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AAUW
June 15, 2012

I joined AAUW when I was a mother of small children in the early ‘70s because it was a lifeline to adult conversation. I stayed on because it became it became clear to me that AAUW is a source of strength, optimism, and esteem-promoting, life-enhancing change for all women of all ages and circumstances. By working together toward equity for women (and therefore equity for all) — in education, in the workplace, in health care benefits — we in AAUW multiply exponentially our individual power to make a difference in the lives of the women and girls who come after us. And through our community programs and scholarships, we encourage an interest in life-long learning and an understanding of what women have contributed down through history. In addition to the pride of knowing that I’ve played a role in all this there has been the reward of personal growth and enrichment from my nine years as branch public policy representative.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Hearing first-hand from Lilly Ledbetter, whose unfair pay over the course of her career, led to the "Lilly Ledbetter" Act, the first to be signed into law by President Barack Obama after he took office in January 2008. While Lilly got nothing from this law which wasn't retroactive, other women will benefit from her speaking up and taking action.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you learn about this organization?

Neighbors who belonged to the local branch.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Equity for women, through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

What is its top priority in the long run?

Equity for women through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

MY ROLE:
Board Member