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

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Resource   |   May 25, 2015

Political vs. Partisan: A Guide to Your AAUW Advocacy Actions

When members take advocacy actions in the name of AAUW, those actions must be political rather than partisan. Here are some things to keep in mind when determining if your actions are political or partisan Read more »

Resource   |   September 24, 2014
A view of the Washington Monument from the Jefferson Memorial.

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 »

Resource   |   July 25, 2014
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 »

Resource   |   July 18, 2014

Sign Advocates Up for the AAUW Action Network

Print out this worksheet for your events and meetings to collect contact information from your guests and attendees. You can use the contact information to follow-up with your potential new members and advocates, then type up for information and send it to advocacy@aauw.org to make sure they can become a two minute activist. Read more »

Resource   |   May 02, 2014
Senator Harry Reid meets with AAUW members.

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 and influence the positions they take on issues important to you. Read more »

Resource   |   February 22, 2013

How to Build a Phone Tree

Learn how to set up a phone tree for activating a group of people to spread a brief message quickly and efficiently to a large number of people. Read more »

Resource   |   February 21, 2013