AAUW-Wisconsin Legislative Day 2015

We are planning an exciting and productive AAUW-Wisconsin Legislative Day at the State capitol_exteriorCapitol in Madison on Thursday, October 15. This event will start at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4402 East Washington Ave., with registration at 8:30 am and then feature speakers on issues and advocacy training and lunch in the morning before heading to the State Capitol to meet with our legislators from 1 pm to 3 pm.

For more information, please see the flyer and registration form.  Register by Oct. 10.

The cost is $20.00 for AAUW members and $25.00 for advocacy partners.

Plan to join us and share info on this special event with your branch members and local advocacy partners.

We are still laboring to make Wisconsin a better place for all women and girls.

Convention Handouts & Presentations

With so much good information exchanged at this year’s State Convention in Elkhart Lake, we want to make sure to make it available.  Watch this space for materials from speakers as they become available.

Rebecca Norlander:
STEMS & GEMS (pptx)
Impact of AAUW on Wisconsin (pdf)
Board Best Practices (pptx)

Tonya Schmidt:
Beyond Compliance: Title IX at UW-Madison (pptx)

Smart Media session:
Sample Email Style Guide (pdf)
Sample Blog Style Guide (pdf)

AAUW Appleton & Oshkosh win Tech Savvy Grant!

Tech-Savvy-LogoAfter applying for and winning a $6,000 2015 Tech Savvy (WI) grant, the AAUW-Appleton and Oshkosh Branches will be one of 8 new conference sites, of 16 total, and the 1st for Wisconsin.

Tech Savvy (WI) will offer a one-day STEM conference to be held at the UW-Oshkosh, Halsey Science Center, on Saturday, April 18, 2015, and open to girls in grades 6th-9th and their parents/guardians.

Organizers are seeking donations in order to make attendance to this great opportunity accessible for all.  Please see the linked letter for more on donating.  Follow this link to learn more about Tech Savvy

Getting Out the Vote!

10626673_10152236393131487_5400870281235172097_nToday, women wield great power in U.S. and Wisconsin politics. Women vote more often than men. Therefore, women are the ones who often decide who gets to become an elected official and who does not.

But to exercise our political power, women must first register to vote and then actually go to the polls and vote for candidates that would best represent their economic and social interests.

We have an opportunity with the upcoming November 4 election to reach out this fall to young and not-so-young women who might be persuaded to register to vote and become new voters in your districts.

Below are some resources to help branches Get Out the Vote

Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Webinar

AAUW WI Voter Guide Card

AAUW-WI Public Policy Statement 2014-16