How To

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: Making a Rally Uber Effective

A public rally can be a great way to increase visibility for AAUW, generate media coverage, and raise awareness about a policy issue. Here are some tips and tricks for making your rally super effective (or uber effective!). 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 »

2012-13 Towson University Campus Action Project Team working for fair pay on Equal Pay Day.

Tabling: There’s More to It Than Meets the Eye

Tabling can be a great way to increase visibility for AAUW and spread the word about AAUW’s work. But there’s more to it than sitting at a table with brochures. Here are some tips and tricks for making your tabling event extra effective. Read more »

How to Hold a Meeting with Your Elected Officials

Connecting with your elected officials about AAUW issues in a face-to-face meeting is a great way to develop a relationship with them and work to influence the positions they take on issues important to you. Below are some helpful tips for before, during, and after a visit. Read more »

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How to Use Social Media for Advocacy

Social media can have tremendous rewards for your state and branch advocacy efforts if you’re creative and persistent. Learn how to use digital technology to contact, inform, and mobilize concerned people around an issue or a cause. Read more »