Current Announcements

The announcements on this page are important current details about the site and things of urgent interest to the members and frequent visitors:

LINKS FOR THE SITE’S CONTENT

CONVENTION INFORMATION: 

March 31 and April 1, 2017 –  Annual board meeting and state convention in Memphis, Tennessee.  See your AAUW Tennessee newsletter distributed in an e-mail on March 1 for the Convention specifics.  The links for on-line registration is located on the State Meeting Page.

RECENT ADDITIONS to look for:

      • 2016-2017 Calendar – Update with 2017 events
      • Advocacy – A Guide for Tennessee Voters; 2016 Election and 2017 Legislative Session.  This is a PDF voter guide for everyone.
      • Current Announcements – Check out the latest announcements of interest from AAUW site resources below.
      • Members Only – Added the AAUW-TN 2016-2017 Goals
      • Members Only – Updated the PDF link for the 2016-2017 Directory State and Branch Officers (Moved “Taking the Wheels off” to Education page)
      • About Us – State Leadership – Added 2016-2017 Executive Committee and State Committee Chairs, Advisory board and branch officers.
      • Newsletter and Members Only – Added the Summer 2016 Newsletter each site.

ANNOUNCEMENTS of Interest from National

March (2017)

#StandUptoSexism

Most women have to deal with sexism in their daily life, be it social control, gender discrimination, harassment, misogynist sarcasm, rape culture etc. Unfortunately, instead of fighting back, we were taught that these are non-significant incidents, accidental encounters, harmless jokes or worse that it was our fault. We need more people, not just women, to stand up against sexism for what is right when they witness such discrimination.
Share 5 simple ways you can #standuptosexism and join the movement.
Download AAUW’s #StandUptoSexism Discussion Guide.


 

Gear Up for Equal Pay Day with Weekly Actions

Equal pay day falls on Tuesday, April 4 this year. This is a day to show the discrepancies between what men and women are paid for the same job in the US. On average, women earn 20 percent less than men. Therefore, they must work longer for the same amount of pay. The wage gap is even greater for most women of color.
Each week until April 4, we’ll share a new tip for how you can take action in your community and provide more tips and tools for how you can help ensure that women are paid fairly.

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AAUW Stands against Bias and Bigotry


AAUW has always stood up against discrimination since its inception. AAUW’s history speaks for itself on how it has raised its voice against intolerance and injustice. Once again it’s time to unite together and support refugees and immigrants to preserve diversity which makes America so strong and powerful.
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AAUW Reacts to Trump Rescinding Transgender Guidance


The Trump administration rescinded Obama administration’s guidance directing schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms that match their gender identity. As a strong supporter of Title IX rights, AAUW stands for the civil rights protections of transgender students.

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AAUW Winter Outlook Magazine

The Winter 2017 issue of AAUW Outlook Magazine is now available. Get in-depth feminist news and resources while supporting an organization that empowers women and girls.


 

AAUW Member Benefits


Membership with AAUW means you’re part of a community dedicated to changing the climate for women and girls. As an AAUW member, you will not only have access to valuable resources but also get discounted pricing on some merchandise and services. It’s one more way to express our gratitude for all your support to empower women and improve the lives of millions of women and families. With each purchase, AAUW receives a royalty that is used to support the work we do.
Click here to find out more about AAUW Member Benefits

FEBRUARY (2017)

Play The President’s First Address BINGO


Play AAUW Bingo to find out what President Trump will say about women’s issues in his first address to Congress.
When : Tuesday, February 28, at 9 p.m. ET
You can print a bingo card or play our interactive bingo online and tweet picture of your winning card with #AAUWbingo to claim your prize.
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The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (Spring 2017)


Women working full time in the United States typically are paid just 80 percent of what men were paid. The figure is even more dire for African-American, Hispanic or Latino women. While many occupations have managed to narrow or even close the pay gap, disparity still exists.
AAUW’s The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap addresses the issues such as the pay gap in each state; the pay gap by age, race/ethnicity, and education; guidance for women facing workplace discrimination; resources for fair pay advocates etc.
Interested in learning more about these issues and preparing for Equal Pay Day? Click here for the full report and details.


 

AAUW National Election

One member, one vote – You have a voice in AAUW’s Future
Three of the thirteen director positions on the AAUW Board of Directors are appointed! If you’re an AAUW member with leadership experience interested in shaping AAUW’s future ,
apply for the 2017–19 AAUW Board of Directors.


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2017 Women’s March


This January, millions of people worldwide and over a half million in Washington, D.C., marched together in support of women’s rights and other issues. AAUW staff, members, and supporters attended the march across the country to make their voices heard in the fight for the gender equity through chants and signs.
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Make Your Voice Heard on Capitol Hill with AAUW!

You’ve marched on Washington, now come to the 2017 AAUW National Convention, to be held June 14-17, 2017, in Washington D.C and take your voice directly to Capitol Hill. As we prepare for the changing political climate, your voice is needed now more than ever.By participating in Lobby Day at the convention, you too can hone your advocacy skills and apply them to meetings on Capitol Hill, at your statehouse, and in your community.
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State Policy Sex Trafficking Tool Kit

Millions of people around the globe are the victims of human trafficking in the form of sex or labor trafficking, human rights violations, etc. AAUW believes that there is a need for national and international policies against human trafficking that promote peace, justice, human rights, sustainable development, and security for all people. The State Policy Sex Trafficking Tool Kit outlines three key state policy priorities — hotline posting requirements, safe harbor laws, and vacatur laws — to identify and combat sex trafficking.

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AAUW Annual 2017 Art Contest


The submission period for the 2017 art contest has passed, but voting for this year’s winners opens on Monday, February 4, 2017.
Visit our art gallery and vote your favorite artwork. AAUW members can vote for up to 10 entries.
Voting Ends – Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Winner announcement – Early March
The six winning entries will be featured in a collection of note cards mailed to AAUW members in the spring.