Welcome to the Seaside (OR) Branch of AAUW!

Seaside AAUW Press Release

Seaside AAUW will be featuring Polly Campbell, motivational speaker and author of three books on living well at their October 21st meeting in Cannon Beach at Breaker’s Point Community Room, at 10:00AM.  This is an open meeting for anyone interested in her message and/or AAUW.

“Inspiring, funny, insightful” are a few of the words used to describe Polly Campbell and the keynotes, trainings, and workshops she offers.    Each presentation is created to provide practical, science-based strategies and practices audiences can use in the moment to ease stress, promote well-being & happiness, and better positive outcomes.

Polly’s down-to-earth, funny, and practical approach engages audiences and motivates them to take small, deliberate actions to get big positive results in their lives.   Polly inspires and empowers people to become the creators of their own lives, instead of complaining about the lives they are living.

Ms. Campbell was raised locally in Seaside and now resides in the Portland area.   She is widely sought after for workshops and has often been featured on Portland television and other venues.  Her published books are How to Live Well, Do Good, Be Happy; Imperfect Spirituality; Extraordinary Enlightenment for Ordinary People; and her latest How to Live an Awesome Life. 

 For more information about AAUW, an organization which advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research contact local AAUW president Cindy Gould at aauwseaside@gmail.com.   Polly Campbell may be reached at p2campbell@comcast.net.


Seaside AAUW Program for 2017-2018

Sept. 19: “Sex Trafficking and Domestic Violence”, Beach Books
Oct. 21: “Be Inspired: Living Well” Breaker’s Point Com. Room, Cannon Beach
Nov. 18: “Panel: Exploring K-12 Girls’ Needs” Diana McLoughlin, Gearhart
Dec. 16: “Painting Workshop & Cookie Exchange” Trails End Gallery, Gearhart
Jan. 20: “At Risk Youth” Foster Club, Seaside
Feb. 10: “WINGS Conference” Clatsop Community College, Astoria
Feb. 17: “Fourth Wave Feminism” Nancy Kruger’s home, Surf Pines
March 17: “Hispanic Issues” Cindy Gould’s home, Gearhart
April 20-22: Oregon AAUW Convention, Hillsboro
May 12: “Spring into Fashion”, Astoria Golf & Country Club
May 19: “Care-giving our Own” Jane McGeehan’s home, Gearhart
June 16: “Scholarship Winners & 2018-19 Program ” Ellen Silverman’s, Warrenton


Seaside AAUW honored Sheila Eagan Roley, Superintendent of Schools in Seaside, with their 2017 Breaking Barrier’s Achievement Award at their “Spring into Fashion” show held April 29th at the Astoria Golf and Country Club.   She is pictured here with branch president Carol Brenneman who is displaying the plaque in her recognition.  The award also includes a $500 award which she has delegated to an ”at risk” group for girls at our local middle school.

Roley has been part of the educational community of Seaside since 1990 serving in numerous capacities and excelling in her ability to inspire thousands of young women under her watch.   She also has been an adjunct faculty member of Portland State University and Lewis and Clark College.    She is this community’s first female high school principal and superintendent of schools.

In accepting the award, Roley inspired those present with her talk indicating that we don’t always know the impact we can and do make on others……particularly students.


AAUW Convention: A Call to Action from CEO Kim Churches

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Whether you joined us in D.C. or not, we must be stronger than ever in our dedication to progress for women and girls. Whether you participated in the convention and feel ready to channel that energy, or you missed it and need an action plan for gender equity, here are five steps to get you started. Read more.


AAUW Takes Capitol Hill By Storm

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It was a hot June day in 1989 when hundreds of AAUW members braved the heat and flooded the halls of Capitol Hill. They were there to tell members of Congress why the United States needed a paid family leave program. 28 years later, we’re at it again! Read more.


Stay Up To Date With AAUW’s NEW Advocacy Tool

Are you ready to take your advocacy to the next level? Opt in to AAUW’s Two-Minute Activist Mobile. This exciting new tool will allow AAUW to send more timely and targeted communication straight to your cell phone via text message. That means we can provide you with more strategic opportunities to take action when your advocacy can make the difference. Sign up online or text the word “AAUW” to phone number 21333 now to join.


Faces of Student Debt

Deeper in Debt Student Debt Crisis

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AAUW’s new research report Deeper In Debt has shown that women bare a disproportionate amount of student debt. These six women invested in themselves and their future by pursuing higher education. But those degrees came at large price. Read more.


Three Musts for Intersectional Feminism

Younger Women’s Task Force - Greater Lafayette ChapterIntersectional feminism is to acknowledge multiple overlapping social identities and related systems of oppression. So, while we may want to work under the umbrella term “women,” there is not one global women’s experience. Here are three ways to make sure that your feminism is intersectional. Read more.


Reflecting on the First AAUW Lobby Day

With our 49th AAUW National Convention coming up this June, take a minute to look back at our very first Lobby Day. This takes us back in time to 1989 and the 35th AAUW National Convention, where the theme that year was “Choices, Changes, and Connections.” Read more.


Deeper in Debt

Student loan debt is now a $1.3-trillion problem burdening 44 million borrowers. Experts are talking about the effects of student debt on the economy, but they aren’t talking about its disproportionate effects on women. AAUW takes a close look at that oversight in the new research report Deeper in Debt: Women and Student Loans. Register for the livestream launch event on May 24 or be the first to know when the report is released.
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Your Vote is Your Voice

You voted November 8th in the hopes of shaping the future of America. Now is your chance to shape the future of AAUW. Your vote is your voice and it needs to be heard now more than ever. Take a minute to cast your vote on policy issues you want AAUW to focus on for the next two years, who you think should be on AAUW’s Board of Directors for the next two years, and changes to AAUW bylaws including the membership requirement. Learn more about the candidates, get ideas for using a branch meeting as a polling pary, and more in AAUW’s Voter Guide.
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Give a Grad a Gift

Do you know any new college graduates? What better gift can you give than a FREE one-year AAUW membership! As an AAUW member you have the power to gift ANY number of free one-year AAUW memberships to recent college graduates. Give one, give 100, or give 1,000! Don’t let this opportunity pass you by.
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Mother’s Equal Pay Day

Each May, families around the country celebrate Mother’s Day, honoring the special women in their lives. Yet after all the praise we heap on moms, did you know that many can expect barriers in the workforce? Mothers typically are paid only 73 cents for every dollar fathers are paid. It’s called the “motherhood penalty,” and it’s a persistent problem for all women, not just mothers, working in America. This month Mother’s Equal Pay Day is May 23.
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Join AAUW’s Book Discussion Webinar with the Author of Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family

Join AAUW and our ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club in celebrating LGBT Pride Month as we talk with Amy Ellis Nutt about her book Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family. Join hundreds of members that have experienced one-on-one virtual conversations with a diverse group of female authors. Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family, is the 9th and final ¡Adelante! Book Club Discussion of the 2016-2017 year.
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Storming the Capital

The very first convention in Washington, D.C., was held in October 1892. The 1890s were a period of tremendous societal change and technological advances, and women were playing a more active role in society than ever before (sound familiar). Since then, our association has convened in the nation’s capital 13 times, tying with Boston for the most frequented convention city! Learn more about the history of AAUW’s Convention in Washington, D.C. and the women’s history to be explored during the 49th AAUW National Convention from June 14 to 17, 2017.
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Tune In for Our Panels on How to #StandUptoSexism

AAUW’s new #StandUptoSexism campaign has sparked lively conversation on social media, in the news, and in communities. AAUW and NYU Washington, DC, are convening a series of panel conversations. Join us online or in person and learn how you can fight gender bias. Read more.


Nominate an AAUW Member for a U.S. Postage Stamp

There have been more than a dozen women involved with AAUW who have appeared on postage stamps. Including Jane Addams, Eleanor Roosevelt, Frances Perkins, and Rachel Carson. We’d love to see more AAUW women represented on our nation’s postage stamps — so we’ll be choosing one woman from AAUW’s rich history to nominate for a commemorative stamp. We’ll select the winning nominee to propose to the U.S. Postal Service. Voting closes April 30 at 12 p.m. EST. Read more.


Join AAUW’s Online Book Discussion with the Author of Re Jane: A Novel, Patricia Park

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Join AAUW and our ¡Adelante! Book of the Month Club in celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month as we talk with 2013–14 AAUW American Fellow Patricia Park about her book Re Jane. What The New York Times calls a “breezy, engaging” first novel that “grapples with real issues of identity, race, and culture from global and historical perspectives”. Register to join the discussion on May 2, 2017 at 7:00pm. Read more.

 

 


Get The Simple Truth in Spanish!

Now available en español, use this resource to educate decision makers and your community about the gender pay gap.
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2017 AAUW National Election

Learn about your candidates for election to the Board or apply for appointment to the board; read up on the proposed by-laws amendments, the proposed public policy platform, and resolutions on this year’s ballot in the Voter Guide; or learn how to turn your branch meeting into a polling place so everyone can vote! Read more.


#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


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.


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.


AAUW’s accomplishments in 2016

As the year comes to a close, it’s time to look back AAUW’s achievements which is the ultimate hard work of all of our members and supporters. Without their support, the success of the last year would not have been possible.

  • 200,000+ messages went out to state and federal legislators.
  • 6 states passed new equal pay laws in 2016.
  • 714 resource guides were delivered to Title IX coordinators in 29 states.
  • 2,200 signatures collected on AAUW’s petition urging Anheuser-Busch to sign the White House Equal Pay Pledge.
  • 44 years of Title IX celebrated with Senator Harry Reid.
  • 900+ get-out-the-vote events organized by members in 46 states.
  • 19 AAUW members were elected to state legislatures.
  • 12,000 young women and girls were empowered through AAUW’s leadership programs.
  • 11,460 women learned to ask for the salary they deserve through AAUW salary workshop negotiations

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Donate to AAUW today for social change

For more than 135 years, AAUW has served as a grassroots organization to improve the lives of millions of women and their families. The support of donors like you is critical to our mission. Your gift will support AAUW’s fight against unequal representation in business and government, discrimination and harassment in the workplace, the gender pay gap, and more.

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105-year-old AAUW member Martha Ann on Women’s rights

AAUW member Martha Ann Miller. Photo credit: Hannah Golden.

Martha Ann has witnessed crucial milestones in women’s equality from women’s right to vote in November 1920 to name of the first woman on the presidential ballot in November 2016. When Miller was entering the workforce in the 1930s, sexism and inequality were prevalent.Throughout Miller’s membership, AAUW has supported equal pay legislation, women in politics, equal representation of both men and women and many more programs.

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AAUW Annual 2017 Art Contest


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

Submission Deadline– January 31, 2017

Voting period – February 6–28

Winner announcement – Early March

Click here to learn more and submit your work.


Yahoo, eBay among Newest Companies to Sign White House Equal Pay Pledge

The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, named after a woman who discovered her employer was paying her less than here male counterparts, is law that ensures fair pay for all Americans. To further advance equal pay, the White House challenged American businesses to take the Equal Pay Pledge. Several U.S. top companies such as Airbnb, Amazon, Staples etc. have come together in support of advancing equal pay. On December 7, 2016, the 44 additional companies including Yahoo, eBay, AT&T etc. signed the pledge.

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Webinar on Membership Retention

This webinar is open to everyone but it is more geared toward branch and state presidents, membership vice presidents, and any leaders responsible for member recruitment, engagement, or retention strategies in the local community.
Date : January 24, 2017
Time: 4–5 p.m. ET OR 7–8 p.m. ET
Location: Online
Cost: Free (You just need to register.)

Click here to learn more and register.


Online book disucssion with the author of Florynce ‘Flo’ Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

Date : February 9, 2017
Time: 7:30–8:30 p.m. ET
Location: Online (You just need to register.)
Cost: Free
Author : Sherie M. Randolph

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Online book discussion with Linda Hirshman, author of Sisters in Law


Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World

Date : March 28, 2017
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
Location: Online (You just need to register.)
Cost: Free

Click here to learn more and register.


Gosset v. Lasch, Cooper, Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering, University of Southern California: A Sexual Harassment Case


Nathalie Gosset, a senior director at Alfred E. Mann Institute at the University of Southern California alleges that she experienced sexual harassment by her supervisor and faced retaliation and termination from the job after she reported the behavior. She also lost full four-year scholarship awarded to her daughter by the university through its tuition exchange program.

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates the Federal law Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The law prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, and religion

Read More : http://www.aauw.org/resource/gosset-v-lasch/


To Help End the Pay Gap, Stop Asking New Hires for Salary Histories

Earlier this year, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (R) signed a bipartisan pay equity bill, which prohibits employers from requiring salary history information before receiving a formal job offer.

Other states have followed suit in diminishing this harmful practice. Governor of California, Jerry Brown (D), signed into law a bill saying that salary history can’t be the only reason to point to if a wage discrepancy exists. Legislators in Maryland, Delaware, Utah, and Nebraska also passed equal pay bills in 2016. Red, blue, and purple states are realizing that the pay gap is real and are taking steps to close it.

Read More : http://www.aauw.org/2016/10/14/stop-salary-histories/


Want to See Action on Women’s Issues? Check Out Your Statehouse!

2016 Maryland Equal Pay Day Rally

In 2016, AAUW members were busy at every level of government passing good laws, beating back bad ones, and laying the groundwork for more successes in 2017. Across the country, state legislatures were particularly inclined to work on economics and public finance, health, crime and law enforcement, education, and commerce. Let’s take a look back at the year in statehouses across the country and find out how AAUW public policy priorities fared.

Read More : http://www.aauw.org/2016/10/19/check-out-your-statehouse-for-action-on-womens-issues/


Get Inspired by Women’s History in the Nation’s Capital

Photo credit: Vietnam Women’s Memorial by Cliff (cliff1066), via Wikimedia Commons

Washington D.C remains a hub for cultural enrichment and many sites recognize the hardships and achievements of women throughout history. As you plan to attend the AAUW National Convention in D.C. in in June 2017, consider allotting time to visit and be inspired by the extraordinary efforts of the women immortalized in these sites.

Read More : http://convention.aauw.org/2016/09/22/get-inspired-by-womens-history/


 

AAUW National Election

You Have a Voice in AAUW’s Future: It’s time to tell us what changes you’d like to see to the AAUW Bylaws and Public Policy Program. The comment period opens October 3 and ends December 5, 2016

Visit the website to comment, propose an amendment, or make a resolution.

Read More: http://www.aauw.org/resource/national-election/


AAUW 2017 National Convention Registration

Every two years, AAUW hosts the national convention where women leaders from across the nation gather together to learn new skills, gain insight and inspiration, and connect with other women leaders. Registration opens October 1, 2016.

Event Date: June 14-17, 2016
Location: Washington DC
Don’t miss the opportunity. Register now!


The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (Fall 2016)

Why are men paid more than women for the same job role?

To find out, read The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap Fall 2016 edition. This addresses the gender pay gap issues in the United States for all ages, races, and education levels and also proposes solutions on what you can do to close it.

Downloadable Image: http://www.aauw.org/files/2016/09/simple-truth-fall-2016-cover-600px.jpg

Read More: http://www.aauw.org/research/the-simple-truth-about-the-gender-pay-gap/

Related: AAUW Analysis of Census Data Shows it will take more than a century, until 2152, for the pay gap to close.


How to Speak Up against Everyday Bias

Gender bias is the form of discrimination and should have no room in your everyday routine.

Have you ever faced gender bias? Do you know how to respond when you encounter such situation?

Although every scenario is different, you can use some basic tactics to respond to it. We have created different common scenarios to help you tackle the issues when these biases occur.

Read more: http://www.aauw.org/2016/09/02/how-to-speak-up-against-everyday-bias/


On Monday, August 26, we’ll celebrate another Women’s Equality Day, the day that marks the anniversary of when the 19th Amendment was ratified. Unfortunately, celebrating our right to vote isn’t enough.

Source: 3 (or 4) Ways to Be a Suffragette on Women’s Equality Day: AAUW


The American Association of University Women (AAUW) advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. AAUW believes that together we can transform society for the better. Our vision is simple — we bring people together united behind the common goal of breaking through educational and economic barriers for women and girls. By joining our more than 150,000 members and supporters, as well as 1,000 local branches and 700 college and university partners, you become part of AAUW’s powerful voice.

Source: Search Results women equality: AAUW


One of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW is providing more than $3.7 million in funding for more than 230 fellowships and grants to outstanding women.

Source: Educational Funding and Awards: AAUW

 


AAUW holds its National Convention every two years to provide its members and other women leaders with opportunities for growth, inspiration, and fellowship. The program features illuminating panels, interactive workshops, captivating speakers, and other events. Convention also serves as the formal space to announce AAUW’s newly elected President and Board of Directors. The 48th National Convention will be held in San Diego, California from June 18-21, 2015.

Source: Convention 2017: AAUW


AAUW’s Mission
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

AAUW’s Value Promise
By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance.