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Public Policy of AAUW

    The AAUW has Public Policy standing committees on three levels: the Association, the State and the Branch. See the national AAUW Public Policy page.
    The priorities on the state level are determined by a Public Policy Survey. See the California AAUW Public Policy page.
    The North Peninsula Branch AAUW, each year, has a program for one of the general monthly meetings, at which we may discuss the pros and cons of the Propositions on the ballot, a report on a legislative interview with one of our representatives or a talk by a state or national representative. Public Policy works on equal pay for equal work, affordable health care, and school support.
    The Chair of the Public Policy Committee receives by e-mail the latest AAUW positions, both state and national.
    The Public Policy Interest Group has established Skyline College as a Partner in order to add to our Branch members from the faculty and student affiliates. We will profit from their input and share with them our interest in such vital issues as Women's Reproductive Rights, Pay Equity, campus sexual assaults as well as legal aid in implementing Title IX.
    Join us if you are interested in exercising your rights and privileges as a citizen, as well as the duties and responsibilities of a voter in our democracy.

Be an Activist

    Make your voice heard on Capitol Hill.  For more than a century, AAUW has influenced public policy debate on critical issues such as education, Social Security, sex discrimination, civil rights, reproductive choice, affirmative action, Title IX, welfare reform, vocational education, pay equity, family and medical leave, and health care reform.
    If you are interested in learning more about AAUW's public policy priorities, please visit the national AAUW AAUW Issues page.
    From this page you can access the AAUW voting record, fact sheets, and position papers.

Pay Equity Day

    Every April has a Pay Equity Day. AAUW has developed materials and publicity for pay equity, and AAUW-NP members have contacted newspapers, cities, and businesses about this issue. On Wednesday, March 26, 2014, AAUW-NP members attended a South San Francisco city council meeting at which a proclamation about Pay Equity was announced.

April 8, 2014, Pay Equity Day

Proclamations given by SSF and San Mateo City Councils

All members are wearing something scarlet to dramatize how many women work in the red!

AAUW-Skyline College Partnership Activities

    On Tuesday, March 1st, 2016, our branch together with the Pacifica branch had a tabling event at the Main Dining Hall of Building 6 at Skyline College, in celebration of the 19th Amendment - the Amendment that prohibits denying any U.S. citizen the right to vote on the basis of sex. Voter registration forms and brochures on AAUW were on display.
    On Thursday, March 17th, 2016, ten of us attended the Skyline College 16th Annual President's Breakfast at the South San Francisco Conference Center.
    Friday, April 22nd, 2016, in cooperation with the Center for Student Life and Leadership Development Office and the Skyline Associated Students of Skyline College (ASSC), our branch showcased the work that AAUW does to empower women. This was in celebration of Women' History Month. We met with students to drum up interest on AAUW membership. Our brochures were on display, and we had Voter Registration Forms on hand for distribution.
    At its recent meeting, the Board voted to award $500 each to two Skyline women students who will be pursuing a four-year college or university degree. The award ceremony took place on May 12, 2016, at the Skyline Theater.

AAUW-NP table at Skyline College, March 1, 2016

Gaetane Andrews, Sue Argeris, Lada Denisova, and Barbara Serling at Skyline College’s 17th President’s Breakfast, a fundraiser for student scholarships and awards.

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