Since 1881, AAUW has been breaking through educational and economic barriers for women and girls. Today, AAUW has nearly 170,000 members and supporters and a nationwide community that includes 1,000 branches and 800 college and university partners. Together, we provide networking, advocacy, and action that contribute to a more promising future for women and girls.

Stand Up for Voting Rights

On August 6, 2015, our nation marked the fiftieth anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, which intended to protect millions of Americans from discriminatory voting restrictions.  Fast forward 50 years later and we continue to see voting practices that directly affect women, minorities, young voters, and the elderly from accessing the ballot box.  Why is this happening?  The 2013 Supreme Court decision in Shelby v. Holder gutted the heart of the Voting Rights Act by striking down the law’s preclearance provisions.  That’s why Congress must act to restore voter protections that would require key states that have demonstrated a history of voting discrimination to obtain preclearance prior to any voting changes.

Take action: Urge your representative to support the Voting Rights Advancement Act (S.1659/H.R.2867) today!

Upcoming Programs:

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Gender Issues and Bullying and the Columbia Public Schools Plan

Trinity Presbyterian Church

1600 West Rollins Road

7:00 p.m.

Speaker: Jan Mees

Columbia Public Schools board member since 2007

 Bring a friend and encourage her to join AAUW!  Bring a reviewed book for sale.  Write a brief book report and sign it.  It it doesn’t sell, take it home and try again next month.