Elizabeth Holden

Elizabeth Holden

Grassroots Advocacy Manager

Elizabeth Holden serves as the grassroots advocacy manager at AAUW, where she works with members across the country to advance AAUW’s public policy priorities at the state and federal levels. She also oversees the organization’s national voter education and Get Out the Vote campaigns. Prior to joining AAUW, she worked at the American Association of Law Libraries, where she developed both direct lobbying and grassroots advocacy strategies on issues related to public access to information. She began her advocacy career at Women’s Action for New Directions and was a fellow at the Women's Campaign Fund. She lives in Washington, D.C.’s Kalorama Triangle neighborhood with her husband.
 

Work by Elizabeth Holden

Get Out the Vote Do’s and Don’ts

A successful get-out-the-vote campaign must be a compliant one! Election activities carried out in AAUW’s name must be conducted within the guidelines set out in AAUW policies. To help you be compliant in your campaign activities, we’ve put together this list of basic election do’s and don’ts. Read more »

Resource   |   May 25, 2016

AAUW Voter Issue Guide

The 2016 Voter Issue Guide provides concise information about key policy issues in the 2016 election and will help you prepare for the upcoming election and educate eligible voters. Read more »

Resource   |   May 23, 2016
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How to Organize an Effective Petition Campaign

Creating a petition — online or offline — can help you generate attention and momentum around an issue, grow your list of advocates, and pressure lawmakers to act. Follow these best practices to create a successful petition. Read more »

Resource   |   May 12, 2016

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 »

Resource   |   April 11, 2016

How to Get Out the Vote on College Campuses

Want to get out the vote on college campuses? Use these best practices to help students register and vote. Read more »

Resource   |   April 01, 2016

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 »

Resource   |   March 30, 2016

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 »

Resource   |   March 28, 2016
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Quick Facts: What You Should Know About Filling U.S. Supreme Court Vacancies

Federal courts up to and including the Supreme Court are often also the last, best hope for women who have experienced discrimination in education, employment, health care, and other aspects of their lives. Read more »

Resource   |   March 04, 2016
Equal Pay Day is the perfect opportunity to organize action to close the gender pay gap. Each week until April 4 we'll share a new action idea for observing Equal Pay Day and provide more tips and tools for how you can help ensure that women are paid fairly.

How to “Celebrate” Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day is a powerful occasion to organize action around ending the gender pay gap. Make your equal pay day activities impactful. Follow this guide to draw attention to the gender pay gap and to call for legislative action and other solutions. Read more »

Resource   |   February 03, 2016

Ask Your Elected Officials to Proclaim Equal Pay Day with this Proclamation Template

Encourage your governor, city council, and mayor to proclaim “Equal Pay Day” in your state and community using this proclamation. Read more »

Resource   |   December 16, 2015