Community Outreach

Use these resources to make connections and develop relationships with your local community, including with newspapers, businesses, schools, and residents.

Quick Facts on the Equal Rights Amendment

AAUW is strongly committed to women’s equality. In this downloadable document, AAUW explains the Equal Rights Amendment, what it would do for women, and why America needs to ratify this […] Read more »

AAUW Mission & Action — August 2014

Announcements What do you think of the new Mission & Action? Let us know. Starting in September, you’ll receive it twice a month. Apply to bring an AAUW Campus Leadership […] Read more »

  |   ,   |   August 14, 2014

Branch Public Policy Chair Manual

This manual is for AAUW members serving as branch public policy chairs (BPPC). It provides an overview of the branch public policy chair role, the basics of public policy and advocacy, and sample tactics to take action. Read more »

State Public Policy Chair Manual

This manual is for AAUW members serving as state public policy chairs (SPPCs). It is intended to provide an overview of the state public policy chair role, the basics of public policy and advocacy, and sample tactics to take action. Read more »

Nominate an Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Awardee

Nominations for the 2015 Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award will be accepted now until November 15, 2014. The award honors an individual, project, organization, or institution for outstanding contributions to equity and education for women and girls. Read more »

  |   ,   |   August 01, 2014
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4 Leader Essentials for STEM Chairs

STEM chairs host programs for local girls with their branches and state leadership, assist with expansion of the national AAUW Tech Trek and Tech Savvy programs, and spread the word about AAUW’s research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Check out these tips to bring STEM opportunities to more girls in your community. Read more »

  |   , ,   |   July 30, 2014

Your Every Question Answered: Advocacy How-to Guides

Find a complete set of resources to guide you in advocating for women and girls through a variety of tactics and actions. Read more »

2013-14 International Fellow Abosede Gbenga-Akinbiola (left) with AAUW Kensington-Rockville (MD) Branch Program Officer and 1980–81 Career Development Grantee Dian Belanger

How to Invite a Fellow or Grantee to Your Branch

Have you thought about connecting with those fellowship and grant recipients at your branch? Recipients make great speakers at branch programs, and they’re often looking for ways to engage with AAUW locally. Read more »

  |   , ,   |   July 25, 2014
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How to Put Together a Candidate Forum

A candidate forum is a public event for voters to meet and hear from candidates running for office. Forums can help you accomplish many goals, including educating voters about candidates, creating a space for candidates to express their positions on AAUW issues, and raising visibility for AAUW. Read more »

A sign on a street that says Vote Here

How to Organize a Voter Registration Drive

This guide provides some easy steps to running a successful voter registration campaign. Read on, and remember that the AAUW public policy staff is here to help — consider them your resource and sounding board. Read more »