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Power to the Polls Georgia – January 20th

Click here for some information regarding an event this Saturday, January 20th. Power to the Polls is a follow-up event on the women’s march that many of our AAUW members participated in last year. Debbie Karvey will be working at the ERA table, and we appreciate her sharing this empowering event with us!

The Power of Membership

 AAUW opens the doors of opportunity to women and girls through our programs, research, and advocacy.  Fulfilling the mission of AAUW depends on members, and our national organization has prepared a short video highlighting membership.  You can view it by clicking on this link.

If you are not a member, please consider joining our AAUW Atlanta Branch.  If you are already a member, recommend AAUW to your friends and colleagues.  We need the talents and abilities of all women to be engaged in improving the status of women and girls!  Use the “Join” tab contact our membership chair.

Plan to Attend the 2014 AAUW of Georgia Convention

The 2014 AAUW of Georgia Convention will be held in at the Hilton Garden Inn, Cartersville, GA, March 28-29.  The registration form is attached for your convenience.  There will be a social event on Friday, March 28 and the business meeting and program will be held on Saturday, March 29, concluding by 4 pm.  Refer to The Cherokee Rose Spring Newsletter for more details.

Let’s support this event!

Student Affiliates Opportunity to Attend State Convention

The state officers and Atlanta branch members would like to invite our student affiliates to attend the state convention by paying for your registration that includes lunch.  We want to learn from you and each of you to ask questions from our members.

We truly look forward to joining together at this State Convention.  It will give each of you an opportunity to meet other students from other colleges. Please send in your registration before Monday, March 24th.  We look forward to seeing you at state convention!

February Branch Meeting Highlights

Our February 2, 2013, Branch meeting was held at the beautiful Woodruff Library on the campus of Clark Atlanta University.  Members of the Cobb and North Fulton Branches also participated in the program that focused on public policy and legislative issues.

An outstanding panel of speakers provided in-depth information about specific topics.  Taifah Butler, Deputy Director of the Georgia Budget Policy Initiative, outlined the current budget’s expenses and revenues which you can review click here.

Amanda Ptashkin represented Georgians for a Healthy Future and discussed work of that organization in education, policy advocacy, and coalition building click here.

Cindia Crawford, national organizing director of 9 to 5, focused on the need to have a flexible workplace policy and urged passage of the Family Care Act in this legislative session click here.

Thanks to Diana Witt, Branch Public Policy Chair, and Myra Carmon, Branch Program Vice President, for organizing this stimulating event.  And thanks to Shirley Williams-Kirksey, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Clark Atlanta University, for making this beautiful meeting location available to us.