AAUW National Election

 

2017 AAUW National Election Results

Every two years AAUW’s national election offers members the chance to share their opinions on proposed amendments to the AAUW Bylaws, Public Policy Priorities, and resolutions as well as to select the members of the national AAUW Board of Directors. The 2017 election was a great success, with 11.49 percent of our members voting — more than double the 5 percent quorum required by our bylaws.

 

AAUW Board of Directors

Julia Brown, AAUW life member, former Board member, and 2017-2019 AAUW Board Chair

Julia Brown, J.D.

Board Chair

Peggy Williams, first woman president of Ithaca College and 2017-2019 AAUW Board Vice Chair

Peggy Ryan Williams, Ed.D.

Board Vice Chair

2017-2019 Board Director Janet Bunger

Janet Bunger

Board Finance Vice Chair

Cherie Sorokin, 2017-2019 AAUW Board Director

Cheryl Sorokin, J.D.

Board Secretary

2015-2017 Board Director Joanna Amberger

Joanna Amberger

2015-2017 Board Director Susan Barley

Susan Barley

Melody Jackson, U.S. Army veteran, educator, small business owner, and 2017-2019 AAUW Board Director

Melody Jackson, Ph.D.

2015-2017 Board Director Melissa Cooke Johnsen

Melissa Cooke Johnsen

Dot McLane AAUW Pennsylvania State President, chair of the national Branch Program Resource Committee and STEM Task Force, and 2017-2019 AAUW Board Director

Dot McLane, Ph.D.

Leah Sakacs, YWTF Youngstown Chapter Director and 2017-2019 AAUW Board Director

Leah Sakacs

Mardy Stevens, 2017-2019 AAUW Board Director

Mardy Stevens

Dr. Mary Zupanc, 2017-2019 AAUW Board Director

Mary L. Zupanc, M.D.

Appointed Members

Karen Kirkwood

Eileen Menton

Susan Nenstiel


 

AAUW Public Policy Priorities

Proposal Topic Pass Yes No Did Not Vote
1. Environmental sustainability Yes 8,793 268 304
2. Gun violence Yes 8,334 784 247
3. Diversity and inclusion Yes 8,436 379 550
4. Sexual health Yes 8,604 347 414
5. Equity in salary and benefits Yes 8,464 264 637
6. Quality and affordable child care Yes 8,620 263 482
7. Voting rights and affirmative action Yes 7,669 903 793
8. Reproductive health decisions Yes 8,429 521 415
9. Definition of self Yes 8,008 458 899

 

AAUW Bylaws

Proposal Topic Pass Yes No Did Not Vote
1. Advocate category of membership No* 5,728 2,913 724
2. Eliminate degree requirement No 3,456 5,519 390
3. Moving section on appealing membership Yes 5,886 1,897 1,582
4. Change Nominations Committee appointment date Yes 7,378 933 1,054
5. Eliminate specific voting methods Yes 6,735 1,550 1,080
6. Allow board members to serve as committee chairs Yes 6,538 1,865 962
7. Change Public Policy Program to Public Policy Priorities Yes 7,593 833 939
8. Change the quorum to 3 percent No* 5,400 3,084 881

 

AAUW Resolutions

Proposal Topic Pass Yes No Did Not Vote
1. Equal Rights Amendment resolution Yes 8,789 292 284
2. Human trafficking resolution Yes 8,543 523 299

*Bylaws amendments require a two-thirds vote.

 

Vote by State

State Voter Online Paper Ballot Total Voted %-Percentage
Alabama 626 67 67 10.70
Alaska 196 27 1 28 14.29
AP 4 0 0.00
Arizona 1792 246 1 247 13.78
Arkansas 393 58 4 62 15.78
California 17522 2160 33 2193 12.52
Colorado 1778 239 2 241 13.55
Connecticut 1137 72 72 6.33
Delaware 536 50 1 51 9.51
District of Columbia 346 35 1 36 10.40
Florida 3963 561 12 573 14.46
Georgia 775 72 3 75 9.68
Guam 26 4 4 15.38
Hawaii 628 101 101 16.08
Idaho 480 70 70 14.58
Illinois 3215 380 6 386 12.01
Indiana 1131 114 2 116 10.26
Iowa 1079 90 1 91 8.43
Kansas 655 29 1 30 4.58
Kentucky 385 31 2 33 8.57
Louisiana 400 29 29 7.25
Maine 473 56 2 58 12.26
Mariana Islands 1 0 0.00
Maryland 1612 160 2 162 10.05
Massachusetts 1127 84 2 86 7.63
Michigan 3653 366 7 373 10.21
Minnesota 2769 320 5 325 11.74
Mississippi 246 13 1 14 5.69
Missouri 1183 184 2 186 15.72
Montana 451 49 1 50 11.09
Nebraska 315 32 1 33 10.48
Nevada 645 95 2 97 15.04
New Hampshire 258 13 1 14 5.43
New Jersey 2289 194 3 197 8.61
New Mexico 778 149 149 19.15
New York 4323 343 14 357 8.26
North Carolina 1626 186 3 189 11.62
North Dakota 202 24 1 25 12.38
Ohio 2118 181 5 186 8.78
Oklahoma 421 38 2 40 9.50
Ontario 1 0 0.00
Oregon 2143 267 5 272 12.69
Pennsylvania 3647 351 4 355 9.73
Puerto Rico 87 18 18 20.69
Quebec 2 0 0.00
Rhode Island 139 10 10 7.19
South Carolina 539 58 58 10.76
South Dakota 264 21 21 7.95
Tennessee 654 72 72 11.01
Texas 3369 408 7 415 12.32
Utah 435 72 1 73 16.78
Vermont 201 21 21 10.45
Virginia 2359 315 4 319 13.52
Virgin Islands 5 0 0.00
Washington 2915 367 5 372 7.98
West Virginia 238 12 12 5.04
Wisconsin 2508 271 4 275 10.96
Wyoming 213 17 17 7.98
Not available 203 9 9 4.43

 


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