Elizabeth Holden

Elizabeth Holden

Grassroots Advocacy Manager

Elizabeth Holden serves as the grassroots advocacy manager at AAUW, where she works with members across the country to advance AAUW’s public policy priorities at the state and federal levels. She also oversees the organization’s national voter education and Get Out the Vote campaigns. Prior to joining AAUW, she worked at the American Association of Law Libraries, where she developed both direct lobbying and grassroots advocacy strategies on issues related to public access to information. She began her advocacy career at Women’s Action for New Directions and was a fellow at the Women's Campaign Fund. She lives in Washington, D.C.’s Kalorama Triangle neighborhood with her husband.
 

Work by Elizabeth Holden

Boise members raised the bar for march signage with their very own Statue of Liberty. Courtesy of the AAUW Boise (ID) Branch.

Make Your Advocacy Better, Faster, Stronger, and Burnout-Proof

  Just over two months ago, thousands of AAUW members joined rallies across the country (some far chillier than others!) to make their voices heard to lawmakers at every level […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   March 31, 2017
The sun rises over U.S. Capitol before the public swearing in ceremony during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C, Jan. 21, 2013.

AAUW’s Tips for Inauguration Weekend

The weekend of January 20 will be a busy one. Find everything you need to know about participating in Inauguration weekend in Washington, D.C., from the comfort of your own home, or online. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   January 04, 2017
Visitors to the AAUW National Voter Registration Day event at the Newseum in Washington, DC leave notes about why they are voting.

Women Helping Women Vote

Regardless of how you feel about the outcome of the 2016 election, we can all celebrate one thing: Americans exercised their right to vote. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   December 02, 2016
Looking up at the inside of the dome from the ground floor. Photos from a walk through the State Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin.

State Ballot Measures: How Women Fared in 2016

There was more than just candidates on the ballot in several states on Election Day 2016. Ballot measures played an important role in enacting policies that support women and their families thanks in part to the advocacy of AAUW members, who advocated for their passage. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 16, 2016
Questions about voting? Get the facts. 866.OUR.VOTE.

Everything You Need to Know for Election Day

Election Day is around the corner! You’ve been preparing for months to ensure that women’s voices are heard on Tuesday, November 8. Now it’s time to make sure every vote is counted. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 27, 2016
2016 Campaign Vote Buttons

Don’t Boo — Vote!

The balloons have dropped, both parties have selected their nominees, and now the time has come for AAUW members across the country to roll up their sleeves and get out […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   August 04, 2016

Get Out the Vote Do’s and Don’ts

A successful get-out-the-vote campaign must be a compliant one! Election activities carried out in AAUW’s name must be conducted within the guidelines set out in AAUW policies. To help you be compliant in your campaign activities, we’ve put together this list of basic election do’s and don’ts. Read more »

Resource   |   May 25, 2016

AAUW Voter Issue Guide

The 2016 Voter Issue Guide provides concise information about key policy issues in the 2016 election and will help you prepare for the upcoming election and educate eligible voters. Read more »

Resource   |   May 23, 2016
Close up of unrecognizable woman writing on a paper with a pen.

How to Organize an Effective Petition Campaign

Creating a petition — online or offline — can help you generate attention and momentum around an issue, grow your list of advocates, and pressure lawmakers to act. Follow these best practices to create a successful petition. Read more »

Resource   |   May 12, 2016

Did Someone Say Cake? Sweet Support for the Paycheck Fairness Act

Raise awareness about the gender pay gap in an unexpected way – bring a cake with a 21 percent slice missing to a meeting with your members of Congress! Think of it as a birthday cake with a powerful message. Read more »

Resource   |   April 11, 2016