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.
DECEMBER: DIVERSITY, EQUITY and INCLUSION PUBLIC POLICY HOLIDAY QUIZ
- Can you name the women’s issues selected for focus and action by AAUW and AAUW CA? How are these focus areas chosen? ANSWER at our January 13th Branch Meeting. Hint: See 5 below.
- How can you join the action to help solve some of these issues? How can you become a “2 Minute Activist”? What is the Action Network and Lobby Day? ANSWER See answer above.
- Was our CA Public Policy legislative lobbying team successful this recent bill cycle? ANSWER: YES. How many AAUW CA priority bills were recently signed into law? 19. Now that shows our AAUW CA dues at work! Check out all the details of the new CA laws that support women in the November issue of Public Policy News.
- How many women world leaders were awarded Nobel Prizes recently? ANSWER: 4. How many are Americans? 2. Katalin Kariko, Hungarian-American, won for her work in medicine. She helped develop the Covid vaccine saving millions of lives.
- Who was the other American woman Nobel laureate? ANSWER: Claudia Goldin, 77, the first woman to win for her work in Economics without men as collaborators. Based on her AAUW aligned research. Dr. Goldin’s Nobel-winning study focuses on causes of the gender wage gap, the evolution of women’s participation in the job market over the past 200 years, and the implications for the future of the labor force. An AAUW Public Policy Priority is Economic Security for all women, including equity in the workplace, enforcement of work-place anti-discrimination laws; access to job training and quality, affordable childcare and paid sick leave and caregiving leave. These are the exact factors studied by Dr. Goldin to understand why U.S. women earn on average 80 cents for every dollar earned by a man, why men’s wages are higher than women’s in the same occupation, and why women are under-represented in the top jobs even though women are now more educated than men.
- Are you culturally curious? What are 3 major holidays celebrated this December and when will they be celebrated? ANSWER: Hanukkah December 7-15, Christmas December 25, Kwanzaa December 26-Jan. 1.Learn more about Kwanzaa at the Kwanzaa table at our December 9th Branch Brunch.
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.
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.
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.
Members may pay dues online at the national website by following the link below.