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How to Work with the Media

Working with the media is a great way to draw attention to AAUW priority issues and events you are planning. Building relationships and knowing how to communicate with the media are the keys to success, whether you want to work with a print reporter, television reporter, radio reporter, or blogger. Read more »

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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 »

  |   ,   |   April 11, 2016
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When to Write a Letter to the Editor versus an Op-Ed

Energize branch members, promote AAUW visibility in the community, and spread the word about important issues by writing a letter to the editor or an op-ed! Read more »

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How to Organize a Candidate Forum

Whether for a local, state, or federal election, a candidate event is a great way to engage your community around an upcoming election, to build support for the issues that matter to AAUW, and to learn more about the candidates running to represent you. Read more »

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How to Organize an Issue Forum

Foster community dialogue on current events or issues of relevance to AAUW, such as equal pay, campus sexual assault, or a recent AAUW research report. Learn how to host a panel discussion town hall, or tele-town hall! Read more »

  |   ,   |   March 28, 2016
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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 »

How to Get the Whole World to Sign Your Petition

A petition is what we call an “easy lift” — with just a little bit of effort, you can generate attention and momentum around an issue, grow your list of advocates, and pressure lawmakers to act. Plus, a petition helps you raise your state’s or branch’s visibility and potentially gain new members! Read more »

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A Strong Showing: How to Host a Rally

A public rally can be a great way to increase visibility for AAUW, generate media coverage, and raise awareness about a policy issue. Read more »

Special Delivery! Get Your Elected Official’s Attention

Want to meet with an elected official about a policy issue? Want to spotlight that issue in the media? Want a fun and easy action members can participate in? Making a delivery to an elected official’s office is the answer! Read more »

How to Host a House Meeting

Want to tell your family, friends, and neighbors about paycheck fairness, violence against women, another policy issue, or just AAUW in general? It’s time to throw a house meeting! And we’re here to help. Read more »