingman.


4. You’re Going to Be Hearing about These Fearless Campus Leaders

 

 

 

 

 

Every year AAUW selects 10 college student leaders committed to gender equity to serve on the national Student Advisory Council (SAC). This year’s SAC members are LGBT rights leaders, engineers, student government presidents, first-generation college students, and more.
These students advise AAUW on the needs of college students, take on campus activism projects and community outreach to AAUW student organizations, and gain valuable résumé-building experience. Participants also serve as peer mentors for other aspiring student leaders during AAUW’s annual National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL).

Who are these remarkable feminist student leaders? This year’s SAC members are LGBT rights leaders, engineers, student government presidents, first-generation college students, and more.

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Image caption and ALT text: Members of the 2017-18 AAUW National Student Advisory Council (SAC)


5. Upcoming AAUW National Events

Skill-Training Webinars for Members

Skill-training webinars are an easy way to learn strategies and techniques that can help your branch grow and give leaders the confidence they need to take on new challenges.

Join us on January 9 for a discussion on how to raise funds from businesses and individuals in your community for Fundraising from Other Pockets and on February 13, learn how to welcome and engage a diverse membership with the Inclusion and Equity Committee.

Register for one training or more

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Image caption and ALT text: Members of the 2017-18 AAUW National Student Advisory Council (SAC)

Membership Collaborative Briefing: Dues Increase

The AAUW Board of Directors voted to raise national dues to $59 beginning July 1, 2018. State presidents, membership vice presidents, and finance officers are invited to join this webinar to learn about the timeline for implementing changes, the resources available to help you communicate the value of belonging to local members, and the effects of the dues increase on membership campaigns. Register today (state leaders only)

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Image caption and ALT text: AAUW members chatting during a workshop at the 2017 Convention


 

Tip of the Month: Fundraising Policies- What AAUW Members Need to Know

Thanks to the generosity of AAUW members and supporters we were able to surpass our goal of raising $13,600 in honor of AAUW’s 136th birthday on Giving Tuesday (November 28). Many of those donations were made via Facebook fundraisers set up by members like you.

With the end of calendar year quickly approaching, Facebook fundraisers and social giving are a fun and easy way to raise funds and to move AAUW’s mission forward.

Learn more and remember a few fundraising policies that all AAUW members need to know.

 Fundraising Policy 501

AAUW Fundraising Policy 501 (previously 402) is designed to assist AAUW state organizations, branches, and other AAUW-affiliated entities with raising funds to support AAUW’s mission. Fundraising procedures, Internal Revenue Service regulations, and state laws change over time. The following information about Fundraising Policy 501 will help AAUW fundraising leaders and all AAUW-affiliated entities stay up-to-date and preserve their nonprofit status.

AAUW Fundraising Policy 501 was approved by the AAUW Board of Directors and took effect on July 1, 2014. Written by the AAUW Fundraising Committee with consultation from AAUW staff, the policy explains what AAUW and the IRS expect of AAUW members when fundraising in AAUW’s name. This version includes guidelines that clarify and provide examples about particular aspects of AAUW Fundraising Policy 501 in plain, easy-to-understand language.

AAUW-Affiliated Entities Scholarship Fundraising Policy 503

The AAUW-Affiliated Entities Scholarship Fundraising Policy 503 was approved by the AAUW Board of Directors and took effect on July 1, 2014. Written by the AAUW Fundraising Committee with consultation from AAUW staff and legal counsel, the policy explains what AAUW and the IRS expect of AAUW members when fundraising for and administering local scholarship programs.