About Us

More Than 80 Years of Championing Equity for Women

AAUW seeks to promote inclusion and awareness for all members to create an equitable, sustainable and inclusive membership reflective of today's world.


From the Library of Congress:

“Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan. The Stonewall Uprising was a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States. In the United States the last Sunday in June was initially celebrated as ‘Gay Pride Day,’ but the actual day was flexible. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.”

LGBTQIA+ is the one of the current descriptions used to describe the population of lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, transgender, non-binary, intersex, queer, questioning and asexual individuals in our community. It is more accurate than most of the language that is used to label this group of people.

In July 2021, for the first time ever, the Census Bureau initiated a series of nationwide surveys that included questions about sexual orientation and gender identity. One of the primary missions of the Census Bureau is to develop a factual demographic, social, and economic understanding of the United States:

  • Our state has the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender population—2.7 million—in the nation.
  • California’s share of adults who identify as LGBT (9.1%) is considerably higher than the share in the rest of the nation (7.9%).
  • According to this data, about half (49%) of LGBT adults in California describe themselves as bisexual, similar to the rest of the US. Slightly over one third (36%) describe themselves as gay or lesbian, and 15% as transgender.
  • The data indicates that there are 543,000 same-sex married couple households, 469,00 same-sex unmarried partner households, and 191,000 children living with same sex parents.

For more information, the LGBTQIA+ population in California go to the Public Policy Institute:  https://www.ppic.org/blog/californias-lgbt-population/

If you have the opportunity, please attend the 2023 Redding Pride Festival on Saturday June 3 from 12:00 to 4:00 at Redding City Hall.

Our Vision Is Simple

We bring people together for the common goal of breaking through educational and economic barriers for women and girls.

Our Mission Is Sound

Advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.

AAUW Redding Branch

When you join the AAUW Redding Branch, Inc., you join over 13,000 members in California with a long-standing commitment to equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and philanthropy. Since 1942, our branch has served members from throughout Northern California. Membership is open to those with an associate or equivalent, baccalaureate, or higher degree from a qualified educational institution.

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Branch membership offers friendship with like-minded people and an arena for making a positive contribution to your community.


Membership is open to anyone holding an associate or equivalent (RN), baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Students who are currently enrolled in college may apply for a Student Affiliate membership.

Branch membership offers friendship with like-minded people and an arena for making a positive contribution to your community. Benefits include a subscription to California PERSPECTIVE, our state print publication.

Local dues include state and national membership. Sharing and supporting the values and positions of AAUW is very important. In addition to the Association benefits offered all AAUW members, branch members enjoy opportunities to network at the local level, sponsor community action projects to promote equity, and serve in branch leadership positions.

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AAUW’s policy work connects and rallies advocates at the local, state, national, and global levels to advance our work to empower women and girls. With the member-endorsed Public Policy Priorities as our guide, AAUW uses lobbying and grassroots efforts to push forward policies that break through educational and economic barriers for women.

Membership Renewal

Members may pay dues online at the national website by following the link below.