AAUW-WI State Convention Preview






Wisconsin Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson and WTMJ4-Milwaukee sportscaster Jessie Garcia are scheduled to speak at the AAUW-WI convention in Elkhart Lake at the Osthoff Resort on April 24-25. Abrahamson will be the keynote speaker on Saturday while Garcia will keynote on Friday evening.

AAUW Wisconsin Convention 2015 @ the Osthoff Resort

AAUW Wisconsin Convention 2015 @ the Osthoff Resort

The theme of the convention is Entitled to Succeed (Title IX). While convention plans are still being finalized, the initial agenda calls for a reception and District meetings Friday evening and a Title IX panel, business meeting and workshops ($tart $mart Next Steps, Public Policy, Media/ Internet) on Saturday. There will be more details and registration information in the next Badger Briefs.

Make your AAUW-WI State Convention hotel reservation!

The Osthoff is ready to take your room reservations for our State Convention (April 24—25, 2015). Please note these are not traditional hotel rooms, but condos with several different Osthoff.exteriorconfigurations: Run of House Guest Rooms/One Bedroom Suites @ $119.00 per night, Two Bedroom Suites @ $149.00 per night and Three Bedroom Deluxe Suites @ $189.00 per night. You can make reservations in two different ways: Call 800-876-3399 and press prompt #1, state that you are with AAUW and agents will book reservations for our group. To book online, please visit the website at www.osthoff.com. On the left hand side of the screen there is a link that says For Individual Group Reservations, click there. Use GWOMEN for Group ID and then AAUW for the password.

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

Archive: To Entice You: the Convention Highlights

For complete schedule, see the Spring 2014 issue of Badger Briefs.

Friday, April 25th

Pre-Convention Workshops

1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. $tart $mart salary negotiation training:  
Three-hour salary negotiation workshop for 40 students followed by 1-1/2 hour facilitator training session for up to 20 from AAUW. Offered on UW-Eau Claire campus.

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Branch Best Practices:  An orientation and update for branch presidents and presidents-elect who face the special issues and obligations required of those who head a branch. Find resources and brainstorm with peers.

7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  Panel of AAUW Fellowship and Grant Recipients
Dr. Sanjukta Chaudhuri, UW-Eau Claire
Gwen Taylor, Girl Scouts of Northeast Wisconsin
Jessica Clark, Edgewood College, Madison 

8:45 p.m. Movie: Girl Rising


Noon. – 1:30 p.m. Catherine Hill Presents The Role of AAUW Research in Advocacy (AAUW Director of Research)

1:45 p.m. NCCWSL – Students Share Leadership Experiences

2:40 – 3:30 p.m. Stay Strong Workshops:

  • How to mix electronic and print media to reach AAUW members and the public.
  • It’s My Vote
  • C/U 101: Create Campus Partners


Redistricting forum in Madison Monday, 2/17

“What Ever Happened to Good Government in Wisconsin?
And How Can We Fix It?”

Monday Evening, February 17th
6:30 to 8:00 PM
Edgewood College – Anderson Auditorium
1000 Edgewood Drive, Madison, WI

Panelists will include:

State Senator Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center)
State Senator Fred Risser (D-Madison)
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Executive Director Andrea Kaminski
Political Science Professor Steven Davis of Edgewood College
Executive Director Jay Heck of Common Cause in Wisconsin

Scott Milfred, Editorial Page Editor of the Wisconsin State Journal will serve as Moderator.

Please join us for what will be an informative and lively discussion.

Full details can be found here: http://www.commoncausewisconsin.org/2014/01/ccwi-public-forum-in-madison-on.html