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Resources

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October 30, 2018

Supreme Court Preview

Join us for a look at the U.S. Supreme Court calendar for the October 2018 term. We will also discuss the congressional landscape and the potential impact on AAUW policy priorities. Read more »

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The Art of Following Up with Registered Voters

Evidence shows that newly registered voters who receive follow-up communications are far more likely to turn out to vote. Our guidelines below will help you do just that. Read more »

How To Create a Facebook Fundraiser

Celebrating a milestone or event? Whatever the cause, Facebook fundraisers are a fun and easy way to raise funds to move AAUW’s mission forward. Read more »

Introducing Two-Minute Activist Mobile

Committed members of AAUW’s Action Network receive urgent email notices when their advocacy is needed most and are always prepared to spring into action at a moment’s notice. Read more »

Your voice is your vote. Be heard! #ItsMyVote
October 18, 2016

It’s My Vote: I Will Be Heard 2016 GOTV Skill Trainings

With Election Day rapidly approaching, it’s time for your branch to spring into action to help get-out-the-vote (GOTV) in 2016. Register for our series of three webinar trainings to learn what you need to register, educate, and turn out voters. Read more »

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How to Do Media Interviews

There is always a chance a member of the media may be interested in your point of view on stories related to gender equity. Speaking with a reporter may sound daunting but don’t panic! The following guide includes helpful tips to make you an interview pro in no time. Read more »

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

Social Media 201: Leveraging Social Media to Increase Your Visibility

Take the next steps with social media. If you’re creative and persistent, social media can help you raise your branch’s visibility, recruit new members and donors, and influence important community stakeholders. Read more »