Awareness

AAUW Covington-Mandeville branch strives to bring important and interesting programs to the general public, and co-hosts non-partisan, issue-based, public political debates in cities and on campuses around the state.

The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) Ratification is needed! (information from the Louisiana state AAUW page)

AAUW encourages members to exercise the right to vote and encourage others to do the same.

Register to Vote

Your vote is important! On August 26, 1920 the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution gave women — after a long and hard struggle — the right to vote. Our votes remain a vital tool for shaping the policy issues that affect women every day.

Members are encouraged to join AAUW’s “Action Network” and “TAKE ACTION” so they may receive email notification about national issues which relate to AAUW’s Public Policy Priorities of importance to equity, health, and education for women and girls, and civil rights.

It is important that members “SPEAK OUT” to voice their concerns either by writing to their representatives individually or by using “The Two Minute Activist” tool on AAUW’s website.

AAUW Advocacy Resources:

Other Voter Resources:

Project Vote Smart to contact elected officials, check voting records, and for accurate, unbiased candidate information.

Find Your Representatives In The LA Legislature:

The Value of Belonging to AAUW

As an AAUW member, you’ll be proud to belong to this nationwide group of people who value education and equal rights, who are contributing to a more promising future for all women and girls, and who together provide a powerful voice for women and girls. This is a voice that cannot and will not be ignored.

Celebrate Women’s Equality Day – August 26th

August 26, is the anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which gave women — after a long and hard struggle — the right to vote. AAUW members were a key part of the fight for women’s suffrage then, and AAUW members know that equity is still an issue today. Women’s Equality Day is a time to remember that our votes remain a vital tool for shaping the policy issues that affect women every day.