AAUW National Election

The Results Are In!

Every two years, AAUW’s national election offers members the chance to share their opinions on proposed amendments to the AAUW Bylaws and Public Policy Program, as well as to select the members of the national AAUW Board of Directors. The 2015 election was a great success, with 12 percent of our members voting — more than double the 5 percent quorum required by our bylaws.

Here are the results of the 2015 AAUW National Election. For details about the AAUW Bylaws and Public Policy Program ballot issues, please see the AAUW National Election Voter Guide.

Board Chair

Patricia Fae Ho

Board Vice Chair

Alicia Hetman

Board Finance Vice Chair (appointed)

Janet Bunger

Board Secretary

Eileen S. Hartmann

Directors

Joanna Amberger (appointed)
Susan Barley
Malinda Gaul
Anthony J. Hill (appointed)
Ellie Hill
Traci Jensen
Melissa Johnsen
Dot McLane
Rebecca Norlander
Glenda D. Price
Pam Thiel

AAUW Bylaws

Proposal Topic
1. Eliminating degree requirement
2. Filling board vacancies
3. Changing leadership titles
4. Vice president term
5. Committee member terms
Yes
40.91%
88.72%
82.34%
84.92%
88.27%
No
55.51%
3.98%
8.52%
8.01%
5.43%
Did Not Vote
3.58%
7.30%
9.13%
7.07%
6.30%

AAUW Public Policy Program

Proposal Topic
Yes
No
Did Not Vote

1. Women and other underrepresented populations
89.29%
5.10%
5.61%

2. High-quality public education; freedom from sexual assault
91.26%
1.64%
7.11%

3. Safe housing; reproductive health care
91.50%
2.60%
5.90%

4. Campaign finance reform; fair elections
83.95%
8.76%
7.30%

5. Diversity and inclusion
90.34%
2.32%
7.34%

6. Placement of ERA and campaign finance reform language
83.64%
7.86%
8.49%

7. Arts and humanities
69.64%
21.62%
8.73%

8. Ratification of CEDAW
86.31%
2.85%
10.84%

9. National priorities
88.31%
2.37%
9.32%

10. Title IX enforcement
89.98%
1.80%
8.22%

11. Health care access
88.25%
3.20%
8.56%

12. Passage of ERA
89.75%
2.52%
7.74%

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